And now on with the show...
…Or at least that’s how the hooligans see it. I think we run a pretty tight ship here, but the hooligans’ share is age appropriate. Their “chores” include getting dressed, brushing their teeth, making their beds, and eating breakfast. After school they have to do homework and straighten their rooms. Not exactly over-taxing them, despite what they think.
They seem to have trouble remembering their daily jobs, although they have memories like elephants when it comes to something they WANT to do and I’ve promised them. I decided to make them a “chore chart” to help them out. I’m very caring that way.
I found some chalkboard decal vinyl at Hobby Lobby when I was buying my new chalkboard markers, and couldn’t resist it. It was on sale for 40 percent off. I’m only human. The cookie sheet was about $5 at Walmart, then I just cut the vinyl to size and smoothed it out.
I created a sheet of chore icons in Word, printed them, punched out circles, and glued them to the back of some big glass pebbles from the craft store. After attaching magnets to the back, they were ready to motivate!
I think you can print this, but if not and you want a copy, just comment below or email me.
To hang it, I tightly tied 2 pieces of ribbon, also using E6000 to hold them in place on the back. Although you can’t see it in this photo, another loop of ribbon goes through the top of those loops to hang it on the wall. This is going to hang in our upstairs hallway, where the sun never shines, so it’s too dark to photograph it in place.
We’ve only been using this a few days, but it’s definitely helping so far. I made some other magnets with vacuuming, sweeping, dusting, cleaning baths, and putting away laundry which I’ll use as needed. What a nice little weekend surprise those will be!
I'm linking up to the Project Pinterest Challenge hosted by The Taylor House and Two Yellow Birds...what a fun idea to get us to actually use those pins! Here's the photo from Pinterest that inspired this chore chart.