Most parenting experts agree that it's good for kids to be assigned chores. It develops a sense of responsibility and, whether they like it or not, makes them feel like they're helping their family. The easiest way for kids to keep track of what those chores are is to create a job chart that hangs somewhere around your kitchen.
Things you will need:
1. Magnets with pictures or signs. I purchased mine at Abbie's House. She has these cute chore magnet sets! They are perfect for little kids that don't know how to read yet, because they can still look at the picture and know what they need to do!
3. Vinyl Paper to make the letters. I used the vinyl from Silhouette
2. A Silhouette Machine or Cricut. I love my silhouette, specially with the new software.
4. A good helper! My little girl loves to help me so I used her help and also was able to spend some time together. She loves to create!
1. Determine the breadth of the job chart. If you have more than one child, it's a good idea to create a job chart for each of them. Also, decide whether to create a weekly or monthly chart. I also added parents to the chart so we can also teach them by example.
2. Create the job chart. Using the silhouettem cut the name of each member of the family and add to the chart. You can also just write the names. You can also make a chart using paper and pen, with a ruler to measure off the boxes or lines you need.
3. Leave room for the stickers. However you set up your chart, leave room somewhere to mark off whether your child has completed a chore. Younger kids may like putting stickers next to the jobs they do, while older kids may want to simply check a small box when they're done. Using the magnets makes it easy to just move them every time the kids are done with the assignment.
4. Display the chart. The fridge is the logical place to hang your child's job chart, though you may prefer a bulletin board or another central place. Use a magnet or tape to adhere it to the fridge or like I did just add some ribbon to the back and hang it om the pantry door!
I also added GROCERY to the chart, since I always forget the stuff we need around the house. So this way I write whatever we need! You can tape b-day cards or doctor's appointments. I did my chart in spanish since we are trying to teach our kids spanish.
Hope you like it!