Tuesday, August 14, 2012

My Great Big Magnetic Job Chart {using an oil pan}

 Have I ever mentioned that blogging is work? Well it takes time...and I have been spending my time in other ways. sorry readers.I have a lot of things I would love to post...but I am busy living my life...and that takes a lot of time.  ANYHOO I'm getting around to one of those posts....

... A few months ago I made this huge job chart for my kids. And ta-dah- it has actually been working! We hung an oil pan (make sure it is magnetic) from Walmart ($12) up in the laundry room. There are still a few little things I have to do -like glue magnets to some of my signs. I found jobs that fit our family online- I think I went to I heart organizing for most of them. It was so long ago- I can't remember. But thank you to all you wonderful people who make cute free printables for me to use in my home. I heart you. I made a few of my own signs, and magnets using the kids photos. The charts on the bottom are from I heart organizing- morning and evening routines. I just hand wrote the changes our family has- right on the chart. When school starts, I am going to use the bottom part for some kind of school work/homework area.
I added washi tape to make sections for jobs to do and jobs done. I have little reward cards that they get stickers for- usually for doing their jobs, and if they do something super nice I give them an extra sticker. The sticker cards turn into "prizes" or extra fun things- like getting a pizza for dinner one night, or a movie, or game night,etc. It has worked really well with my kids- something about great big charts that makes them want to do things and be happy about doing it...... I like charts too. They make me happy.

Thanks for reading!
I have seen tons of cool chore ideas on pinterest...follow me there.
 
{I shared this idea here- cause they asked me too- and they are super nice!}
 
 
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1 comment:

Camille Beckstrand said...

We love your job chart!! It's sooo cute! We would love to have you link up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party at sixsistersstuff.com. We are also hosting a Build Your Blog Conference in Salt Lake on Feb. 16, 2013. You can find a link on our blog or go to buildyourblogconference.com. We hope to hear from you. We love your blog! -The Six Sisters