One of my goals for the month of January was to make Seth some chore cards to help us get in a routine and to make sure that I remember to have Seth help around the house, ’cause sometimes it’s just easier to do things myself.
Seth had fun helping me make these chore cards. I actually made making them a part of school one day. He got to practice writing and copywork. He also illustrated one of the cards.
What You Need:
*2 markers of different colors
*clear contact paper
I picked ten “chores” for Seth. Some are daily habits, like getting dressed or brushing teeth, and others are actual jobs that he does- sweeping and matching the shoes.
Five of them I picked to be daily chores and the other five are jobs that I have him do throughout the week, one or two per day.
1. Write the chore on the top of the card.
2.Draw a picture to illustrate the chore or let your preschooler illustrate the card.
3. Have your preschooler copy out the name of the chore under the one you did. I didn’t draw guidelines but that might be helpful for younger littles. For the daily chores we used blue and then for the extra momma’s decision cards we used orange.
4. Use the contact paper to laminate the chore cards. I found it easiest to cut off a big piece, remove the paper, lay down with the non-sticky side down arrange all the cards on the sticky side and then cut another piece the same size the sandwich the cards together. Then you just cut between the cards and they are finished! 🙂
Do you have a chore list for you toddler or preschooler? What about allowance or paying for certain jobs? If you do pay for extra harder jobs, which ones are they?