As my little lady gets to be a big girl, she has started to really want to help mommy a lot. Therefore, I decided that I would put together her first chore chart so that she can feel like she is really being a big helper and she can also earn a few rewards along the way.
The actual “work” that I decided would go on this chart is very toddler friendly stuff that she can, and has, done without a lot of supervision. These items include:
- Get dressed
- Brush teeth
- Make bed
- Helping with the dishes (age appropriately as in handing mommy forks and spoons and putting away her plates and such)
- Put away toys
- Feed the dogs
Along with these items, I also wanted to include some behavioral things that we need to practice on and have a little motivation sometimes to do so. These items include:
- Staying in her bed throughout the night
- Be kind & listen (my husband and I decide at the end of the day if she has followed this one)
- No potty accidents
Making this chart was very simple and did not take much time to complete. I used foam board from the dollar store as my backing and washi tape and a sharpie for my lines.
After that I printed out the chores and the days of the week on plain paper and used double stick tape to attach them to the board. Next I wanted to do the heading using letters cut from my cricut and made them into stickers using my Xyron sticker maker.
The most difficult thing for me to decide on this project was what to use to keep track of her progress throughout the week. I didn’t want to use a checkmark system as I don’t want to make a new one every week. Stickers or things that could be taped to the board were also not a good option as the foam board tears a little when you peel things off of it. Then I came up with the idea of using Velcro to attach small shapes that we can put on and take off easily. I used my Cricut again to cut out some fun shapes that she would like and used some laminating sheets to make sure they stay durable over time.
As she gets older the chores will be changed out to grow with her. I’m hoping it is something that she finds is fun and rewarding along with helping to remind us what an awesome girl we always have.
Thanks for reading and have a happy day!