I've just been introduced to the wonderful Chore Charts at Goalforit.com, where you can customize chore charts for kids, teens, and gasp - yourself, and they are completely free!
I sat down with Logan and had him help me customize his very own evening chore chart, and here is the top portion of what we came up with:
|Top portion of Logan's Evening Chore Chart|
And the best part? He so badly wants to be able to put the stickers on the sheet (online and in person, either way makes him happy), that he actively asked me if he could complete the things - this was one of the first times he ASKED to put his pajamas on, brush/floss his teeth, pick up toys, etc. I am amazed at how quickly and easily this got him on board with establishing a bedtime routine.
Once this routine is established and going well, I'm going to add a morning routine! This is so great!!
I'm also going to be taking the chore chart a step farther with the help of the online version by having a prize box with different color-coded prizes the boys can choose from based on how many points they earn each week. The best part is that the online chart can help you assign/track points, so it will be so easy to see where each boy is while earning fun prizes.
This FREE Chore Chart can help teach kids, tweens and teens many important lessons, including:
Responsibility A Chore Chart is an ideal way to help your kids feel like they are making a contribution to their family by doing their part around the house.
Understanding right from wrong; Setting behavior goals is an important way to help children strengthen their character and judgment.
Healthy Habits Teaching good habits involving nutrition and physical activity are the cornerstone of prevent obesity in children and adolescents.
Money Matters The optional point system teaches children three important lessons for managing money; earning, spending and saving.
Not only can I create/edit chore charts for the boys, I can make them for myself. GoalForIt.com has also given me the ability to create goals and lists that are also trackable/update-able. You also have the ability to browse other's lists and goals for ideas to use yourself. I've seen some great organizing and cleaning lists already that I plan to embellish with my own specific tasks.
I hope you will check it out and see what you can do with the tools on the website! I'd love to see a few more organizing schedules and Spring Cleaning / Monthly Cleaning Schedules! If you make one, feel free to come back and leave a message or a link to a post and I'll add it here. :)
*Disclosure: Mom Select and GoalForIt.com have sponsored this post, but my opinions are 100% my own and I stand behind them. I'm proud to share this great resource with you!