It is time for all of us to follow through with those New Year’s resolutions we made just a few weeks ago. Now that my kids are getting older (10, 8 and 4), I made a resolution to have them help with cleaning the house. And to make sure I actually follow through this year, I created a chore chart.
Now I realize it takes work (on our end) to do chore charts, but they are great accountability for everyone. Chore charts provide instant gratification for the kids – checking off a list or task is always a good thing! Here’s the free chore chart I created, and you can personalize it for your child (or husband):
To open and save your own chore chart printable,
Click HERE –> CHORE CHART
And if you want to laminate and frame the chart like I did, here’s the tutorial:
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Glue Gun
- Wood Stain (I used dark walnut)
- Xacto Knife
- Balsa Wood (or thin pieces of wood) *I found my balsa wood in a pack at Hobby Lobby.
Measure and cut your wood. I made mine slightly larger than the 8.5 inch printout.
Next, I stained my piece of wood.
While the stain was drying, I lamented my printout. If you have access to a laminating machine, that is your best bet. We are laminating it so we can use dry-erase markers and use the chore chart week after week. I used clear contact paper, but it’s a little more stubborn with the dry-erase markers. I noticed the red doesn’t erase very well on the clear contact paper. (Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes work great for erasing!)
I measured and cut my contact paper allowing an inch or two to hang off the top and bottom.
This extra material is where you will attach the wood frame.
I glued the twine to the extra contact paper.
Then, I added glue to the balsa wood and attached it to the chore chart on the extra contact paper – covering where I attached the twine.
Add a piece to the bottom, and you’re done!
I used permanent marker for my kids’ names and chores. The kids use a dry-erase marker to mark their chores.
My boys are old enough now that I’ve decided to give them the responsibility of their bathroom. Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes with Micro-Scrubbers are perfect for having the kids help out with the cleaning. These wipes work for daily clean up like toothpaste around the sink and the boys’ toilet misses, and they’re strong enough to survive the bathroom weekly cleaning as well.
I love that Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes with Micro-Scrubbers not only wipe out germs, dirt and grease, they’re textured to scour away stubborn messes other wipes leave behind. My kids love that you can clean and disinfect tough messes in one easy step. (They want to check off that chore chart as quickly as possible.) Just wipe and go.
And my OCD crazy side loves that these wipes kill 99.9% of germs that can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours. The wipes are very versatile and work great on floors, countertops and appliances.
Lena is a little crafter (a girl after my own heart), and I send her to the craft table with these wipes. The scrubby texture and thicker wipe can handle her tough messes of glitter and glue.
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