Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from the Mom it Forward Blogger Network & IKEA. All opinions ideas are 100% mine.

Ikea First :59 & Morning Motivation Solution

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!

I also wanted to be able to motivate my kids to get certain tasks accomplished in the morning so that our afternoons aren’t so crazy full!  I am excited about our new plan!
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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. sm job chart 4

I bought these Magnetic Boards for 4.99 each!  They were the perfect size for the individual job charts! ikea-ps--magnetic-board__0240287_PE379898_S4

I also chose this standard Notice Board (cork board) to add each child’s weekly schedule. vaggis-noticeboard__0240400_PE380053_S4

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. sm job chart 5

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. sm job chart 1

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!   sm job chart 2 sm job chart 3

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)

I have loved Ikea’s First :59.  What are some items that you have found at Ikea that help you organize and simplify your day?!  Leave a comment…we would love to hear!
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Boy Chart Download:

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Girl Chart Download:



  1. Great idea!! Could you please share what the chores are on the cork boards… Mon – Friday? Thanks!!!

  2. Could you share how you made the magnets? Great idea…..thanks for sharing!

  3. I am also wondering what is on the mon-fri board and if you have a printable for that? Thanks!

  4. do you have a printable for the mon-fri chores?

  5. Love this idea! As others have asked, could you please share the chores on the bulletin board? Thanks!

  6. Allison Prizer Says: October 22, 2014 at 9:32 am

    What Font did you use for the to do list?
    Thanks for sharing!!

  7. What did you use to hang your magnet boards on the wall? How did you put your routine sheets on the magnet boards? Where did you get your magnets? I’m looking to do something similar to this with my kids. Thanks!

  8. Thank you so much for sharing!
    I’m looking forward to try these with my kids!
    Could you share how you made the magnets and the font you used?

    Thanks again!

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  10. I am also interested in your mon-fri chore list. Do you have a printable for it and what kind of chore you use.

  11. I pinned this forever ago and I’m finally going to do it! 🙂

  12. Love this idea!! How do you make the magnets? Also is there printable for the Monday through Friday.

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  14. I would like to know where you got the beautiful magnets from?

  15. April Bundridge Says: March 24, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Anyone know of a place I could find a similar magnetic board? There is no Ikea in my state.

  16. Can you tell me where you got the magnets from please?

  17. Michelle Says: April 20, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    hi! I would LOVE to know what your chores listed are 🙂 so cute!!!

  18. Michelle Says: April 20, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    I also would love to know what the chores list includes. Thanks!!!

  19. I would love to know what you used for the magnets. Did you make them and if so how? Or did you buy them, and if so where? Thanks!

  20. I’d like to know how you did the name on the magnet boards and how you made the magnets! Thanks! So excited to do this!

  21. Alison Donahue Says: June 23, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    I too would love a printable for the name section of this. Thanks so much, it’s awesome!

  22. Nancy T. Says: July 3, 2015 at 7:01 am

    I loved it!! Thank you thank you!! I am going to do it today!!…Well I am going to IKEA tomorrow, since I had the trip planed anyway…But they can start with stickers today! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  23. I love this idea as a lot of others said i would love to see printable of the mon-fri chores, the font you used for the to do list and the name plates!!

    So excited to use this thank you!!

  24. Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea!!! I am very excited to get started with this idea in my household! I also have 2 boys and 2 girls and desperately need some better organization!! Thank you!!

  25. What did you use to glue/stick the chore list to the magnet board? thanks

  26. These are such a life saver, thank you for the printables–you just saved me so much time and I need every second I can get!!! Thanks for your dedication to things like this, moms like me appreciate it so much.

  27. Can you please share a download of the M-F chore chart from above? I love the complete look and am having trouble replicating! My kids will love this! Thanks so much!

    • The chore chart download is in the post. Once you click on the link it will bring it up in another window. In the top right hand corner you should see an option for download. The file may be zipped, or compressed so once downloaded you’ll need to right click and unzip if that’s the case.

  28. […] I got the idea for these magnet chore charts from Crafting Chicks but tweaked them to work better for our family. Weekends always vary from weekdays, and I found the […]

  29. […] printable chore chart is really popular […]

  30. Love this!!! EXatLy what i need!

  31. Hi

    Great charts!! Would really love to see the weekly charts. Any chance you could share them with us?


  32. Thank you for sharing this great idea and making it available to all of us. I downloaded the chart but is there a way that I can edit it through word rather then writing on it? Thank you in advance.

  33. Could you tell me where you go the magnets?

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  36. Wow amazing the best thing is that you can do it by yourself !

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  38. Hi, any chance of finding out where the magnets are from?
    I love this idea
    Many thanks

  39. […] Super duper clean and beautiful job or motivation charts and you make your own with blank […]

  40. […] Super duper clean and beautiful job or motivation charts and you make your own with blank […]

  41. What’s their weekly schedule? Like weekly chores?

  42. Jada Roberts Says: March 7, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Can’t get the girl chore chart to download. 🙁

  43. Tristen Ingraham Says: March 15, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Where can I get the template for the name tag you used? I’d like it to match the To Do list. Thanks!

  44. I read several comments is same question as mine but do not see where it is answered. Questions is… Can you share what is on the weekly M-F list on cork board?
    Thank you.

  45. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing I have got to try this out!!!

  46. can you tell me where you bought the little round magnets

  47. Jeanine Leary Says: May 12, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Where did you get the magnets at?

  48. […] Jamie at The Crafting Chicks uses inexpensive Ikea magnetic boards to create these colorful to-do lists for each of her children. […]

  49. Still no download for the M-F Chore Chart? I keep checking back just in case!

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