All the chores I selected are things I know she can do with minimal assistance from us:
|Clothes in hamper|
|put away papers|
|Put toys away|
|Make school lunch|
|Lay out tomorrow’s clothes|
|sweep under table|
This chart fits on a standard piece of paper and can be printed out at the beginning of the week. As each chore is finished, we will put a sticker in the box. The sticker will be a way to visually recognize what has been done and what has not been done. I will not be telling her "make your bed every day for the week and you can have a treat." I will find a way of acknowledging the work she has done to help her take pride in her accomplishments. It will probably start with "Good for you -you made your bed everyday this week!" and work up to "Oh my goodness, you have made your bed every day for a month -we should celebrate! Let's make a new batch of play dough."
Once we have worked with the chore chart for a while, I'll introduce the concept of paid chores, but I think I'll save those thoughts for another post :)
Do your kids have chores? What age did they start?
And please don't call her CinderTurtle -we're not keeping her home from the ball or having fun in order to do our work :-P