We had 4 kids in 4.5 years. The oldest just turned 7 and the youngest is 2.5 years. If I am not organized, our home is pure chaos. A couple of years ago I made a chore chart for the two oldest. It worked well and served its purpose. However, it was out dated and only had spots for 2 kids to do chores. I think even the littlest kids are capable of helping, so we start them off with simple tasks at a pretty young age. I needed a long term chore chart that could accommodate 4 kids and that could be changed as necessary. I spent a lot of time thinking and researching before I finally settled on a plan. Then I tweaked it to fit our needs.
Here is the Before:
Here is the After:
I used a magnetic dry erase board that we got from Costco. We actually got it for something else, but didn't need it anymore.
I bought this chore chart clipart. Since we don't have a color printer, I printed them in black and white and then colored them myself. I laminated them and then put magnet stickers on the back.
I bought these stickers to put on these magnets. Now each of my kids has their own color. We already do the color thing for dishes, utensils, and cups, so the kids know which color is theirs.
I also found these super cute day of the week magnets on clearance at Walmart and they fit perfectly.
Lastly, I drew lines on the dry-erase board. I thought about using vinyl and cutting strips to make the grid, but I didn't want to take the time. I may go back and do it later though.
And there you have it. An easy to follow Chore Chart for multiple kids to use at the same time.
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