It’s summertime! Time to sit back, relax by the pool and play video games, right? Well, my kids would love that but it wouldn’t be very productive would it?
The two older boys (14 & 15) are umpiring little league baseball in May and June. They are also mowing our yard and a friends large yard for extra money.
But they will still have their daily chores with their 11 year old brother. Here are the chores I set up for the boys:
Each week they rotate on the list:
Feed & Water Chickens
Feed & Water Rabbits
Feed & Water Dog
Feed & Water Cat
Clean Out Litter Box
Clean Big Dishes
Clear Off Dining Table
Wipe Off Kitchen Counters
Take Out the Trash
Weed in Garden
Clean Kids Bathroom
Help Make Dinner
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This chore chart has changed since last summer. We used to do our kitchen chores separately. This means that one kid would unload the dishwasher, one would load the dishwasher and one would do the big dishes. But we kept coming up with the same problem. Whoever was unload would not be home and then the whole process gets held up.
After blaming each other as to why the kitchen wasn’t clean each night, we decided to change the chores. Now there is only 1 person each week that is in charge of the kitchen. That person needs to find a way to get the whole kitchen done before bedtime, or they lose their phone privileges for the next day. Harsh? You tell me.
I wanted to share this chore chart with you and give you some ideas as to what you should put on your kids chore chart for the summer. So I am offering a blank PDF chore chart for you add your child’s name and chores on to.
I also like to print these out and add them to page protectors. That way you can write on them with a dry erase marker and not have to hurt the original underneath. Cool?
I hope these summer chore charts help you get your child’s chores in order for the summer. Of course we want our kids to have a fun summer, but we want them to be productive and helpful too!
What kind of chores are on your child’s list? Please let us know in the comments below. Thanks!