And as a parent, there’s so much you want to teach your child for before they leave home.
These Life Skills Cards are a fun way for kids to begin to develop skills they’ll need both now and as adults.
Each of the eighty-one cards in this PDF include specific skills that cover a range of topics such as:
Food and cooking
Home care and chores
Social skills, manners, and etiquette
Money and finances
Emergency and safety
Navigation & time skills
Routines and time management
After purchasing and downloading the PDF, print out the cards (we suggest 110# paper) and cut them out.
For greater durability, the cards can be laminated. It’s recommended that only heavy stock paper be used before lamination.
Next, you could place the life skills cards in a bowl and let your child pick a card at random. Learning a life skill can be a fun activity for kids either with an adult or independently (depending on which skill it is, and your child’s developmental readiness).
Mastered skills can be placed on a ring to illustrate what your child has learned so far.
A few examples of skills include:
Learn how to prepare a simple meal
Learn how to use an oven
Learn how to clean laundry
Learn how to wash a car
Learn how to make a bed
Learn how to write a thank you note
Learn how to set a table
Learn how to budget money
Give to a charity or non-profit
Learn how to make an emergency phone call
Learn basic first aid
Learn how to read and use a map
Trim finger and toenails independently
Learn how to read and understand outside temperature