Monday, May 26, 2014

Magnetic Chore Charts

I love a project that gets stuff done.

Trying to keep the kids on track with their chores is serious work.  I mean, I can't keep track of everything we're supposed to do in a day, how can I expect the kids to remember all their chores?  And I can't tell you how many times they couldn't remember if they had completed the chore or not...  which means they sometimes do the same one twice for no good reason.  I had to do something!

I bought some metallic cookie sheets (for $0.97 at Walmart)...

And bought some wooden discs at the craft store along with some magnets...

And then I got to work.  I found some clip art for the kids chores and printed them out on adhesive paper:

Next, I cut them out, stuck them onto the wooden discs and glued a magnet to the back... so far, so good.

I painted the cookie sheets...

And then added a little vinyl!  Their names are up at the top of the cookie sheet and the line near the bottom lets them know what they've done: if it's above the line, they've finished that chore!

As you can see, baby Lily doesn't have any chores yet.  Mostly she just eats all day and that's not a chore.  But I have extra magnets for when she gets old enough to help out!

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  1. I love this. I made a very similar project for my youngest chores. It works great!

    1. It is working nicely! I really do need one for myself, it might keep me on track with my own chores! :)

  2. I really LOVE this idea! I totally agree that even an adult could benefit from this, maybe a Honey Do list! Thanks for stopping by Wake Up Wednesday.


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