1. Chore Cards with 3 Ring Binders
If you have more than one child you could even change the weekly household chore pages from one child's binder to another child's to rotate the chores.
The trading card inserts hold cards that are 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Which is a perfect size for NEATLINGS chore cards.
I had some unused 3 ring binders around the house so I used them but if you need some fresh ones here is awesome deal on a set of four - 1 inch customizable binders from Amazon Prime. Binders are available in both white or black and then you can put in colorful inserts so that each child has their own favorite color yet the whole set will look fabulously coordinated and organized.
Next I picked up these awesome trading card page inserts from Amazon. They come in a pack of 10.
Here is the link Trading Card Pages on Amazon Prime.
2. Chore Cards with Photo Books
There is even a back pocket on these where a child could store their reward tickets.
I picket these cute books up at Walmart at their photo counter. There were only a few left. The price was about $2.49 each.
3. Chore Cards with Push Pin Boards
OK so this one I don't have a picture of. I tried but it really looked bad with the extreme reflection that was given off every time but this is a super easy one!
I know it is impossible to see but the big sign that says chores has an overview of the chore system and expectations. I think it is important to have clear rules. Things that you might put here are that you must complete all your assigned chores before selecting a bonus chores or if you complete all your chores then you earn double tickets. Then the smaller list to the right is titled "Family Store" and is simply a detailed list of what a child could purchase with their earned tickets. For example pick what for dinner for 4 tickets, a play date might cost 10 tickets but a sleepover 20. This list should be filled with a variety of things at different price points that would help motivate your child.
4. Chore Cards with Magnets
Fast and easy. Use magnets to attach chores to the refrigerator. Simply have your children turn them around when complete.
5. Chore Cards as Mail
You could even have your own mailbox where your children could return their chore cards when completed. Then you could take the completed chores and return earned reward ticket cards to their mailbox.
This could be a fun system. Instead of saying "you have chores to do". You could say "you got mail". It would be fun twist.
6. Chore Cards on Ribbon
I only had one of these mailboxes around the house. One of my daughters received it around Valentines Day with a book order. However, you could check craft stores like Micheal's or Jo Ann Fabrics for cute little mailboxes.
I used badge holders that I purchased on Amazon then ran a long ribbon through the top slot on each of the badge holders to string them together. I made these long enough so that they could be worn around the neck with ease and a handy reference what chores a child needed to do next.
If you go this route be sure to check the sizes of the badge holder and what size cards they will hold. I found that there are many different sizes available.
7. Chore Cards with a Pocket Chart
We currently have ours set up differently than what is in the picture. We've set our chart up many different ways but here is how we do it today...
It is really the best chart ever!!!
Do you have a clever way to use chore cards? Leave a comment and let us know! We would love to hear your ideas...
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