Have you been trying to get your kids to do their chores? In order to keep a home functioning well, the first thing to realize is that homeschooling and chores go hand in hand. At least that’s what I’m learning these days.
Structuring my home so that my kids can pitch in to help me is crucial to our family running more efficiently- but it’s not always practical. So I have to find things to keep my kids excited about doing what’s right…and yes, incentives are a plus where chores are concerned- in our household.
Although my kids are pretty obedient, it’s always a challenge to see how they can “race” to the finish line, and push themselves just a little bit more in order to reap the benefit of a physical reward.
In homeschool podcast episode 27 , I talked about my mental dilemma of whether or not I would actually start using incentives in my home for chores. So now you know- I’m on board.
I worked up my chore list, which I will share in another post, and created an award system using chore tickets (an idea I coined from the “jar system” in the book “The Basic Steps to Successful Homeschooling” by Vicki A. Brady).
I’ve created a free homeschool printable just for you- they are chore tickets. Download them, print them out on cardstock, and laminate them if you like, then use them for your kids.
If you enjoy them, let me know! I’ll mention your comment on the podcast.
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