Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from the Mom it Forward Blogger Network & IKEA. All opinions ideas are 100% mine.
Last week I posted about Ikea’s First :59 Campaign and one of our morning problems. I shared how our mornings have been so crazy and chaotic. I wanted to find a way to motivate my kids to accomplish their morning tasks quickly so that we can have smooth mornings and make it to the bus on time!
With the help of some of Ikea’s awesome organizational items, I created a little nook in our mudroom! I call it our “Sanity Station.” The kids are already loving it.
I bought these Magnetic Boards for 4.99 each! They were the perfect size for the individual job charts!
I also chose this standard Notice Board (cork board) to add each child’s weekly schedule.
The main plan for the job/motivation charts was to split “to do” things up…some for the morning, some for the evening. I added a few more things than normal to the morning section. My kids are getting older and since we wake up early to get ready for school, getting more accomplished will help us simplify our evenings.
When the kids finish a task or two, they love moving their magnet from the “to do” section to “done.” I love crossing things off my to do list…and this is a great visual way for kids to see tasks accomplished! I LOVE these magnet boards. I love not having to search for pens, or deal with messy markers.
For positive reinforcement, we count up a point for each “done” magnet. We add these up through the week and each kids gets minutes for special activities, dates with mom/dad, or even extra minutes staying up late. They are really excited for the new charts!
You can grab those Ikea Magnet Boards and then download my blank job/motivation chart printables. Below you can download the boy version, or the girl version. (Personal Use Only Please)
Boy Chart Download:
Girl Chart Download:
You’ve asked for a list of chore ideas so we put together a list of age appropriate chores you can find here.
And if you want to make your own magnets, check out: