I have been wanting to find an easy & organized way to have the boys help out with chores.
Here is what I came up with:
Here's how I made it:
I took a black frame and put scrapbook paper inside the glass with each of our names on one of the rows of paper.
I printed clipart from microsoft word so there was a visual image for the boys to see describing the chore.
I laminated the chores and used sticky-tack to stick them to the glass.
Here's how it works:
The DAILY chores are done right after dinner.
It's been really nice and fairly easy to clean up right away instead of letting everything sit overnight. LM has gotten in a pretty good routine now and actually looks forward to his chore each night!
I rotate Mommy/Daddy chores with each other & the boys' chores with each other everyday.
The DAILY chores are:
Mommy/Daddy: wash the dishes & wipe the counters
LM/LB: wipe the table & vacuum the floor
The WEEKLY chores are done Saturdays (mornings, afternoons, whenever it fits our schedule).
Again, I rotate Mommy/Daddy and LM/LB chores each week.
The WEEKLY chores are:
Mommy/Daddy: mop & vacuum upstairs
LM/LB: dust & vacuum downstairs
...this has worked out very well. As I said before, the boys LOVE doing their chores and it's fun for us to all pitch in at the same time and work together as a family to create a clean and pleasant home.
And since we all clean together each night and each weekend, it lightens MY load during the week!
And that is awesome.