I’ve been trying to get myself geared up for some deep cleaning that desperately needs to get done around my house, and I’m dreading it. I’m determined to have my kids help out this time. 🙂
I have an almost six year old and a three year old, so they definitely aren’t going to be washing window blinds or organizing closets, but they’re going to do other little things to help get the place in ship shape. Up until this point, I’ve been too lax and haven’t necessarily enforced the doing of chores, partly because there was no system in place. But that changes today!
I’ve seen so many creative chore chart ideas on Pinterest, but I settled on a combo of a few.
I came up with this because 1. It’s simple, and easily managed which is how I like things…and
2. Kids (and myself included) love chalkboards and making check marks!
1. Take the glass out of your frames and give it some nice coats of chalkboard paint, following the directions on the product label. I let mine dry for 24 hours to make sure it was set all the way.
2. If you want, add your child’s name to the top using vinyl lettering or sticker letters. I used my Silhouette and the “Typewriter” font.
3. Grab your fun chalkboard markers and write a big list of chores for your kiddos to do to help out with the spring cleaning! 🙂
4. Glue some heavy magnets on back and hang them on your fridge or display them on your wall where you’ll see them often.
My daughter was so excited when she came home from school and saw that her chore chart was a chalkboard. 🙂 She seriously ran straight upstairs, did all of her assigned work, and came running down, eager to check them off with the chalkboard marker. Can you say proud mom moment and craft project success?! We’ll see how long that excitement lasts. 🙂
Chalkboard markers are so cool! I’d never used them before this, but they are so neat and bold, and they wipe off easily with a damp cloth.
Do you have a tough time getting your kids to do chores?
What incentives/rewards work for you? I’d love to hear about them!