There are things I want my kids to get done during the summer- yet I don't want to spend all summer nagging them to do it! I see this as a problem with a simple solution. I need an effective way of communicating what needs to be done- and an incentive plan to get them to do it! A simple chore chart for teens and tweens is just what I need! All of this works into my master plan for running a fun and stress-free DIY Summer Camp at home!
Chore Chart for Teens and Tweens
I want my kids to have a restful and relaxing summer- yet stuff has just got to get done! In my post 4 Tips on How to Avoid the Summer Slide I talk about how we have developed a summer homework plan for each of our children involving math review, daily reading, and a weekly writing assignment, and how I plan to reward them for their efforts.
Plus the chores around the house like cleaning and laundry still have to get done- and with so many young people around to help me do them it's only fair that they share the load! I like to give weekly assignments to each of them to help me keep the house in order- as well as tackle the regular stuff like cleaning their own rooms and putting away their clean laundry.
I created this chore chart for kids to help them stay on top of their summer chores! (And you can get your own free copy- at the bottom of this post!) Love the adorable printed clipboards? I got mine a few years back- but you can find some similar printed clipboards here (affiliate link)!
Each child has chores assigned for the summer- some are daily and some are required just once weekly. The kids each had input as to what chores they wanted to take on this summer… and of course the chores truly won't take up tons of their time (contrary to their initial protests on the matter!).
Our kids can earn money each week each for successful homework completion and finishing their summer chores (which includes the requirement that they complete their work without nagging and constant reminding), and that money can be used for vacation souvenir spending.
This is really nice for us because when we are on vacation walking around a small town doing a little window shopping, I don't have anyone begging me to buy them things…. they know how much money they've earned and they are free to spend it on whatever silliness they desire!
If you are looking for some more ideas to enjoy your summer with the kids, check out these posts:
- Free Printable Family Summer Bucket List
- Free Printable Summer Schedule
- 10 Ideas to Celebrate the Last Day of School and the Start of Summer
- Why We Hold Our Own Kids Summer Camp at Home
- 4 Tips on How to Avoid the Summer Slide
- 10 Awesome Summer Backyard Games
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So, do you require your kids to do homework and chores over the summer? Or is there truth in my children's claim that I am the ONLY Mom who makes their kids do these things?