Service Opportunities Chart
The Household Chore-Organizer
This chart will help you simplify chore assignments.
It is divided into 20 sections. Write in your family’s most frequent chores in these spaces. We provide a list of 60 ideas, and 56 cartoon illustrations that you can color, cut and glue next to each chore listing. This makes an attractive chart and will help your non-readers use the chart, too.
The right side of the chart can be left blank, or you can use it to write in wages if you choose to pay for chores. (We have seen many benefits in paying our children for at least some of their chores; we discuss this in the instructions.)
Movable name stickers allow you to easily assign different chores each day to each child.
Let one of your children practice his arithmetic while serving as "paymaster," totaling daily earnings, weekly totals and tithes, and counting out change to pay each person.
This is a simple, flexible and easy-to-use system.
Michelle of Fort Irwin, CA, 3/27/2014
I have had this chart for less than a year, probably 6 months. it's thin paper. It hasn't stayed on the wall, other than the areas I put tape. The rest of the poster has curled, and ripped. That being said, I think this chart is fairly useful, however....my kids don't do a ton of chores, so often times this chart is unused. The little post it's we're completely worthless to me, as they fell off daily. I put the picture and chore on each line, then glued Velcro next to it. I took squares of paper with my children's names on it and velcroed them to the bottom line. When I assign chores, I pull off their name and stick it next to the chore. I then use a form for my son keep track of daily money amounts earned. We then divide it up using stewardship street into the proper banks. Basically, like anything this requires diligence, kids that will look at the chart and add up money amounts, etc. often, my son is lazy (yes, a work in progress argh) and this chart is ignored and so I don't pay on days it's ignored. I'm still trying to figure out ways to make this more effective for my family :)