We know how much our kids love their screen time — television, iPads, phones, video games. It seems like a lot of time that is all they want to do.
I love the idea of having our kids earn their screen time in exchange for chores and reading. So, I made a chart with corresponding amounts of time they can earn for each thing they do. This can be to earn all of their screen time or it can be used to earn bonus screen time. (<– This is the way we use it.)
Each chore gets harder and is worth more time. So kids have the option to do something really hard and get all their screen time at once, or do simpler things that will take them longer since they have more to do. I love that they have the control over it.
You can also set a daily limit. If they go over the daily limit they can carry over credit to the next day. If you have a really ambitious kiddo they may want to spend one day a week doing as much as they can so they can relax and have their screen the rest of the week.
Screen Time Credit Checklist
As you can see, some chores may be difficult for younger children so they will need to do the ones with lesser values.
If you want a checklist version you and your kids can use to track each chore and how much screen time they’ve got for the week, I’ve got one. Just click here to download and print.
Head over here to get a free Mrs. Meyers cleaning set to get you started!
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.