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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Chores Printable


I once posted a snapshot of my son helping me with the cloth diapers and I am so glad that he already developed the habit of helping me.

Click here to read Mommy's little helper (part 1)

I thought about creating a checklist of chores that is easy enough for him to do but I did not know where and how to start the list. So we started last month, he simply wrote the chores on a piece of paper and taped it on his cabinet door. He would put a tick mark on the chore once he is done.

At first, he thought that he will get a point for every time I need to leave the room to check if the washer is done and he is left with his little sister. I explained to him that I will only give him a point if he does not complain for the whole day. No matter how many times I ask him to help me in picking up baby's toys or play with baby for a while so that I can do some work, he will still get 1 point for each chore. I reminded him that back in our day, we don't earn rewards for chores, instead we get punished if we don't do our chores. He then stopped complaining and started to enjoy helping me.

Here's a pic of the checklist I created for my son's chores, he taped in on his cabinet door. 

I also created a Free Printable Kid's Chores Checklist for you. Just click the links below to download the file.
 download a copy of the Kid's Chores Checklist 
PDF  Excel File

We made a deal on the money that he will earn through the chores. Half of it will go straight to his savings account and he can only spend the remaining half if his grades are good. I can say the list did some wonders! He can proudly say that mommy will go crazy without his help. Oh wait, I'm already crazy! Lol! But you know what I mean...

If you have any tips on how to make kids do chores, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Blessed be.


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