We are still using our Chore Chart: Lanyard Style to complete daily jobs. I have been getting a few follow up questions about our system so I thought I’d answer all those today and I have now included Free Printable Chore Charts.
My kids really do like this chore chart system because they don’t get the same job everyday. When it is job time they put on their lanyards. Each child has a hook where these are stored. When they have completed their job they put the lanyard on the next hook down the line so the next sibling gets it the next day.
Often times we start jobs before dinner. The jobs that are not yet completed by the time dinner begins are left around their necks. So that they are not covered in food the lanyards are flipped backwards, the plastic part is on their backs. When dinner is over they flip them back around and continue their jobs. Lanyards are not allowed to be removed until the jobs are completed.
I have detailed instructions for each job that slips into the pocket of each lanyard. Mine are customized to my house. For instance whomever wipes off the table also wipes off the baby seat. This is great for the readers and above because it answers the questions they ask over and over about how to do each job. I have created a set of generic printables for you. These printables come in two files so make sure you print both.
The lanyards I use came from family reunions (yes we are so big we need name tags!) and from conferences that we have had laying around. If you need to buy your own or you want yours to be all the same here are some vertical badges and lanyards I found. The printables fit in this size of holder- 3 1/2 x 2 1/2.
In case you have the larger plastic sleeves sized 3 x 4 1/2 I have got you covered as well. You will want to print these sets.
Just print, cut, and insert into the plastic sleeves. I’d love to hear how these work for you and your children. Let me know in the comments and don’t forget to pin!