Gracie is two and a half. Her chores include:
- Making her bed (with help)
- Putting her laundry in the laundry basket
- Hanging up her coat
- Putting her shoes away
- Putting away her toys in their proper place
Mercy is four and her list is the same except she doesn't require help.
Daniel just turned six. His list includes:
- Make his bed
- Put his laundry in the laundry basket
- Put school backpack away
- Hang up coat
- Put shoes away
- Pick up toys and put away in proper place
- Clean bathroom counter (after everyone has brushed their teeth)
- Plus, one daily "extra" (different each day, on Saturday it includes helping Daddy outside with his chores)
The kids have to accomplish EVERYTHING on their chore list for the day to receive a Chore Ticket. In our house the Chore Ticket has a value of fifty cents. My husband thinks the recession should hit them too, but I'm okay with fifty cents. They can use their chore tickets for a variety of things. Sometimes it even goes towards room decor items or special ice cream treat trips to Dairy Queen.
The visual reminders are not only good for the kids, but they help me keep on them about their chores. I'm learning they are only as disciplined as I am.