I hope this chore charts post helps you get your thoughts organized and be able to go in the right direction when it comes to tackling chores with preschoolers. And don’t forget to check out our chore chart hub! It has great ideas to pick the perfect chore chart for multiple kids!
After what K and I have been learning about how much he loves helping with household chores, and after reading the “Managers of their Homes” book (see above), I figured I would try an afternoon chore chart.
I consulted websites that cited chores that were age appropriate (this one included) and came up with a list. Also, I used the free editable chore chart below to fill it out with our afternoon chores. I ended up filling up two charts, haha!
First, I print the chart in color and put it in a sheet protector. Then I use double-sided tape (the foamy kind) or sticky tack to put on wall. Since I want to reuse these charts, I use a dry erase crayon to check mark what he has completed.
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DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT MAKE MY SON DO ALL OF HIS MORNING AND ALL OF HIS AFTERNOON CHORES!
The morning chores are mandatory (you can see that chart a few pictures below), but these afternoon chores are to be used as a guideline. We pick one or two a day only (unless he enjoys doing more and offers to help) and check them, just to keep track. Notice how I typed numbers (1-7) along the top and not days of the week.
These aren’t done on specific days. It is simply a list to let him know what he can help with as the opportunity arises.
For example, yesterday, I washed our kitchen rags. He hung them on my multi-clip hanger and we put them out to dry. When they were dry later that day, we brought them in and he un-clipped them from the hanger clips and folded them for me.
He enjoyed doing all of it. So, he got three checks for the day for the three things he did.
But today, he only watered the plants out front, so he only go one. It doesn’t matter, as long as he’s contributing with something daily. I have noticed that he has more initiative and asks to help with chores that are on the list (because he knows he can).
It is wonderful. He feels such a great sense of accomplishment. You should see his smile when I check stuff off the list. It’s big.
Once we get into our regular homeschooling schedule, whenever we get to our Afternoon Chores time (yes, it’s in the schedule), I will let him know what I am up to (baking, washing, etc) in which he can help.
And I also plan on asking him to pick something he would like to help with and, if time permits, we do it. I just hope we don’t get to the point where he is asking to help with baking daily because I can’t afford to be trying to lose weight later, haha.
Just to reiterate, I never make him do all of these afternoon chores every day; they are only a guideline, as opposed to his morning chores, which are mandatory (brushing teeth, washing face, etc).
The morning chores take him about 6-8 minutes every morning.
|The two afternoon chore charts are hanging in our laundry room. This is an editable chart by ModEcoKids.com, but the website doesn’t exist anymore. I have listed great alternatives at the bottom of this post.|
|MORNING CHART (MANDATORY)|
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This is a great quote from inspiring Moms on Facebook:
“Before you jump to ‘do’ for your kids, ask yourself if you are doing something that they could be doing for themselves. If you ‘do’ it all, how are your kids going to learn to become self-sufficient, hard-working, and responsible?
One of the best things you can do for your kids–and yourself is to let them do for themselves.
Your job is to provide encouragement and praise to motivate them to do more and more and more. Before you know it, your kids will be leading you.
They can absolutely do anything, yet they will never know what they are capable of doing until you let them try, try, and try again. Step back and watch them go. They will soar!”
In this post, you will see two kinds of chore charts for multiple children with some free printable charts and cards.
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I highly recommend raising your kids having a responsibility chart to help at home.
Toddlers are so amazing!
They love to have and “exploit” their sense of independence, so they want to do everything themselves.
Doing chores at home is a wonderful way for them to help out at home, for them to practice important life skills that they will use for the rest fo their lives and for them to feel like big kids.
I know that most parents want to raise their children the best way possible and are very proactive about it.
Sometimes, though, we feel inexperienced or ill-equipped to face some challenges that come up as our children grow.
It hasn’t always been common knowledge that toddlers and preschoolers are capable of successfully performing tasks to help keep the house clean.
But now, as a society, we are finally catching up a bit more with wonderful teaching methods like The Montessori Method, and we are starting to help our children get on the right path to independence.
I hope this chore charts post helps you get your thoughts organized and be able to go in the right direction when it comes to tackling chores with preschoolers.
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