Easy Sticky Note Chore Chart for Kids
There are several opinions about whether or not to pay kids for chores. Some parents think it’s a great way to teach kids about the value of work and money, so they tie their chores to allowance (no chores = no allowance). Others think that the lessons about helping around the house and the lessons about money should be separated.
For me, I’m in the camp of “whatever works for your kids!” My kids know that a few basic things around the house, like putting away their toys and laundry, need to be done and not necessarily for an allowance. On the other hand, there are bigger chores that I feel quite alright offering cash for.
In fact, I have recently created a sticky note job chart that the kids can grab from, do it, and earn money for it.
Since my kids are at pretty different stages of life, I have a variety of chores on the list. For example:
- Empty the dishwasher
- Sort the laundry
- Sweep the kitchen
- Seasonal lawn work (mowing, raking, etc depending on the season)
- Dust the living room
- Take out the trash
- Vacuum rugs
- Clean the toilets
- Clean the bathroom sinks
I swap out the chores from time to time depending on what needs doing around the house.
One of the things I really love about this chart is that it’s no-nonsense and easy. There’s no arguing over “but the bathroom sink doesn’t look dirty to me,” either clean the sink and have money to go to the movies, or don’t and don’t go to the movies, it’s their choice!
I’m sharing this little tip as part of Niagara Water’s No Nonsense campaign. As you know, I was recently chosen as a “Mrs. No Nonsense” mom by Niagara Water. Niagara Water is no-nonsense water for no-nonsense people.
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This post was sponsored, but all ideas are my own.