About a year ago I was frustrated because I had been looking for some cute job charts for my kids, and could never find one that totally worked for me. I wanted it to be personalized, cute, and inexpensive. I ended up just making my own, because sometimes that just works out better! I shared the instructions and a digital template on my personal blog about a year ago, and nearly 1,000 downloads later it’s still going strong!! Hopefully it’s helped a lot of people. So now I am sharing the info on this blog.
Here’s what we did. I sat with my kids (Brandon was almost 5 at the time and Annie had just turned 2) and they helped me make a list of the main chores they need to do everyday. I thought that way they would have a say in what would go on the chart and perhaps be more willing to actually DO the jobs! They were both really excited about their very own charts. We still use them, although we don’t always check off every single day. I need to get better at that.
Then I made some personalized charts for each of them in Photoshop Elements–we took pictures of their own stuff–printed them 12×18 inches at Costco and laminated them. A dry erase marker attached with velcro works just great for checking off the squares each day. I love how they turned out!! You can click on the images to make them larger.