To help us get back in tempo, I was planning to simply resurrect our Wake-Up Time and Daily Rhythm Charts, which remained effective until cards began to go missing. However, as I was about to click “print” in order to make replacement cards, Jack scooted across the floor.
“Ah!” I realized. No need for our newly mobile Jack to be gnawing at cards that might get dropped on the floor. Nope. A revised system was in order!
Thus, the kids and I spent yesterday morning creating and giving a trial run to our new Morning Lotto Cards. I made the main framework for each card and, then, Luke and Nina sat on my lap to select their own images from Microsoft Office clip art to personalize their own cards. (They helped Mommy make one for herself and insisted on making one for Jack, too.)
We hung our Morning Lotto Cards in the hallway in page protectors and put them to inaugural use by “x”ing things we had already done that morning and “o”ing things we had yet to do with a dry erase marker.
You should have seen how motivated those x’s and o’s made the kids to complete their current morning routines.
My hope is that we will go for coverall Lotto every day until our early morning rhythm gets back on track. Then, I am going to roll the Lotto cards into a larger plan I have incubating to capitalize on Luke’s desire to earn some money and mine to have a better ordered home and more consistent habits for all.
I can also seem them working into kiddo workboxes and Momma workboxing when we get that set up down the line.
If you’d like to borrow our Morning Lotto Charts, you can simply click on the photo of each one below and it should come up with one large enough for you to print. You’d just need to tape your own names and photos over the appropriate parts at the tops.
If a full-sized version does not come up, or if you would like a Publisher copy to adapt for your own use, simply leave a comment with your email address and I will try to upload one to send you via email.