Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Here is a Great Tool For Kids, Tweens, Teens and Adults - Customizable (And Printable) Chore Charts Online At GoalForIt.com

We've got a newly turned 5-year-old, and an almost 2-year-old, and I've been trying for some time to get them both on a really good, solid evening routine that covers setting good habbits, responsibilities, reinforcing healthy habbits... you know, put your dirty clothes in the hamper, not on the floor where ever you were when you put your pj's on, floss teeth, brush teeth, put away toys before bed, etc. There are times when I get that routine going really well, and then it seems to fall apart because I get sick, or we have company over or something derails us. UNTIL NOW.

I've just been introduced to the wonderful Chore Charts at Goalforit.com, where you can customize chore charts for kids, teens, and gasp - yourself, and they are completely free!

I sat down with Logan and had him help me customize his very own evening chore chart, and here is the top portion of what we came up with:
Top portion of Logan's Evening Chore Chart
He got to customize the heading and choose the "stickers" he put on when he completed each task.  Right now we are tracking our progress online, but I'd like to get a few printed and pick up some stickers so we can hang them on the wall and the boys can put the stickers on themselves.

And the best part?  He so badly wants to be able to put the stickers on the sheet (online and in person, either way makes him happy), that he actively asked me if he could complete the things - this was one of the first times he ASKED to put his pajamas on, brush/floss his teeth, pick up toys, etc.  I am amazed at how quickly and easily this got him on board with establishing a bedtime routine.

Once this routine is established and going well, I'm going to add a morning routine!  This is so great!!

I'm also going to be taking the chore chart a step farther with the help of the online version by having a prize box with different color-coded prizes the boys can choose from based on how many points they earn each week.    The best part is that the online chart can help you assign/track points, so it will be so easy to see where each boy is while earning fun prizes.

This FREE Chore Chart can help teach kids, tweens and teens many important lessons, including:
Responsibility A Chore Chart is an ideal way to help your kids feel like they are making a contribution to their family by doing their part around the house.
Understanding right from wrong; Setting behavior goals is an important way to help children strengthen their character and judgment.
Healthy Habits Teaching good habits involving nutrition and physical activity are the cornerstone of prevent obesity in children and adolescents.
Money Matters The optional point system teaches children three important lessons for managing money; earning, spending and saving.

Not only can I create/edit chore charts for the boys, I can make them for myself. GoalForIt.com has also given me the ability to create goals and lists that are also trackable/update-able.  You also have the ability to browse other's lists and goals for ideas to use yourself.  I've seen some great organizing and cleaning lists already that I plan to embellish with my own specific tasks.

I hope you will check it out and see what you can do with the tools on the website!  I'd love to see a few more organizing schedules and Spring Cleaning  / Monthly Cleaning Schedules!  If you make one, feel free to come back and leave a message or a link to a post and I'll add it here.  :)

*Disclosure: Mom Select and GoalForIt.com have sponsored this post, but my opinions are 100% my own and I stand behind them. I'm proud to share this great resource with you!

Reposted from my original blog Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads (and More) in Seattle, some things may have been edited, originally published January, 2012

7 comments:

The Full Plate Blog said...

these are really neat! thank you for letting us know about them! perfect now that we've started the new year out with a fresh batch of resolutions and chores!!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing this. I have 3 kiddos and needed something and just could not find anything I really liked. I think this may be it.

Linette said...

I need to make one of these for my son. It's like pulling teeth to get him to do his chores! I've created several myself, but these look way cooler! He might actually even like it.

Sadie said...

WOW! Super fun and helpful, thanks so much for sharing. :)

Sippy Cup Mom said...

These sound great! I love how you can customize them both for children and adults! Thanks for sharing!

DisneyMom said...

What a cool idea. I think chore charts help keep kids focused on their work!

Grace said...

These are really cute and my kids use to always love to use charts when they were small.

 

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