One thing I love about summer it’s almost like a giant reset button. It’s the time of the year when life (kind of) slows down and we can get our lives organized again and implement new ideas into our daily lives.
During the summer we always have a Summer Chore Chart for our kids with different tasks based on their age and ability. The idea is that the girls have to complete their chart for the day before they can move on to watching TV or aggravating their sisters. With not having a lot of structure during the summer having something easy like this for them to follow helps!
One thing I have found is that my little ones are great at completing some chores but getting everything they need all in one place is sometimes kind of hard.
Setting the table is a big deal in our house. I am not sure why but they have all decided that this is the chore to have. (It’s quick and easy. My children are no fools.) But, have you ever had a 4 and 5 year old in your kitchen trying to get plates and forks and napkins and everything else out while you are finishing up dinner? Good grief.
In order to make it easier I came up with this fun little caddy to help the girls set the table!
How cute is that?
Yes, it is full of paper goods! We are learning here folks and I do not need my pretty dishes breaking. I let the girls go to the store with me and they picked out every color for their caddy.
Here is what you need to make your own:
1 Shower Caddy
Paper plates, napkins, plastic-wear, and any other product you might need
The girls loved putting all of their items right where they fit. I let them do this all on their own so they know it is all their’s.
We leave our “Setting the Table Caddy” in the middle of our table. It’s easy for the kids to grab when they need it and easy for them to grab plates or anything else they need throughout the day giving them more independence.
Getting my kids to complete their chores is harder on some days than others but, I have found that giving them more independence to complete them definitely helps!
What are some ways that you get our kids to help around the house?