Are you looking for chore chart ideas for kids? I’ve got a great kids chore chart idea that is easy to make. My friend, Michelle, emailed me a few weeks ago after she pinned my potty training system that worked great for our four year old. She made this awesome chore chart for her little girl. I loved it so much I wanted to share it with you!
Michelle had a friend who recommended a chore chart she had found on Etsy. But just like me, Michelle, loves to create things herself to save money. Instead of paying the $28, she and her daughter hit Walmart’s school and scrapbook aisles. I love that they created this together. When you involve your kids in projects like this, they tend to want to make it work as much as you do.
Here’s what you need:
dry erase board that is magnetic
letter stickers (to spell: “To Do” & “Done” as well as your child’s name)
colored tape (she chose the glitter tape you see below)
glass tiles (1 – 2 inches each)
Her daughter picked out the bright pink dry erase board. To make the lines Michelle used glitter tape. It’s so fun to see what girls pick out. My boys would probably pick out camo tape. 🙂 Taking letter stickers, they added her daughter’s name as well as “to do” and “done”.
The most unique part of this chore chart are the chore tiles. You can see that they are made with three layers when you look at the picture above. The glass tiles will help make it last longer as well as give your child something grab onto as they move it. Genius!
You can find glass tiles on Amazon HERE.
Behind each glass tile, is a computer print out. What I love about making it is that you can make the chores fit your household and the age of your child. For example, “feed Bailey” is specific to Michelle’s family. It makes it personal! Once the little pictures were printed, she attached them to the glass tiles using mod podge.
I’ve created this free chore chart ideas printable to get you started.
Finally, all you need is a strip of magnets. They will stick right to the back of the tiles. And that’s it. Your tiles will stick to your magnetic dry erase board easily.
So, the real question is. How is it working? My friend, Michelle, shared how it’s working for her.
It was so super easy and fast to do (no more than 30 minutes) – and she LOVES it. She’s excited every day to move her magnets over to the “Done” side and loves seeing her “To Do” side gradually empty. It’s a great visual effect for her.
In addition to the “to do” list, Michelle created a simple sticker chart. Her daughter gets a sticker every day that all her magnet end up on the “done” side. Ten stickers equal a price from the stash for “steal deal”goodies that she’s collected. I’ve created a sticker chart for you as well.
You can print the free chore chart here.
What’s great about this chore chart is that it is flexible with your schedule. Unlike a lot of traditional chore charts, some chores show up on her “to do” side every day and some chores are only on certain days. Michelle can easily adjust them to fit their day. She can also adjust them as the day goes on if something unexpected comes up.
I can’t wait to create this for my kids. I’ve wanted something like this but didn’t know how to go about it. I’ll share mine when it’s made. Expect lots of blue and green and no pink. 🙂
Do you use a chore chart for your kids?