I have tried MANY chore charts. I have printed some for each week, bought supplies and made my own, used Melissa & Doug chart, bought on Amazon. Trust me, we’ve tried the works.
I just couldn’t find one that flowed and had a rhythm with our life and daily routines. I sat down one day searching online because I really want to instill in our sons the sense of work, caring for our home and items in our home with care, love and a happy heart.
I finally found one and it is so simple! It’s called High Fives. You and your little ones will love it!
High Fives Chore Chart:
Supplies you need:
Paper (preferably cardstock but I used just plain printer paper)
construction paper (different color for each child)
Your kids’ hands
That’s it, honest. I sat down to begin the High Fives by making a list of 5 chores I want them to accomplish each morning and each evening. They could be the same, it is up to you. Once you figure it out, round up the kiddos and trace each of their hands onto construction paper. Cut them out and glue onto the cardstock paper. Now for each finger right above it write the chore. On the bottom put a bible verse and on the top put their name.
Viola! You have a rhythm based, easy to follow and remember chore routine! My sons love to say “let’s do our high fives!” Each morning and evening and we made the chores adapt with the rhythm in our lives. The best thing about this chore chart is it is easy to replace and manage the chores by simply making a new one in under 10 minutes.
A look at our High Fives.
Our 4 year old:
Bath & PJs
Our 2 year old:
Help with dirty clothes
Bath & PJs
Put shoes away
The boys love it and I have even caught my 4 year old now making his bed and wanting to brush teeth without me reminding him to go look at the chart!
Do you have a chore chart in your home?