Pre-K/Kindergarten age chore chart.

Tonight I decided to make my daughter (4.8 years old) a chore chart for the living room.  Since she can’t read yet I figured it would be more effective to use pictures instead of words.  My husband bought me a laminator for Christmas (which I hadn’t used yet) which I used to create this setup.  

So, how it works.  

Step 1: Olivia does her chores (in any order).  As she does each chore she crosses off the chore done for that day and chooses the correct plastic (well laminated paper coins) coin from the cup on the left.  She puts that coin in the cup on the right.  

Step 2: Olivia does each chore throughout the day until they are completed. 

Step 3: After all the chores are completed Olivia counts the coins and writes the total amount we owe her on the sheet on the right (she will need help with this part for awhile).

Step 4: After I get home from work I trade Olivia’s play coins out for real coins for her piggy bank.  Then the earned coins go back into the cup on the left.  

I’m excited to see how she does with this 🙂

My setup





Sunday, a day of “relaxation”

Okay, so Sunday is usually pretty busy for us, no much relaxation going on over here!  We woke up and got ready for the 11:00 church service.  Olivia woke up first and immediately got into her workbox with the lanyard and beads because she wanted to make me a necklace.  We then left for church.  The service was very nice and thought provoking.  Reminds me that I need to read my bible more….Olivia had fun at Sunday School. She always does though, she loves going to church.  After church we stopped at Krispy Kreme for some Sunday doughnuts.  Very delicious, of course not the healthiest either.  We decided to stop by the produce store on the way back home so we didn’t have to do it later.  Most of my veggies are bad so I bought some mini artichoke, carrots, potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower  tomatoes, pears and a tomato plant.  We’ll see how the plant goes lol.  

At home I immediately put some chicken in the crockpot, I will be making chicken teriyaki and rice with maybe a side of asparagus.  

Olivia wanted to play on her site for a bit (she calls it her math school) when we got home.  I set the timer for 10 minutes and told her she needed to start going through her workboxes after that.  

Her first workbox just had two worksheets on telling time.  She did those quickly while I was unloading the dishwasher and Ryan (my husband) was watching the Cubs game.  She got everything correct on those. Right now the worksheets are just going over time to each hour (ex. 3:00, 1:00, instead of 3:30, 2:30).  Next week I will probably introduce it to the half hour.  

Her second workbox she played wiith for awhile.  It had her pattern blocks in it.  She made many different pictures with her blocks while I was loading the dishwasher.  She does really like playing with her pattern blocks though.

Her third box for the day had two different activities.  One she had to cut out pictures at the bottom and glue them back onto the paper to complete a pattern.  She did very well with this.  The next worksheet just had her circle things that the sun helps grow.  

The 4th box she had trouble with.  She eventually gave up and refused to finish it.  She was supposed to color and cut out parts to glue together to make a sheep head.  She eventually got frustrated with the cutting and refused help and didn’t want to finish the project.  I let her move on to the necklace after this because she really wanted to finish making my necklace.  

All she has left for the day is some phonics (write the first letter of the word) and her scripture copywork journal.  I tried to get her to do a workout from a kids workout video on youtube but she wanted to do her workboxes instead.  I’m guessing when I leave to go workout later she will want me to turn on the workout video for her as well.  

We still have to do our weekly grocery shopping later as well.  We are pretty low on….everything except vegetables.  We just wanted to get home for a bit so we didn’t leave the dog in the crate for so long.  

I also need to completely clean all of the furniture.  The furniture company is coming tomorrow to pick up the furniture.  The company I was working for provided my furniture but now we took over the apartment lease and are doing our own housing.  Rent a Center is supposed to come on Tuesday and drop off our new furniture.  I’m excited for our new couch too.  We are only need the furniture for a short time and we are planning on buying furniture when we move to Texas in August/early September. We are not going to rent a dining room table though.  We are planning on buying that ourselves.  We may have to eat in the living room or at the counter until we get it in the mail though.  

I believe when the cubs game is over we will be leaving for grocery shopping.  

Busy, busy Sunday!

The weekend goes by so fast….and each weekday seems twice as long as it should…

Picture of her doing her “telling time” worksheets and her veggie snack (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and pears)



Next off are the pattern blocks….:)Image

Now is the time for matching!Image


After that was the craft she got too frustrated with to finish…Image


And here is me with the necklace she finished for me!




Pictures from our first day of using the workboxes!

Today was the first day we tried out our workboxes.  My daughter is 4 1/2 and did very well.  She was so excited that she went through all the boxes with no breaks.  Tomorrow I will have put a card in one of the boxes for “youtube kids exercises for 1/2 hour”.  I took a few pictures of her doing some of the work.  

This first picture was her completing her skip counting puzzle.  She was supposed to put the strips next to each other in order (counting by 10s).  She was excited at the end to see that it made a violin.  🙂



The next picture was her learning to tell time.  I just bought her a watch today at Burlington Coat Factory.  She is constantly stopping to check her watch to “see what time it is”.  She actually did very well with these activities.  A second worksheet had her drawing the hands of the clock pointing to the correct time.  Image



This next picture is our little science worksheet.  She had to cut out pictures of living and not living things.  Then she had to glue them to the correct box.  It took a lesson on living vs. non-living things but she finally got it.  There was another worksheet to compliment this one as well (the one under this one).Image


And finally she made a “beautiful necklace” out of beads and lanyard string (from the dollar tree).  Image

There were also more activities she did but these were the few I took pictures of.  

More to come later!!