Chore Chart and Behavior Chart Free Printable
Lately around my house we have been working on not yelling. This includes the kids and us, the parents. I made a chore chart free printable and a behavior chart free printable to help out with this. We home school and we have different special needs in our house that make some days rough. The boys are so close in age I feel like they fight CONSTANTLY, which usually ends up in someone yelling and someone crying (and most the time it’s me) 🙁
So I have been trying to come up with ideas to make life a little easier around here. I am a list maker, I make lists for everything, and it feels good to check things off. So I thought this might help the boys too.
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Behavior Chart Free Printable
Behavior charts are good way to help your kids see that their actions have consequences. I have been trying to get structure and organization in the house. Having things in order helps us get through our day with less tears and meltdowns. You can do the same.
A few weeks ago I made the boys a behavior chart. I made them like the color charts I had as a kid in school. They start out on green and move their magnet down when they get in trouble. When they get to red, the last color, they get something taken away. This is usually TV, tablet, computer, video games, etc.
It is important to remember that everyone has bad days, including kids. This is why I think a behavior chart is helpful. You simply give your child a warning and then they move their color down if they do it again. This way there is no yelling or tears. It might take a few days to get used to, but after those few days the behavior chart makes things so much easier.
How to Print & Use Your Chart
First, print off the behavior chart free printable (below), in the printer setting click “fit to page” to make sure it prints on one page size. I also laminated mine so that it would last longer, having a laminator is AMAZING.
You can use clothespins and write their names on them to move down on the chart or hang the chart up on the refrigerator (or other magnetic surface) and use magnets to move down the chart. We use the magnets. Each kid has a different colored magnet that gets moved down the chart. Print yours out below.
Daily Chore Chart Free Printable
One thing my kids have trouble with is cleaning up after themselves. Multi-step tasks can be hard for some children. Giving them steps to completing a task makes things much easier.
For example, my boys have a really hard time cleaning up their rooms and let me tell you, they sure know how to dirty a room. I am sure you can relate. When they walk into their disaster of a bedroom, they don’t know where to start. This is how charts or lists are helpful. They can start at the top and check things off as they go along.
For these free printable chore charts for home, I made them with pictures and words to help your kids stay on track. So even if your child can’t read yet, they can use these charts.
Some of the tasks are simple but easy to forget. Kids can wake up, look at their charts and check things off their throughout the day. Even though they are simple things, checking them off helps them feel accomplished and know the things they need to be doing. It helps them have a sense of independence. They know what they need to do daily and I don’t have to tell them multiple times or nag about it.
How to Print & Use Your Chart
First, print off the daily chore chart free printable. I really like to laminate this one because then the kids can use dry erase markers to check off the boxes as they get things done. Then you can wipe it off the next day and start over. If you don’t want to laminate it, you could use magnets to put in each box as the tasks are completed. You could also buy self laminating paper, no laminator needed! 🙂
I added pictures for each tasks for the little ones who can’t read, and I also added a sun and moon for the day and night boxes that need checked off both times.
I made 2 different styles of the daily chore chart. There is a blue and green one and a pink and purple one. They both have a name spot at the top, I wrote their name on them before laminating.
I hope these help you out, they have been helping here so far. Let me know how they work out for your family.
Love and laughs,
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