I first saw this chart here. I loved how it did not have the word CHORE on it. This morning I was praying for a word that would be special for our own chart. First, I looked up the word CHORE in the dictionary. There were a few definitions that all meant the same, but I saw one that affirmed my choice to not use the word CHORE.
Chore- An unpleasant or burdensome task.
No wonder no one wants to do chores! Then I thought about the verse we have posted in our School room. Instantly, I knew the Holy Spirit had given me our word for the chart!
23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. -Colossians 3:23-24
I laminated everything I could. I want things to last for ALL of our kids. However many that is! :) We do chores twice a day. There are a few that only need to be done in the afternoon. Those have a "PM" written on them. As you finish a "Serve" card, you move it into the slot on the right. Done!
Guess what we are talking about regarding character right now? Serving! Perfect! I love how the Lord works. The Holy Spirit always delivers and it always flows within the vein your already in!
(P.S. I got the library card pouches at Mardel's. They even had zebra print, but Josiah did not agree! Instead we used each child's favorite color.)