One teacher suggested that the activity could be used as a teachable moment, so taking off on that idea, here are some ways to extend the freebie and possibly get kids to take on a little more responsibility.
After completing the worksheet:
- Ask students to put a star next to every chore they have done and put two stars after chores that they do regularly.
- Create a class bar graph of the results (how many students do each job)
- Ask students to number the chores from easiest to hardest.
- Brainstorm a list of chores that are just right for the students in your grade.
- Brainstorm a list of reasons why it is good for kids to help around the house.
- Ask each student to choose new one chore that he or she will complete this week. This could be a homework assignment that students would complete by writing a paragraph about how doing the new chore went. You might also want to require a parent signature.
- Have younger students write "I can..." statements. For example: I can make my bed. I can set the table. You could have them write them on stars or another fun shape and post them on a bulletin board.
Do you have an idea to add? Please comment. And don't forget to download your Free Chore Confusion Printable!