Our school year is well underway and with three high schoolers and a Fourth grader here, it can get a little crazy. My two oldest start their day off at a vocational school and then come home around 11am for three more classes. At that point the other two kiddos and I are about halfway done with our school day. Often the boys will have to work (they all three caddy at a local golf course), so that throws even more crazy into the mix.
Anyway, although things get crazy around the house, I still need their help to keep things clean and organized. After all, we are a family and family works best when they work together.
So I created this chore chart. Now yes, my older ones think it’s kinda corny but My Princess has been using it for weeks and because she gets to turn her clothes pins around after she gets her work done, she has faithfully done all her chores before she turns the TV on or gets on the computer. I think this chore chart for her is like my lists are for me. I LOVE crossing things off!
Anyway, let me tell you how I made our new chore chart.
Remember our bathroom and closet office plank walls? We had some left-over plank pieces that I spray painted with black chalkboard paint. I had initially thought I would write the kids’ names in chalk but then I decided to just write the letters in paint pen instead.
I painted the clothes pins a different color for each kid and then wrote their chores on the painted part.
The chore is visible on the clothes pin until they do it, then they just turn the clothes pin around.
This is working very well for at least one of the four and it looks cute too!
I got this idea from Under the Sycamore. Check out her clothespin chart, it’s really cute too!