I’m sure if you have kids, then you know they misbehave. Some kids misbehave more than others and grounding them by taking their tablets, video games, and toys sometimes just doesn’t work. Try out the Grounded Kid’s Chore Chart.
When I was a child and my parents would ground me, they would put me to work!! I don’t mean just work, I mean hard labor! I would then tell myself “I’ll never do that again.” Well I’d end up doing something else stupid and be back in my dads garage scrubbing the floors and trying to get rust off of motorcycle wheel well spokes with a small Brillo pad. Do you know how hard it is to get the rust off of anything with a Brillo pad?? It’s a pain in the ass!!!! Now that my kids are older, they’re definitely capable of doing chores when they’re grounded. My mom had a chore list for me growing up, but I’ve perfected it and have been using it for a while now and thought I’d share it.
So I’ve made a list of chores with a point system. Harder chores are worth more and simpler ones are worth less. Depending on the severity of what they are grounded for, I’ll tell them that they have to get, say 75pts to be off grounding. After they do each chore of their choosing they need to show me what they did for me to approve it. If they don’t do it correctly, they have to redo it until it’s done correctly. Then they will get the points for it. This point system works great. Try out the Grounded Kid’s Chore Chart and let me know what you think!!
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Printing out the chart is a great idea. You can laminate it or put it in a picture frame. Use a dry erase marker to write down the points earned then so it can easily be erased.
Grounded Kid’s Chore Chart
5 pts Take out trash
5 pts Take out recycling
10 pts Load and unload dishwasher or wash and dry dishes
10 pts Vacuum under couch and chair cushions
10 pts Vacuum car
15 pts Clean entire stove
15 pts Sweep porch and walkways
20 pts Do 1 load of laundry, fold and put away
20 pts Clean refrigerator
20 pts Weed all gardens
20 pts Sweep and mop all floors
20 pts Clean all the blinds and clean curtains
20 pts Clean windows
20 pts Clean pet cage or fish tank
20 pts Clean all the doors and door knobs
20 pts Wash the car
25 pts Clean small bathroom
30 pts Clean and vacuum all vents
40 pts Dust whole house
40 pts Vacuum whole house
40 pts Clean all the base boards and woodwork
50 pts Clean big bathroom
50 pts Clean and organize garage or basement
60 pts Clean the entire kitchen
60 pts Strip all beds, wash, dry, put back on
70 pts Take everything out of all cabinets, pantry, and drawers, clean and organize
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