Hi, it’s Sharon from Lemon Squeezy!
Now that summer is here, I’ve decided that it is time to organize my kids’ chores. I was inspired to make this chore chart printable after seeing some fancy ones online. For those ones you had to buy and cut sheet metal, make semi-complicated magnets, buy a frame, and also find a place to hang the frames. So, I thought of a much simpler solution (and you only have to buy one inexpensive thing), and I made THIS free download that you can use on your fridge, or any other magnetic surface. As you can see from the pictures above and below, on this chore chart there is a place for your child’s name on the top of the paper. Below that are two columns marked “to do” and “done.” You need to purchase a pack of magnetic vent covers from a place like Home Depot (I bought these) for a few dollars, and cut it up with scissors into squares. Then take a sharpie and write or draw (or both) the responsibilities your kids need to do each day. Then of course, once they complete the task, they move it over to the right column. My three year old loves completing this, and jumps up and down as he gets to move a chore from the left column to the right. (He also loves that he gets to play Temple Run and Angry Birds for 15 minutes after his chart is complete.)
I love the flexibility of this chart, and the ability to have additional magnets for chores to add just on a particular day (like my daughter has to clean her room each Saturday, etc). I keep the extra magnets on the top of the fridge. Download the chart HERE. Enjoy!