The end of the school year leads to a feeling of freedom, but it doesn’t have to mean our routines fly out the window. My summer chore chart for kids makes keeping everyone on schedule a breeze.
My kids start summer vacation in June this year, because of a late start to the school year. Also, this will be our first summer living in Florida, which has been a huge change for us. I am looking forward to the sun setting late in the day. I love spending more time outside after dinner, and the kids enjoy staying up playing board games.
Our school year has been challenging, and I am ready for some fun filled days with as few rules as possible.
That is until bedtime.
I have tried to always maintain a very strict bedtime routine to keep everyone’s sanity. Tired kids lead to meltdowns and tired parents aren’t always at their most patient. The combination at my house is disastrous.
A Chore Chart for kids to the rescue! From the very youngest in our family, to myself, a nightly routine keeps us on track for a good morning.
Another big part of the chore chart is the built in reward system. My kids absolutely love getting something special after they have put in hard work. However, I do not love using toys or desserts as rewards. My go to special treat is more time out of bed spent on something they love.
Once the kids are down for the night I like to take some time for myself. Check out my post on Caring for Yourself While Raising Kids.