Unique Ways to Turn Chores into A Fun Activity!
No one looks forward to chores, but they are necessary, especially when your schedule is busy with school, work, kid’s activities and family time. Chores can be a drag and can be ignored if no one wants to do them, but there are many ways to get your kids and other family members involved in helping around the house. Use these different unique ways to get chores done faster, and turn them into fun activities that everyone will enjoy being involved in.
A great way to keep your kids on track is to create a “Chore Board”. An easy responsibility chart for your kids to help them remember what to do, and be accountable for, doing chores around the house! A chore board can be as simple as writing out a week schedule on a calendar and indicating what everyone is responsible for. Whenever your child accomplishes a task, have them mark it with a sticker. Whoever has the most stickers at the end of the week gets the Helper of the Week award or a small reward. This will entice them to get the job done in a timely manner.
Items You May Need to Create Your Own Chore Board
- Construction Paper
- Colorful Paper
- Bristol Board
- Calendar Page
Doing chores alone can be boring so why not make it a team effort? Making it a group activity can foster better habits, team work, and better communication skills. Set aside a specific time every day or every couple of days and have that be the “chore time”. If everyone gets involved at the same time it will create a better routine. I will also ensure they get everything done before heading to their next activity.
Rewards don’t always have to include money - make the rewards fun and unique. Having a bit of an incentive to get your kids to do chores can provide the motivation they may need to get the job done. You can get creative with your rewards by using things your kids like to do or eat. For example:
- Pick their favourite meal for dinner.
- Pick the next movie.
- Pick the next activity when you go out.
- Candy or small little toys
Do your kids have a favourite song or album they just love to listen to? Turn on your kid’s favorite music while during chores to make it fun. Everything is better with music so turn it up and watch how much faster everyone moves! Playing upbeat dance music can move them along a bit faster and turn ordinary chore time into a family dance party.
Do you have any tips to make chore time less of a drag and more of a family activity? Let us know by commenting on our Instagram post!
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