4.19.2011

Chore Chart Ideas! (and a jar)

{AND BONUS LISTENING CHART}

Remember THIS chore chart fail? SO frustrating! So I started all over from scratch! I started by grabbing a couple of these silver serving platters at the Dollar Store.
(those are little tiny magnets on the tray I'm going to be using)

Then I printed out pictures of chores, such as:
*brush your teeth
*pray
*homework
*dishes
*read your scriptures
*help with dinner
*vacuum
*clean room/make bed

I mod podged the pictures onto the glass rocks, and glued magnets on with jewelry glue adhesive...
(p.s. if you wanted to go cheaper, you could print the pictures out on card stock and laminate them. Even if you just use clear packing tape to laminate. And THEN glue on the magnets.)

I sprayed the trays black and mod podged scrap paper to the base.

One for a girl...

One for a boy...

Place your magnets...
Seperate the 'to dos' and 'dones' with something creative,
like baseballs and mits...
Or glammed gem stones...
For him...
For her...

***
BONUS CHART TIME!
So I couldn't think of how to use "listening and obeying" as a chore.
So I made a separate chart!
And came up with this...
With 3 pictures of my daughter...
And 3 pictures of my son...

And I printed off 6 frowney faces
(and I 'at home laminated' them with packing tape)

And put magnets on the back with some more jewelry adhesive.
And this is what happens when they dont obey...
(when they get three, something gets taken away)
Although, lets stop kidding ourselves, it usually looks like this...
The slates get wiped clean every day and the kids LOVE to do chores now. Seriously.
Being able to move a magnet has officially made chores something to look forward to.
We intertwine the bean jar with our charts so that they have something even MORE to look forward too (instead of just moving a magnet).
They get to add beans during the day or, take away beans depending on their actions. When the beans reach a BLACK ribbon line, they get a prize!
I had completely forgotten about this process until my sister reminded me and it totally helped my little problem of finding rewards. It's perfect!

From bottom to top the prizes are:
*Ice Cream Cone
*Dollar Store Prize
*Lunch at Mcdonalds
*Hop To It' Party (an inflatable land-party place)

So this house is officially ready to rumble. By combining these charts and my jedi mom skills, we may have some success.
Could you use one of these?

11 comments:

Barbie said...

Love that bean idea, and the charts are adorable! I love when things like this can be customized.

'T' said...

oh fun. good job. could we make some this weekend? can't wait to see you!

*CoUrTnEy* said...

What AWESOME ideas!! I think I'm going to steal them both! Thank you!!! =)

amber said...

I love the I'm a good listener chart i am going to have to make it

Your Scentsy Consultant- Andrea Smith said...

What great ideas! I needed this post...been thinking all month of what I'm going to do to help the kids during the long summer. This is it!
Thank you!

Danielle said...

wow! I love it! What a great idea that's visual and intriguing for little ones! i SO could have used this when I was a preschool teacher!

whitney said...

What a good idea! I will be stealing this in the future!

Jenn Miyamoto said...

Such a GREAT idea! I SO could use these chore charts in my house...I just might have to make them one day. Thanks for sharing!
Jenn

Collin & Elizabeth said...

Just today I was thinking, "how can I teach my kids to clean and still be fun?". I love your ideas, especially combining the charts with the bean jar. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

Yaremi said...

Where did you get the images for the magnets?? BTW Love the idea, i have a 3 year old and i think it's time to start teaching him about chores and responsabilities ;D

Rachael said...

I love this post! What a great idea! I read the one where it didn't go so well. Did the modge podge not stick because of the nonstick surface?? Just wondering why it worked with this project. Also...wondering where you got the picture images.

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