I was over on Ask Anna again yesterday with a free printable project I hope will help our summer routine go a little more smoothly: chore charts. I have plans for this summer that include a summer ‘homeschool’ of sorts, complete with fun field trips and learning activities. Since my schedule has become more demanding and I’ve made the switch to working from home, it has become blindingly apparent that I need a schedule and a routine. Otherwise, I get nothing done with constant interruptions from my kids. So, instead of parking my boys in front of the TV for hours and hours with them interrupting me every 20 minutes and my days ending with everyone on edge and tired, I’ve got a plan. A plan that includes chore charts.
You can head over to Ask Anna and get your own set of chore charts. There are two styles: a rocket ship and a princess themed chart. Download and make as many copies as you need. You can laminate them and reuse them if you want.
My kids have been doing pretty well with them so far. I discovered pretty quickly that it was more motivation for them if they got to mark off the boxes themselves. I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to try to figure out a reusable way for them to do that or if I should just print off new charts so they can mark them off each week.
I plan to pair these with my weekly planner (also on Anna’s site) and use them to keep us on track this summer. I’m working on putting together my “lesson plans” so if you want some fun, themed learning activities to do with your kids this summer, make sure to follow me on social media (Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram | Google+ | RSS Feed) or sign up to get posts in your inbox at the top of the sidebar so you don’t miss anything. It’s gonna be awesome and you won’t want to miss it. Promise. Now, go check out those chore charts!