Basically, I made mini-versions of our Dry-Erase Learning Boards for their chore charts. Here's how I did it:
I picked up these rectangular frames from Wal-mart. They were pretty cheap -- about $3 each, I think.
Then, I cut some scrapbook paper to fit inside each one. E gets green, and L gets pink.
On my computer, I designed the chore charts in Microsoft Publisher. I kept the "chores" pretty simple -- just basic stuff like taking care of their personal needs, keeping things tidy, using good manners, and having a good attitude. Once it was printed, I trimmed the chore chart down and mounted it onto 12 x 12 scrapbook paper.
Then, I just slipped it inside the frame. Voila! A homemade chore chart! I'm not mounting the charts to the wall like we did to the learning boards because I will probably want to make changes to the chore charts as the girls master the things on the list. Instead, I just used a picture hanger to hold it securely.
We'll keep track of their progress using dry-erase markers. At the end of the week, we'll tally up their points and hopefully they'll earn a reward of some kind.
Wondering What's on These Chore Charts?
- Morning: make bed, put pj's away, brush teeth, brush hair, get dressed, clear table, help mom, good attitude, good manners
- Afternoon: clear table, tidy room, tidy house, help mom, writing, math, reading, good attitude, good manners
- Evening: clear table, tidy room, tidy house, bath, brush teeth, brush hair, bedtime, good attitude, good manners
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