Getting your preschooler to follow a chore chart doesn’t have to be hard, it can be fun! Check out this free printable payday punch card!
My son just turned four, and I also have an almost 2 year old. I feel like I am finally getting to the stage where life seems pretty manageable and it might be time to add another little one to the mix. One aspect of life that I would like to be a little more manageable though is getting help from my kids. My preschooler is more than capable of following a chore chart, but he needs a lot of motivation aka constant nagging and hand holding. Rather than doing a boring chore chart I saw a similar preschooler chore chart to this one though where the child was responsible for punching off each task with a hole punch and I knew it would be a win for my son!
This payday punch card creates a pretty simple chore routine. He can easily see which tasks he needs to do each day, punch it himself, and see how much money he’ll make at the end of the week if he fills up the row. The bonus task row is for all those times I ask him to do something and he resists. I can say “don’t you want to earn a bonus punch?” and his eyes will light up and he’ll be so excited to listen to me! (A mom can dream right…?)
WHAT YOU NEED:
Payday Punch Card – Free Printable
lots of patience
- Print out the Payday Punch Card – Free Printable and thoroughly explain it to your child.
- The first week, keep each task fun and light and give a lot of praise. Make punching the card an exciting ritual and go overboard on how proud you are.
- Reward with money (I’m thinking 10 cents or a quarter for each dollar sign)
- Let them spend their money that Saturday so that it really sinks in what they’re working for!
Let me hear how it goes!!