Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tot Thursday: Chalkboard Chore Chart

We struggle with chores at our house.  My kids aren't good at doing them and a lot of times it's a lot less frustrating for me to just do them instead of having to be the bad guy and constantly yell at my kids to get their chores done.  Please tell me I'm not the only one!!

I have made my kids chore charts before.  They got to build an ice cream cone and caterpillar as they did their chores.

They enjoyed it for about a week, and then the pieces got lost and then they stopped doing it and then I gave up.  

Lately my kids have wanted to buy lots of toys, so we have started up the chores again.  This time, I did something very simple.  I put it on the fridge so they (and me) will be reminded about their chores everyday. Plus there are no pieces that can (and will) be lost!

This is how I made it:
1) I took a 9"x12" piece of chalkboard vinyl from Expressions Vinyl.
2) I made a mark every 1 1/2"
3) Then I added some white vinyl.  I just cut them into little strips.
4) Then I added vinyl going down to make a grid.
5) I used my CAMEO and cut out some words and pictures out of olive vinyl from Expressions Vinyl.
6) Using transfer tape, I put the vinyl onto the fridge.
And that's it!
Each of my kids have a certain color of chalk, so that's how we keep track of their chores.
We have been using this chart for about 2 months now (the longest I have ever gone!!) and it seems to be working :).


Amanda said...

This is a great idea, love that no pieces can go missing!

Shannon said...

What a great idea!!


lauren@warmandfuzzy said...

LOve love love this idea! I really need to do something like this for my boys. Eli is 4 and Ben is 2. I would have to simplify for Ben but Eli needs something, bc the toys and messiness is OUT OF CONTROl. Thanks again for the idea!

Cameron Meerdink said...

This is a great idea! I will have to modify it for my SS fronted fridge with black sides . . . but I am so going to do this!!

Rhiannon said...

Great idea! Looks really cute too. How old are your kids? Just curious, mine are 2 and nearly 4. Thinking we could do with starting one of these too.

Colette said...

Visiting from SugarBee... what a cool idea!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Thanks so much for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!

Hani@Craftionary said...

Very nice project.. I love such organizing ideas! Thanks for linking up at friday fun party!

Heather Kinnaird said...

What a fantastic idea - found you on Sugar Bee Crafts

bcriminger said...

Great idea! I Pinned this on my pintrest page. I'm thinking it could easily be adaptable for the classroom :)