9 Ways to Keep Your Kids on Task With Their Chores

31/05/2018 - 10:45 AM

If your kids have regular household responsibilities, then you've already conquered half the battle. Now holding them accountable for those responsibilities is the next step. Keep your tots on task with a clever chore chart that turns even the most mundane of tasks into a game. We've found nine unique ways — from a smartphone app to a DIY [1] reward system — to keep your family functioning efficiently.

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magnetic Responsibility Chart

Melissa & Doug's Magnetic Responsibility Chart [2] ($20) includes 90 magnets that correspond with both behaviors and rewards. The set also includes a dry-erase board, so Mom can add her own reminders or words of encouragement.

Jar of Chores

Turn chore time into a fun-for-all game with Embellish's free printable color-coded chore sticks [3]. Just print them out, adhere to popsicle sticks, and let your kids pick their day's task!

Source: Embellish [4]

Cupcake Reward Chart

Etsy seller Jennifer Amie Designs suggests framing one of her customized charts [5] ($4) and writing on the glass pane with a dry-erase marker.

Look-Alike Chore Chart

Olliegraphics' sweet look-alike chore charts [6] ($10) allow you to personalize a cartoon character to look just like your child — right down to her facial expression.

Chevron Chore Chart

An on-trend chevron chore chart [7] ($5) adds style and personality to documenting your kiddo's productivity.

Cucumber Lime Magnet Board

Cucumber Lime's magnetic chore management system [8] ($14) features fun illustrated wooden tiles to chart progress.

DIY Chore Reward System

Follow The Winthrop Chronicles's tutorial for creating a completely DIY pebble-based chore reward system [9]. It not only gets the job done, but also looks great doing it!

Source: The Winthrop Chronicles [10]

iRewardChart App

For the digitally savvy parent who prefers to keep life organized on a smartphone, iRewardChart [11] ($4) keeps your kids' chores (and rewards!) close at hand.

Fisherkids Responsibility Station

Fisherkids' comprehensive kit [12] ($48) includes everything you need to keep little ones on task.

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