The Kids’ Chore Chart

I actually finished this little beauty a couple weeks ago and have totally procrastinated wanted to make sure it worked before getting it posted for you guys!  But I’m ready to share!

Best part??  Well, besides some help around the house… everything I used to make this, 
was found around the house!  I didn’t have to go out and buy anything!

It started with this snowman board that I picked up at a thrift store last spring. It was during one of their clear-out days and was sitting on the loading dock outside for free. (I’ve got 

many more posts to get up using the items I picked up during this free day.  Honestly, you 
should have seen me come home that day. I’ve never seen my husband’s eyes roll back so far).
I popped the back off and covered it with green scrapbook paper.  I just left the frame painted white.
Then I took some clothespins and Mod Podged some scrapbook paper on it.  Then 
hot-glued the clothespins onto the side of the frame.  I used 3 regular sized clothespins 
and then one large clothespins for the “more involved” chore.  Also because I just liked 
the way it looked being anchored at the bottom by that bigger clothespin!  Cut some 
letters out using my Cricut for the names and just used a glue stick to adhere them.

For the middle section, I just cut the flaps off the top of a crayon box and glued a piece of scrapbook paper around it.  I also taped a piece of paper about half way down on the inside of a box, so that my smaller chore cards didn’t get lost down in the box.  Then I hot-glued it on to the scrapbook paper.
As they finish their chores, they flip the card over to the blank side, so I know they’re done!
So far it’s working exactly as I planned… my son never mentions it. Just walks over, checks out what’s up for the day, and gets it all done in about 15-20 minutes.  Never hear a peep from him.  
My daughter. Oh, my daughter.  She needs to be led over by the hand, where she is astounded every single day that there are 4 things to be done by her name.  Seriously, it amazes her every day. 
(and let me just say that during the week, her 4 things are really not that big of a deal)
A little while ago, I was telling the kids that I was making them a chore chart and I 
was going to have 2 columns- 1 with the chore that needed done and 1 column 
where I would check if they did it with a smiling face or not.  
Didn’t the girl sigh and say, “Are you serious, Mommy?? You must just want me to fail!!”


Hi, I'm Natalie and I like to move slowly (like a turtle, if you will)! I daydream about minivans, painting walls and eating fudge with a spoon. Welcome to my little computer home where I share my family's adventures as we live life from the slow lane!

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  1. This is truly adorable! My kids are still too little to read….but how much fun would this be with little pictures as well! I love this…thanks for the idea!

  2. Ooooh, I love this! What a fun, creative, AND practical idea :)

  3. This is great! I so need to do something like this…

  4. Natalie I love this! You did a great job! Love the colors and the fact that you had everything on hand! (Love when that happens!!) Chores. Chores.Chores– man oh man. I came up with a list for the boys and so far, so good! (I had to threaten to cut 15 mins. off of their allotted hour of xbox) but hey a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do! :) Nice Work Mama!

  5. cute. I love the use of the cloths pins and reusable chore slips. I should do something like this. I have some already modge podged clothspins laying around anyway.

  6. What a brilliant idea. It looks great! I love that you made it out of everything you had at home.

  7. I love how unique this is! And the fact that it was from things found around your house…fantastic!

  8. This is very creative! I need to make a new chore chart and am totally going to incorporate the clothespins! So smart!! :)

  9. Hello brilliant. I am totally going to do this. Great idea!

  10. This is so awesome! Been thinking about a chore chart for the kiddos, seriously I went to bed last night thinking about it and this morning I woke up with this post- brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Natalie, this is just so clever!I love that it is not so complicated! Would love for you to stop by and link up to our party! Bonnie 😉


  12. I love this sooooo much!

  13. just wanted to let you know I mentioned you on my latest post. I started making a chore chart of my own. Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. This. is. brilliant!

    And the best part (other than the great organization) is those patterned clothespins!

    And I would LOVE IT if you’d share this at Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL going on right now!

    Hope to see you soon!

    P.S. I’m a new follower. : )


  15. This is a great idea. I think once the kids get just a tad older, I’ll have to make one of these. Thanks for sharing your good ideas.

  16. Natalie, featured this tonight on our facebook page! Bonnie 😉

  17. Anonymous says:

    What a great idea! Your daughter is so funny! I bet I’d get the same reaction from my kids and husband.


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