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.
After you have laid out your board, glue down different colors of paper to emphasize the different categories on your chart.
I took a black sharpie and outlined the days of the week.
I used chip-board letters for the word chores. I used my computer to print off the days of the week.
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.
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.