From Fifteen Families
Chore charts can be nice, but they are missing a crucial piece to the puzzle.
The chart looks nice on the wall, but the child soon gets distracted. The dog is just begging for attention, and after petting him, the child realizes he is thirsty, and the distractions only continue. You then enter the picture and encourage the child to get busy with his chores. He doesn't remember what chore he is on. So, back to the chore chart you go. As we struggled ourselves with a workable chore system, the Lord gave Steve the idea of ChorePacks. ChorePacks are like a mobile "to do" list the child clips onto their clothing. Okay, simple, you think. I'll just grab some badge holders at Office Depot, and we'll be set. No, not so simple. Those are not designed to withstand everyday use by children. We spent many hours, and thousands of dollars, working to develop a sturdy, child-safe ChorePack. The book, Managers of Their Chores, and included ChorePack system has helped countless moms across the world manage this important area of chores.
Do you realize training your children to do chores is actually part of training them for their future? You'll discover the book is about more than just creating a chore system: you'll find much other practical information in the book, including two chapters about Mom's and Dad's attitudes and chores and preschoolers.
"I have just implemented the Managers of Their Chores. Wow! My children are consistently doing their chores, and I am free from the daily burden of trying to do it all. Now I know it will get done at a certain time and my children are growing in responsibility and independence and obedience. Thank you for such a wonderful resource."
Another mom said:
"ChorePacks revolutionized our days. We get more done in less time, and I don't have to micromanage every child's chores. What a relief!"
In the meantime, while you wait for your book to arrive, you may find some helpful ideas in the free chore charts below. You'll be able to see what their children are capable of accomplishing at their ages. This will help you as you build your family's chore system.
|Family||# of Children||Ages||Summary|
|Family A||2||7, 5||Very detailed, each day of week, morning, noon, evening.|
|Family B||3||10, 8, 6||Fairly detailed, each day of week, morning, non, evening; including Saturday chores that vary per week.|
|Family C||6||7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1||Text-based chart, fairly detailed, primarily very young children, daily-based, morning, noon, and evening.|
|Family D||3||7, 5, 3||Simple chart of daily chores that includes time estimates.|
|Family E||4||11, 9, 7, 5||Detailed chart, primarily text-based for younger children with chart for 11 and 9 year old.|
|Family F||3||9, 7, 3||Chore system based on two-week cycle (one set of chores during week 1, next set for week 2).|
|Family G||4||16, 14, 10, 9||Chore Chart written out in explanation-style; daily and Saturday chores.|
|Family H||4||9, 7, 6, 4||Chore system with chores varying per day of the week|
|Family I||1||10||Simple chore chart for 10 year old boy (detailing chores for each day).|
|Family J||4||16, 9, 7, 2||Detailed daily chores as well as weekly listing, text-based.|
|Family K||2||10, 6||Text-based description of chores for two young boys.|
|Family M||5||16, 14, 10, 7, 4||Daily chores for children with three separate categories (one style of chores for older, different for younger, and very simple list for youngest).|
|Family N||5||10, 8, 7, 5, 3||Text based chore system showing morning, lunch, dinner, afternoon, and weekly chores.|
|Family O||4||9, 7, 3, 2||Chore system per day of the week with Saturday chores.|