It’s now mid-June and I’ve got one question for you…

How are your summer chore charts working out?

My kids aren’t toddlers anymore. I’ve got a 13-year-old, 10-year-old and two 7-year-olds. So last summer I thought for sure we could handle detailed and lengthy summer to-do charts I found on Pinterest. I thought for sure my school-aged kiddos could handle it. Wrong.

I’m not sure what I was thinking, flushing toilets continues to be a struggle.

This summer I decided simple was best. As simple approach to daily summer to-do’s, you know?

My thoughts, if kept the list simple it wouldn’t be overwhelming. If I kept it simple, I’d have to nag less which would mean they’d listen to me more. If I kept it to the basics, the most important stuff would always happen.

Now we’re three weeks into this Summer Break business and you know what? It’s working.

At least most days.

For sure more than my approach last year.

I posted a pic of the simple infographic I made for the kids to follow each day and many of you asked that I post the link to the image so you can print a copy for yourself.

My pleasure.

P.S. my house is broken into “zones” and each child is responsibly for 1 zone a week. That’s what the house icon means. Visit Instagram to see more about zones. Or read more about them here, it’s No. 2 in the blog post.

Click here to download the blue summer chore chart printable infographic.

Click here to download the yellow summer chore chart printable infographic.


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