Tell me I’m not the only parent in the world with a child obsessed with Minecraft. It’s all I hear about all. day. long. Creepers this, testificates that. Build this, destroy that. When we bought the game for our son last year we had no idea how wrapped up in it he would get. We had to put a limit on the amount of game time he gets because it started to interfere with, well, everything. Between playing and watching videos about Minecraft that’s what his world began to revolve around.
So, to take the torture out of limiting his game time I came up with this free printable Minecraft Chore Chart. This chart lets him earn his playtime with a few set boundaries. There are ground rules:
- There is no more than 1 hour daily of playtime available during the school week.
- Play time does not roll-over to the next week; he can play all at once or save up for the weekend – after the weekend the count resets.
- Acting out or misbehaving will lead to a deduction of 10 minutes of playtime for the 1st offense, 20 for the 2nd and game time for the week is completely gone for the 3rd offense.
- When game time is up there is to be no arguing, whining or pouting. When the egg timer dings the game goes off.
- Extra game time may be earned or rewarded as mom and dad see fit.
We sat down together to discuss the ground rules and everyone agrees they’re fair. So far things are going smoothly and thankfully he’s found other things to do and talk about besides Minecraft. He loves the game too much for me to take it away completely, and this way he’s earning his game time which is way better and more meaningful than just having it.
Get the Free Printable Minecraft Chore Chart
Click here to download and/or print the Pre-filled chore chart above
Click here to download and/or print the blank chart (add your own chores)
Set the amount of time for each or all the chores that they earn. We do 15 minutes per chore but that can easily be increased or decreased.
*Bonus: This could help with math skills/time telling too!