Get Your Kids to Do Their Chores: Chore Wheel

By November 13, 2012 12 Comments
Did you ever have one of these when you were little?
I did.
Chore Wheel Supplies:  
Paper plate, sharpee, brad thingy, construction paper circle.
The Chore Wheel has been resurrected in this house.  And it was mighty fine time for it.  Each person has a different “zone” each day.  Mom inspects and then child is free.  Day off of school?  Child is responsible for that zone all day.

We do the Chore Wheel Monday-Thursday.  Friday-Sat are different chores 🙂

It’s working.  Really well.
Even 5-year-olds can vacuum.  

And vacuuming makes everyone happy – see?

Paige has the laundry zone so she is vacuuming the rug by the laundry machine.  She’ll also clear off that counter and help mom fold laundry, although everyone is responsible for putting their own clothes away.

It’s working wonders around here. Even Paige says, “I did my zone!”  Although 5-year-old does need a wee bit of help when mom loads the laundry counter with compost.

“Can I play computer?”  Do your zone.  “Can I have a cookie?”  Do your zone.

What if they don’t do it?  If you are consistent, they will do it.  You don’t have to nag either.  Because when it’s time for something they want…then you can bring up the Chore Wheel.

The other day Daddy came home and looked around the house suspiciously.  “Why is the house so clean?”  I looked up from the couch and my bon-bons and said lazily, “I really don’t know, honey.  I haven’t done a thing all day.”  And just to get all Brady Bunch on you, Brynne jumped up and down saying, “We did it!”

That would be a partially true story.  Except I don’t really know what a bon-bon is.

And to be inclusive, you could put everyone on the Chore Wheel.  Mom, Cat, Dog, Husband.

Doesn’t this just tickle you pink?  Thanks mom, for all the chore wheels.

I really don’t have any work to do around here anymore.



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