Kids love to help. For the most part, they love to please. Matt and I came up with this simple, modern chore chart for our illiterate child (he’s only 3 years old). We wanted something that was easy to understand, and that we could also adapt as he got a little older.
When Cole completed each task throughout the day, he received a sticker to put in the box according to each chore. At the end of the week, if his entire chart was complete with stickers he got to pick a prize out of the “treasure box”. The treasure box is filled with small toys and treats – think Target dollar spot, sometimes matchbox cars, candy, etc.
After completely finishing the entire chart for a few weeks, I realized it’s a lot of work on MY part, so eventually I highlighted a handful of the most important sections that were “must-do’s” in order to get the treasure box prize at the end of the week. The others were just bonus tasks.
My personal favorite section of the chart was the “special task”, the image of the award at the very bottom. The “special task” was anything I wanted it to be that day. It usually ended up being something like watching our 8 month old, Hawk, while I finished the dishes, or something to that effect. It was a beautiful thing.