free printable reward charts

How divine are these free printable reward charts to help your little ones track of their stars?  Just had to share them with you.

You’ll find more whimsical printables for various occasions, including some beautiful Christmas gift tags, on this quirky and oh-so-fabulous site Arian Armstrong.

Hope you find them helpful! x

getting the chores done

We had a family meeting recently as we felt we needed to update the boys’ chore lists.  And when I say update I mean GIVE them a chore list.

Of course, we have always asked them to do basic jobs around the house but were pretty ‘flexible’ and, more often than not, I would end up doing the job to save time, my voice and my sanity!  Clearly this approach is not going to win me Mother or Disciplinarian of the Year, but there you have it.

So we sat the two biggest boys down at the table with this list.

We asked them to choose the jobs they wanted to do from their appropriate age group.  The theory is that because they have chosen the chores rather than been handed them they will take more ownership.  Stay tuned for those results!

We have also reintroduced reward charts (yes, we really did have them before) linked to their chosen chores.  We are only a couple of weeks into the new regime but it seems to be working.  Yay again!

We also love these cute ideas to help keep the little ones on track.

These Chore Chips will stick to your fridge to remind the little ones of the chores they need to complete. As each family is different, these chips are customisable and come with either a picture or a monetary value.

Or you could adapt them for use this way …

courtesy of thebaezablog.blogspot.com

Chore Sticks … move from one jar to the other once the chore is complete.  Kids love the visual aid.

courtesy of toddlerapproved.com

And how about this for a clever idea?

image courtesy of saving-makes-sense.com

Do your kids do chores?  How do you manage the whole crazy process?

every 12th punch wins a prize! huh?

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If you are a regular coffee drinker who loves getting your 10th cup free, I’m betting you will love these terribly fabulous DIY Printable Chore Cards by My Sweet Swirls on Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/mysweetswirls).

Do your chores, get a punch (so to speak). Get 12 punches, get a surprise (which might be a big bubble bath, a book, favourite dinner, a toy – whatever ‘currency’ works for your kid).

They also have them for toddlers who stay in bed at bedtime or naptime! Now THAT’s good thinkin’ … I’ve just purchased some for my boys so stay tuned for an update.

NOTE: This is not a sponsored post (none of mine are!) – just sharing fab stuff I have found.