Kids Home Manager- Chore Charts

After finding a household binder to be a great help to me, I have been helping my children set up one of their own. So far they have only 3 sections, Chores, Contacts and Computer. My son really likes the system we have been using, but my strong willed daughter has a bit of a problem, not so much with the system but with the chores. I have taken the chores that they are responsible for and broken them down into tidbits over the whole week. We have worked out a reward system that so far has worked. I got the idea from my blogging friend Kellie Ann a while ago. We use what we call allowance dollars. For every chore done correctly they earn 1 allowance dollar. A specified number of allowance dollars can redeemed for various things including cash. They can also lose their allowance dollars for unacceptable behavior in addition to punishment. For example: if they don’t do a chore they are required to pay a dollar and then they still have to do the chore, but not receive a dollar for doing it. May sound a bit confusing but believe me they get it. Last week my daughter was in a lazy mood. She ended up earning only 29 allowance dollars and paying in 12. Not a good week. We work on a rotating schedule with one child doing the dishes, kitchen, and dining room, and the other is responsible for pets and living room, then the next week they switch. The chores are very detailed and so far we have had no arguments about them not knowing what they have to do. This is a 2-sided chore chart. On the front there is a daily to do checklist, everyday duties with a passed parental inspection box for each day, and an ‘Other Things to Remember’ section for them to write any other events for the week. There is also a box to keep track of their water intake. (trying to get them in the habit) The backside has the chores broken down by day and room. Both weeks include bedroom work and a place for parental inspection. May sound military strict, but so far it has worked very well keeping up with who does what when.

Here are those charts for you to look at and download if you wish: (Click on the title to download)

Pets and Living Room Week (front)

Pets and Living Room Week (back)

Dishes, Kitchen and Dining Room Week (front)

Dishes, Kitchen and Dining Room Week (back)

Allowance Dollars Reference Sheet

I would love to know what you think and what works for you.

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8 Responses to Kids Home Manager- Chore Charts

  1. 4sweetums says:

    Looks like a good plan. Glad you found something that works for you. I enjoyed looking around and catching up on your going ons.



  2. kellieann says:

    You are so amazingly thorough!

  3. momofneb says:

    These charts look wonderful!!! I tried to download them, but the link to second chart is the same as the first chart. Is it possible to get the link to the second page?

  4. proverbsmomof3 says:

    for alerting me to this problem. I have changed the link and it should be good to go.

  5. momofneb says:

    Got it! Thanks so much!

    ~ Kim

    Edited by momofneb on Friday, January 18, 2008 at 8:53 PM

  6. Sawickis says:

    All I can say is WOW. These are sooo awesome. You are very talented at creating these forms. I need something like these for my family.


  7. chelelew says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day and commenting. Yes the grocery budget MUST be less this year than last. You asked where the picture on my blog header was taken ( It's from Pulaski, NY. The farm use to be owned by my paternal grandparents. While the farm and a good bit of the 93 acres have been sold a handful of times, thankfully my parents live across the road. At some point I'll do some posts about our trip to NY over Christmas. Now I must go and clean up our school room so that we can actually DO SCHOOL tomorrow. LOL

    Edited by chelelew on Sunday, January 4, 2009 at 12:09 PM

  8. Anonymous says:

    I LOVE your chore charts! Excellent idea! I struggle with my girls finishing their chores so this may be just what we need. Thanks for putting the downloads on your site for all to see and get ideas from. I've been inspired! Thanks!

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