It’s time for spring cleaning and what is more fun for kids than cleaning? Of course, I’m joking! That’s why I’m getting creative this year with a chore chart to motivate my kids to want to help out around the house. I think the key to getting them excited is to provide fun rewards for good deeds. Plus, changing up the way you do things at home can be exciting!
My goal this spring is to clear out some of my kids’ toys and clean up the playroom. Now that they are older, we really don’t need so many toys, and I’d love to transform our playroom into a family room.[jetpack_subscription_form title="Subscribe to Out of Office:" subscribe_button="Sign Me Up"]
Usually when I get rid of old toys; my kids get upset because I end up throwing out something I wasn’t supposed to! In order to get their buy-in and help with my family room project, I’ve designed a chore chart based on rewards!
Not only were my kids motivated to complete their chores, they also participated in acts of kindness such as donating their toys and helping each other with homework.
Add stickers or check off the slots for “Chores Completed, Old Toys Donated and Acts of Kindness.” Every time my kids do one of the above, I’ll check mark the slot.
The amount of time per chart is up to you. Then at the end of the time period, tally up the totals and the kids get rewards decided upon by you.
Get creative with reward ideas such as:
- Choose the restaurant for dinner
- Movie night with mom
- Putt-Putt Golf with Dad
- A new book of your choice
- A new toy of your choice
- Game night
- A trip to the zoo
The ideas are endless!
FedEx Office makes it easy to print these charts. Download the charts below (8”x11”) then print and laminate at your closest FedEx Office location to make it last for months to come.
Click below to access the Chores & Rewards Charts
Once you have clicked the links above, you can save the files to your computer. It might automatically save to your “Download” folder, so if you can’t find the files, check there first.
You have options of how you can download these files.
You can save the files to a USB flash drive and visit your local FedEx Office for them to print on 80lb paper or higher. You can also use the FedEx Office Mobile App to upload the files and then pick them up later, or you can upload them through your desktop using FedEx Office® Print Online.
How to Download and Print:
- Download the printable files above
- If you’re using a desktop, click below to get started with FedEx Office Print Online: fedex.com/us/office/online-printing.html
- Click on “Set Your Own Print Options”
- Upload the PDF file and click “Continue to Print Options”
Choose the following options:
- Prints Per Page: “One”
- Print Color: “Full Color”
- Card & Covers Stock: “Laser (80 lb.) Single Sided”
- Select your quantity and “add to cart”
Most orders can be ready in 24 hours or less. Print one for each kid, write their name in the box, then laminate and use a dry erase marker to make changes. Enjoy!
Amy Locurto is a graphic designer who shares party ideas, recipes, crafts and family stories on her DIY lifestyle blog Living Locurto. She is also co-founder of the award winning photography blog, I Heart Faces, where she hosts fun photo challenges, photo tips and tutorials. Her goal is to encourage others to live a more creative life! Amy’s DIY ideas and licensed art can be seen on various paper products along with US Weekly, Martha Stewart, Real Simple, Apartment Therapy and The Huffington Post. Amy lives in Dallas, Texas where she enjoys getting creative with her two children. All contributions from Amy Locurto are through a paid partnership with FedEx Office.