Chore Chart

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This was a pretty easy project, just a little labor intensive.  This idea came from the fabulously smart Connie @YoungandRelentless.

I bought a foam poster board and cut it in half. I then used a yard stick to "grid" off the board. You just need to decide how many chores you are going to list and how many days of the week etc.
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After you have laid out your board, glue down different colors of paper to emphasize the different categories on your chart.
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I took a black sharpie and outlined the days of the week.
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I used chip-board letters for the word chores.  I used my computer to print off the days of the week.
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After the basic chart is constructed, you can then print off stars and actual chores (I used the computer again). I laminated the stars and chores. The little tins came from Michael's. I used sticky back velcro to attach the stars, chores & tins.
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Max has been using his chore chart this week and loves it! I think the element of surprise in those little tins is totally motivating.

PS. Some of you will notice one of Max's chores says "Ladybugs". Everyday from school Max comes home with a little ladybug chart that has been colored in if he has followed the classroom's rules. So, if he gets a good report on his classroom's Ladybugs, then he gets a star.

~XOXO~


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13 comments:

Shari said...

What an adorable idea.

I was wondering about the Lady bugs. heheh.. My grand daughter does the same thing in her Kindergarten class but they use frogs.

excellent!!

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Cute idea

Jamie said...

I love this. I've been thinking about having a couple of chore charts for my boys and this one seems perfect!

Megan said...

ha ha! I was wondering about the ladybugs too! cute and easy idea! love that.....

Destination Seaborn said...

This looks fantastic! Have a good weekend! Lisa

Jillian said...

Great idea! Years ago, I created a star/chore chart for my kids. It's been a while since I used one, but I think it helps motivate kids at any age. Cute!

katherinemarie said...

DARLING!!! Cute and HELPFUL! I've been looking for a system I can implement with FOUR KIDS...

AK-Magnolia House said...

What a lovely idea!! I'm off to the craft store....
AK

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Neat! I need one of those charts in my house...really! You asked about what brand my sofa was in your comment. I am not really sure but I will see if I can find out. I bought it a few years ago at the Freds Dollar store. Can you believe it! I got the measurements off of the slipcover on Ebay and compaired the two. It is a bit short touching the floor and you can see a bit of the red still but I will hopefully have a fix for that soon. If I find out what brand I will let you know. I'm sure they have a tag somewhere on it if not I will check the next time I am in Freds. I'm sure the clerk will know what Brands they carry....maybe :)
Xoxox Susie~

Amy Priddy :||: Priddy Creations said...

I love this! What a great idea. It looks great!

Lyssa said...

That's darling. I got a question for you. So the tins hold the stars? So when they complete a chore, they get a star from the tins?
I have been wanting to make a chart for my kids and this is awesome. Thanks for the idea!

followingtheroad said...

I like that the reward is right there in the tin! What a great idea.

Vanessa said...

This is great! So cute! I'm always looking for great incentives for my kids to do their chores. We are doing a token system right now, but I'm sure the excitement of it will fade, so I may try this later on!