I give each of my children equal responsibilities to help me keep a clean house. My two youngest daughters need something visually fun to help motivate them to get their chores done. What better way than to create a fun DIY Kids chore chart!
I love a clean home but the kitchen is the most important part of the home in which I would like to always stay the cleanest. We are in our kitchen a lot!
We gather together, we eat, we cook, we complete our homeschool work, all in the kitchen. I’m a busy mom working and going to school full time so I need a little help from my kids with the chores. Our days can be quite a bit hectic and crazy. The kitchen is the first thing you see when you walk in the door!
I’ve seen chore charts in all different shapes and sizes. So I made a super cute & easy DIY Kids Chore Chart myself and I wanted to share with you how I made it:
Materials Needed for DIY Chore Chart
- Baking Pans
- Black Chalk Paint
- Small buttons
- Chalk Paint Marker
- Paint Brushes
Instructions on how to make cookie sheet chore charts
- First, you will need to paint the baking pans with the chalkboard paint and let it dry. I used a sponge paintbrush first and went back over it with a regular paintbrush. It does require a second coat so I would let it dry for at least 24 hours.
- Second, you will drill two holes in the top of the baking pans to secure the hanging for later.
- Third, you will need to write on the pins/buttons the various chores you have selected.
- After the paint has dried, secure the buttons on the board with magnets.
- Finally, using the chalk paint marker, draw two columns: “To Do” and “Done” with his or her name on the top.
That’s it! Super easy and they turned out super cute! What do you think?
How do you know what age is appropriate for chores? Don’t be afraid to give your kids household chores at an early age. Start with simple tasks that include a vacuum or mop.
My girls are now capable of sweeping, using a vacuum cleaner, cleaning counters and tables, loading and unloading the dishwasher, cleaning the microwave, organizing the food pantry, and finally hand washing pots & pans.
Before you know it, you will be teaching your kids how to clean bathrooms.
It is important that I teach my kids household chores. These are important life skills especially if they go off to college and live on their own.
Free Printable Chore Chart
Feel free to download this free printable chore chart for kids! List each child’s chore and the day of the week they need to complete it. Post this printable on the fridge for a daily reminder. This encourages kids to get involved in helping around the house.