Chores . . . Kids hate them, but mamas like myself can’t wait to start passing them out. My big girls are 4 and 7 and this mama is more than ready for them to start earning their keep. To get everyone motivated for this new milestone, we put on our craft hats and made our very own chore chart. Making a chore chart is extremely easy. It literally takes 10 minutes to do, 20 if you have little helpers.
What you will need:
- Board of your choice. I chose a magnetic dry erase board.
- Washi Tape
- Dry erase markers
- Magnetic strips
- Construction Paper
- Magnetic bag clips (optional)
Step 1: Lay Washi Tape
The direction in which you do this step depends on what type of chore chart you want.
Step 2: Label your chart
Use a dry erase marker to label the sections of your chore chart.
Step 3: Use Magnetic strips
Once again, this step depends on your own preference. I was basic and used construction paper to write the chore assignments on. I then stuck the magnetic strips to the back of the construction paper. The kids will be pulling on and moving these assignments, so you can use something more durable if need be.
Step 4: Let the cleaning commence!
This is the fun part (for me at least). I’m also teaching my girls about money and saving, so I’ve added a “work for hire” section. If you’re interested in doing something similar, all you need is construction paper, magnetic bag clips, and money of course. Write the jobs on the colored paper, and clip the paper and money to the board.
That’s it, simple and effective. The girl’s run to their chore chart in the morning when they wake up, and at night before bed to make sure everything is done. Creating a chore chart has made life a lot easier for myself and for the girls. Have you started assigning chores yet? If so, do you have a chore chart? Comment down below!!