Getting children to do their chores is a tough task. Getting them to enjoy chores is something else completely. There are always tasks in life that we won't enjoy but it's important for all of us to get to a point of being able to accomplish what needs to be done with a good attitude. As a mom, how do we accomplish this? There are so many charts and ideas, but I need something simple and easy for me to use.
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:23-24
Another program I think is worth mentioning is my friend, AlinaJoy at Good Old Days Farm's Easy Peasy Chores. It is a printable system using a baseball card type approach with games and unique incentives to keep family chore time joyful. I love the idea. If my children were younger, I'd definitely consider buying this system. She even has an edition for homeschoolers.
Children love knowing what is expected of them each day. The important thing in keeping a chore system working well in the family is for Mom to continue to check the progress of their children's work. They need affirmation for doing the job & the effort they put into it and further instruction on improving their performance. This encourages the children to take pride in their work, which is so important. If a homemaker isn't proud of her clean kitchen, living room decor, and homemade meal... well, it just won't be that good will it? If a man isn't proud of his work, it won't be his best. This is a good kind of pride to encourage. It builds confidence.