I posted the other day about chores and allowance, and how we have decided not to link the two together. Anyway, I also promised to share with you some chore charts I found whilst scouring the internet.
So, time to deliver! I'm sure there are even more ideas out there, but surely this will be enough, just check it out....
In no particular order, I am posting pictures to various chore chart options, as well as links to the original blogs so you can see the instructions for putting it together yourself.
Simple chore cards by Wardeh
Kristi Lea has a very detailed post about her chore chart system which incorporates a dice game to decide which children do which chores. She also explains their reward system - some great ideas here!
As you can see, we are leaving simple behind us now. Kierste has two fabulous chore chart ideas. The one on the left is a dry erase chore chart and the one on the right is an adorable burlap chore chart.
Julie created this chore chart (aka anti-boredom device) for her five children using a cookie sheet and some magnets.
Katherine had a really cute idea, especially for moms with young kids.
MyLittleGems posted a great tutorial on how to make this crafty chore chart using a placemat, popsicle sticks, felt stars and paper clips.
Jennifer also had two great ideas - the one on the left is here and the tutorial for the one on the right is in two parts, here and here.
Pretty creative so far, right? Oh, we're just getting started baby!
For all y'all cowgirls out there, this one's for you and your Howdy Helpers!
Now these are some classy looking chore boards!
Another magnetic chore board - I'm not entirely sure how it's supposed to be organized, but it looks like a fun idea.
Monica made this beautiful chore chart, but it looks like they take up a lot of space, so if you have a lot of kids this probably is not the best option.
Melissa made this key chain chore system - simple and fun!
No tutorial for this one, you can buy it from Lil Luna on etsy, but it looks pretty easy to make. I'm assuming magnets again. Oh wait, I did a little more digging and found the tutorial after all - here it is!
Tiff's chore chart is colour coded by kid.
Amy created this cute framed magnetic rotating chore chart and has another post detailing their rewards points system and "home store".
Cami claims to have created the ultimate chore chart.
Amber's is similar to Cami's, but both of them would also take up a lot of space as you make one per child. Amber had another idea pictured on the right.
Michelle made a very creative, yet simple, chore chart with a clipboard, some scrapbooks supplies and clothespins.
Jolanthe has a chore chart for those that like lists!
Martha Stewart's magnetic job chart - not as impressed as I thought I'd be Martha.
If you're a little more ambitious, this is a really stylish and fun idea - if you're a diy handy-woman, this one's for you!
Liz made this cute wooden heart flip chore chart.
Erin made these dry erase chore charts - simple yet cute!
For you sewers out there, this chore ticket pocket system might be for you!
Mandy created a really cute chore chart for little kids with a Noah's ark theme.
Another magnetic chore chart idea.
Shabby Spot Boutique put a family spin on the chore chart - teamwork!
Jeanie created this chore chart - it uses a lot of velcro!
Jennifer uses a tag and folder system.
Paul and Ines created this random system - doesn't get much simpler than this!
There's also cool online chore charts like this one that you can do.
If you're looking for some age appropriate chores for your kids - here's a list I found that should help you out.
Another simple idea to involve the whole family is a Focused 15 (x4) minutes of cleaning "go time"!
Whew! That's it!!
I was going to include a picture of our girl's summer chore charts (just printed from a Word document), but something got really messed up with my file, so I may have to do that another day.
So, which one do you like the best?!