June 11, 2012

Doorknob Chore Charts


Quite awhile ago, I found this great idea for a chore chart on Pinterest. 

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It's "uploaded by user", so I can't give any credit for the idea.  If you know who it belongs to, please let me know!
**UPDATE!  I found this chore chart at this link, though I'm not 100 percent sure it is the original.  Check it out.**

Anyway, I knew I had to make these for my kids.  This summer, to start off our day right, I have given my two older kids "morning jobs" to do.  They are pretty simple, but it makes sure we start off the day with a {mostly}clean house.

I designed these doorknob hanger chore charts using a template from Microsoft Publisher.  They have tons of free online templates, which makes it easy to create all sorts of projects!


For the background and embellishments, I simply imported pictures from my digital scrapboking files.  I chose one digital paper for the background, then imported elements that coordinated.



I used a cute font for the names and "to do" area, but left the rest blank.  Then I printed them and broke out my handy-dandy laminator so they'd last awhile.


In the original idea, the creator wrote the jobs on clothespins.  I decided to use a dry erase marker instead so I can change the jobs as needed.  We use the clothespins to check off the jobs.  They simply switch them to the "done" side when finished.


My kids think these are awesome, and hurry to get their "jobs" done each morning.  I'm kind of loving it!


I'm linking this up to some of these parties.  Come join in!

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10 comments:

  1. Flipping brilliant! I am going to make one as soon as I find a free moment.

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    1. Thanks Angela! I'd love to see how yours turn out.

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  2. I seriously LOVE this idea!!! I pinned this & will have to give it a try.

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  3. AND you got to use your new laminator!

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  4. This is such a cool idea! Love that it teaches kids to be responsible for finishing tasks.

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  5. This is a great idea! I always to some type of chore charts for the summer. I think it helps if they have a little bit of structure. Thanks so much for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  6. Just found you guys through Thee Networking Blog Hop! I love this chore chart! Such a cute personalized idea! Following via GFC. Would love if you stopped by for a visit!

    http://jill-createcraftlove.blogspot.com

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  7. Do you have a link to the original post?

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  8. I found a link to the picture here: http://firstimemom.wordpress.com/2012/05/20/kids-chore-chart/

    I updated the post. Thanks!

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