The following post was written by our friend Jill Dushey who writes a blog called “The Shaatra Club.” The Shaatra Club celebrates the art of Jewish homemaking. We especially like her “Motivation Mondays” – who doesn’t need a little prod to get the week started? Here are Jill’s instructions for creating a great chore or mitzvah chart for and with your kids.
How to Create a Chore Chart For Your Kids
by Jill Dushey, The Shaatra Club
So for a while, I wanted to make my kids a chart to track improved behavior.
The problem was, there were so many ideas in my head, I just kept pushing it off. Until I thought of this idea.
I was cleaning out my art closet and found an unused picture frame. I didn’t have the heart to trash it, after all, it was perfectly good.
And that’s when I had this idea!
It’s a really simple concept. You can even have your kids help you out with the creating the chart part!
Choose any wall frame. I used an 11×14 frame from Michael’s. (I love that store!)
Make your own chart. You can also have your child make his/her own using markers, crayons and stickers.
Mine are from Studio of Mine on Etsy.
Plan what you and your child will focus on. It could be a morning or evening routine, or a certain habit.
Let your child choose a reward that is inciting enough!
Start tracking! Use any color dry erase marker on the glass frame to track you child’s progress.
Jill Dushey is a wife and mom to three beautiful kids. Jill blogs about being mom, staying sane and organized (or at least trying!), and helps challenge and inspire other moms. Read how ShaatraClub.com was started.