Monday, March 9, 2015

Chore Chart

I don't know about your kids but mine hate chores.  We've tried lots of different ideas but our kitchen chore chart has been the most successful and long lasting.  I can't claim coming up with it though.  Amy and I grew up with a chart similar to this hanging on our fridge--so the credit goes to our amazing mother.

Every Monday morning we rotate our jobs.  When someone complains, "I hate (fill in the job)" I can happily tell them, "Well, next week you won't have to do it!"  Recently we decided that Mr. H (who is 3 1/2) can help with the chores now.  Since we only had three jobs on our chart I needed to make a new, updated chore chart.

If you would like to make one it's super easy!  All you need are 2 long envelopes (sealed and cut in half), some 4 x 6 index cards, and a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock.  I trim my envelopes down to 4 x 3.75.  These make a nice little pocket for your name cards! I also trim my index cards to better fit into the pockets.  After finding the clipart that I like I print it on to my envelopes.  After gluing the envelopes onto your cardstock, insert your index cards with names on them.  Easy cheesy.

I'd love to hear what kinds of things you with chores at your house!


  1. Great idea! Anything to make chores a little more fun!

  2. So simple and cute! I love the way you used patterned tape to pin it to the door (:
    Visiting from and would love a visit back.

  3. Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday morning :)