Diy Chore Chart

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.

diy chore chart

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.


diy chore chart

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!!

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Hi, I’m Chantal. I’m a mom of two, self proclaimed naturalista, and Author of Growing Girls With Curls: Short Stories For Girls of Color. Being a mom is hard. Pair that with being a single, black, millennial in America and it’s a whole different monster. Feel free to join my mailing list and follow along as I blog through this crazy thing called life.

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  1. December 6, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    I LOVE this! My daughter is 6 and she is always looking for ways to earn money…that’s NOT cleaning. I feel like this will teach them the value of money if they’re paid and self-discipline.

  2. Danielle Rice
    November 3, 2018 / 9:16 pm

    I need to do this for my oldest. He’s quite forgetful when it comes to chores

  3. Ya
    November 3, 2018 / 7:52 am

    I love this idea. In my house it would be more of a headache trying to get my boys not to mess the chart up. Lol I just usually assign things during the day. Once they get a little older I will start using a chart so this is a good method. Something about boys vs girls. Lol

  4. November 2, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    I love the simplicity of this! Easy to create and for the littles to follow. Can’t wait to try it!

  5. November 2, 2018 / 10:31 am

    This is so cute. And I would save so much money on the ones that I keep buying and losing all the pieces too. My girls are 7 & 8 and they do have chores, mainly keeping their rooms clean and emptying their trash. This past weekend, they started washing dishes together on Saturday, with mommie of course. Baby steps. Very nice project. Thank you.

  6. November 2, 2018 / 10:21 am

    My kids are at the perfect age to start passing off some chores to them. This is a great post. Thanks for sharing!

    • Chantal
      November 2, 2018 / 12:26 pm

      You’re welcome Renee! Thanks for reading