Summertime Chore Charts

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Brian and I just spent a wonderful evening with some awesome peeps from our Kansas City area team. What a fun night!

We had a little shin dig at Joe's Crab Shack where I was actually the one who was long winded this time. We had a great time, and I'm so glad we made the trip. And as usual, I learned a little something too. There were so many great ideas shared. I always love learning from my Scentsy family! 

Here are a few of us with our Joe's Crab shack bibs. It's always fun when you go to a restaurant where they put a bib on you. Awesome.

So that's what we did tonight. But that's not what I wanted to share with you.

This summer we started chore charts with our kids. We made a huge deal out of going to Mardel so they could each pick out the stickers that they wanted to earn on their chore chart. 

We sat down as a family and asked each of the kids what they thought they could help out with around the house. We talked about the things they wanted to help with and the things that they are responsible for. 

I found these super cute and completely customizable chore charts that work perfectly for the stickers we picked out. You can find them here. I am so grateful for creative people who can create super cute stuff like this! 

We have been able to add chores to the chart as we think of new ones and customize the charts to each kiddo. My kids have been so motivated by earning stickers for their charts. 

When we first sat down to talk about their chores, we talke about what they could earn for getting stickers, and we talked about things like movie day or getting a new toy. We also talked about them earning a trip if they earned a certain amount of stars by the end of the summer. 

Strangely enough, we have not had to bribe them with anything other than the stickers right now. Now, my kids are 4 and 6 so I would guess that older kids would want to earn something other than stickers, but stickers are working for us right now, so we're going with it!

The girls at my bible study thought the chore charts were great, so I thought I would share my find with you. I hope it helps you get everyone on the same page this summer! 

Here are some of the chores my kiddos are doing:

Addison (6 years old) earns stickers for:
  • Reading (we're doing the local summer reading program) 
  • Watering the plants 
  • Sweeping the porch 
  • Helping mommy or daddy
  • Picking up her toys 
  • Practicing her Bible memory verse
  • Helping with the dishes
  • Putting her clean clothes away

Luke (4 years old) earns stickers for: 
  • Reading 
  • Sweeping the porch 
  • Filling up the dog's water and food bowl
  • Picking up his toys 
  • Sleeping in his bed all night 
  • Watering the plants
So head on over to and print off your own chore charts today! 

And don't forget that I'm giving away 3 planners on Saturday! You still have time to enter to win! So many of you have entered to win our Much Ado About You planner giveaway. If you want to win go here and follow the directions for your chance to win 1 of 3 free Much Ado About You planners. I should mention that the planners are only being offered in 1 size this year (6x9) which is perfect for carrying around with you! 

{Also note that there is a brand new design coming to the blog in July....I am so very excited!}

Stay tuned, 

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