September 1, 2014

My Busy Bee Chore Chart {Free Printable}

The other day, M came home from school and was buzzing with excitement about dusting! I hate dusting with a passion. So, being the amazing mommy I am, I have *graciously* allowed her to take over the light dusting. We brought up the concept of chores with M and let her pick out 5 tasks that she thought wanted to add to her list of responsibilities. 

The hubby and I have decided that she is old enough to have both family member responsibilities AND chores. What is the difference? At our house, "family member responsibilities" are tasks that are expected for being of part of the family. Examples from our house: putting your dishes in the sink, picking up your toys and helping feed the dogs.

We have found another perk to "paid chores!" When M started kindergarten, she also started requesting a lot of new toys. We have told her that if she wants new toys, she will have to earn money to buy what she wants. My busy little helper bee is so excited to start chores! 

Today, I had her help me design her chore chart. It came out more adorable than I expected- so I thought that we would share it with you! 

JUST CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO GET A FREE PRINTABLE VERSION!


Have a great day!

Do your kids get paid for chores?

23 comments:

  1. How ironic - M wants to add more structure to her life, and is almost begging for it... She doesn't have an unstructured home - far from it!

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  2. Yeah!! Chores are the best. I remember HOARDING my earnings to buy a bike.

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  3. I love this! What a great idea for busy moms.

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  4. I have a lot of friends who have children with autism. There is one thing I do know at that is no matter where on the spectrum their child is, even if the same spectrum as someone else, they are still very different. With autism, there is no one answer.

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  5. Thank you for sharing these book titles. We have several family members on the autism spectrum, so these books will definitely help.

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  6. Thanks for the suggestions! I haven't found any that really stick out to me.

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  7. This is such a resourceful list! I will share with other parents and educators that I know.

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  8. Elizabeth @ Food RamblingsSeptember 2, 2014 at 1:02 PM

    Great suggestions- thanks for sharing with wonderful resources!

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  9. I know so many kids who have recently been diagnosed. It will be great to have some resources to share with their parents.

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  10. Thanks for the list. Sharing this post. You never know who could use it. :)

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  11. Those are great resources. Thank you for sharing!

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  12. Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.comSeptember 2, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Great resources. I know some parents who will love to have these books and info! I will pass along!

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  13. What a great list of helpful books. I am sure it will help a lot of people.

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  14. Those are great suggestions. Thank you for sharing them.

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  15. This is a great list of books. I a, sure a lot of families will find this to be a great resource

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  16. Yeah, these are all really great choices. My cousin is autistic. I've already forwarded this article to his mom.

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  17. Such great resources. Appreciate you rounding these up and sharing them.

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  18. What a great list of books. I'm sure these will help many parents!

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  19. This looks like a great list of resources. I will be sure to pass this information along to my friend whose child was recently diagnosed.

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  20. Looks like a great list of books. There are a lot of parents who will love these resources.

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  21. Thanks for sharing such a great list of books. I am going to share with my niece that is studying child development in college and working with autistic kids.

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  22. I wish I would have seen this list a couple months ago. I was helping my teen daughter babysit over the summertime and the boy was very difficult. We tried for weeks to get to know him and figure out his ways. The books would really help.

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  23. This is a great list of resources. Another one I would suggest is the Out-of-Sync Child. My son has issues with sensory integration (as do many children on the autism spectrum) and this book helped me learn a lot.

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