Hey Everyone! It’s Emily here. Today I’m sharing a tutorial for a chore chart and some tips for getting your kids to help out around the house. There are so many different ways to encourage helpful happy cleaners. But at our house we have chore magnets and my kids LOVE them. They seriously LOVE them. They are so excited each day to move their magnets from “TO DO” to “DONE” and I’m so happy that my house is staying clean. It’s kind of amazing.
So I just printed the chore chart templates. I made a few more colors for myself because I have a thousand kids.
Then I put them on my magnetic dry erase boards that I found in the Target dollar spot a few months ago.
I love this shop. I’ve now order multiple custom orders from Jennifer and she’s great. Shipping is always quick and the magnets are so cute and they hold up great. We’ve been using our chore magnets for almost 3 years now and we still have all of them- which is a miracle for my house. But I’m not surprised, the magnets are strong and hold so well to the magnet boards.
Oh and guess what’s even better? Jennifer offered all our followers 15% off their orders from her shop.What? Isn’t that awesome? The discount code is valid through the end of February.
I’m honestly going to go order some more magnets for my youngest. He’s only 8 months old, but he will need them eventually and I love them so much that I want to make sure I get some for his board. Ok, so use the code “laceyplacey15” on your order from her shop and you will not be disappointed. Check our her shop here.
And if you are looking for magnet boards to use, these from amazon would work great.
And I also designed a printable list of age appropriate chores. Find it here.
It may give you some ideas of which magnets to order for your kids.
I have a set of every day chore magnets that are always on the boards and then we have some that I add for the weekends when we “deep clean” our house or sometimes I add extra chores during the week. So we also have vacuum, dust, take out the trash, empty dishwasher and more. There are so many choices in Jennifer’s shop and I seriously want to buy them all.
Don’t be afraid to put your kids to work. They may surprise you with what they are able to do. I know I’m always impressed when my kids tackle a new chore. We are working on teaching my 8-year old how to do his own laundry. I am very excited about that prospect. And he’s going to learn how to mow the lawn this spring, so I’m going to be ordering that magnet soon.
So how do I get my kids to clean? We turn on some music and we make it fun. We have 1-minute dance parties and we laugh together. Also, when I clean with my kids, they clean much better. You really do have to teach kids how to clean. We are still working on it over here. Sometimes we have to re-clean a toilet more than once before it is done correctly.
But they are learning and that’s the important part.
Another tactic we have used is racing against the clock. I’ll set the timer and we will see if we can beat the clock and finish the chore before the timer goes off. My kids really love this!
I hope this helps with the cleaning struggle. We all go through it, but don’t give up!
Good luck and go order some chore magnets. They also make cleaning more fun. Kids love the magnets and they love feeling responsible.