Awhile back I created both an illustrated chore chart and an illustrated chore booklet. While I decided the chore chart involved too much effort on my part, we are still using the coupon book for a month’s worth of random chores. The problem with the booklet is that I did not include pages for DAILY chore like making the bed. Therefore, these chores are rarely getting done by a couple of my kiddos. This illustrated chore checklist solves that problem.
One checklist lasts for the entire week, so it allows for some laziness on my part. If I wanted to be extra lazy, I could laminate the sheet and have the kids use a dry erase marker to check off the chores. I think I may end up doing this.
For now, there are only a few things I want my kids to do every day, like make their bed, put their clothes in the laundry, and put away their toys. However, if I wasn’t using the chore booklets in conjunction with this, I might also give them a weekly chore like sweep the floor and rotate this chore every week. Another child might have to clean a bathroom mirror and another child might be on dish duty.
If this were the only chore tracker I was using, I would probably use Velcro dots to attach the chores to the laminated chore checklist as I did in my Illustrated Chore Chart.
My hope is that with this daily checklist, certain chores, like making the bed, will eventually become second nature. Hopefully after a certain amount of time, these tasks will eventually become lifelong habits. (Though, if I’m being honest, I should probably start a make-the-bed-checklist for me as well!)
Illustrated Chore Checklist Info
Recommended Age Range: Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary
Time Required: ~10 minutes
Cost: Free printable
- Paper for printing illustrated chore checklist
Supplies and Tools
- glue stick
- Print the desired pages of the illustrated chore checklist. Pages 1 through 6 offer different color options. Page 7 includes the illustrated chores.
- Cut out the illustrated chore task cards from page 7.
- Glue the illustrated chores you would like your child to do daily onto the desired checklist.
- Write your child’s name at the top of the checklist.
Once the checklist is ready, explain to your child how to use it. Each day, as they complete each chore, they will check it off the list. Hopefully these tasks will eventually become second nature!
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