In our household, especially around birthdays, we find Petunia looking for new ways to feel helpful around the house. She absolutely loves checklists, which also happen to remove the need for constant parental guidance and encourage more independence. I thought I’d add a twist and ended up making this cute little Helping Hands list where she fills in the smiley face once the task is completed. Honestly, sometimes I just look for excuses to use my laminator, aka the homeschool parent’s best friend. I thought I would offer the lists here in case anyone is interested in using them. There is a homesteader version and a more generic version available (all geared for ages 5, 6 and 7). In our home, when assigned a new task, we make sure to do it step by step the first time with Petunia so she fully understands our expectation and has fewer questions in the future. I won’t pretend that the haridos aren’t horrible and 80’s and 90’s styling is apparently the best I can do with a kids set of watercolors and Bon Jovi’s Livin’ on a Prayer playing on repeat in my head. Who doesn’t love a good mullet? Enjoy!
Here are the PDF files for easy printing and laminating!