For a while now, I have been trying to come up with a creative way to use a chore chart- paper ones were always needing to be remade and the stickers would fall off, etc. I thought about a dry erase board, but the size I needed was like $20, plus the cost of the markers added another $10. So, I decided to make a chalkboard. I bought some thin panel board at Home Depot (were Elijah made a mess by throwing up on the floor) for $2.97 and had it cut so I got 2 large boards- about 36 inches across and then 4 smaller boards as well. The chalkboard paint was $8.00 and I have over half a can left for other projects:) I painted the board with 3 coats of paint and it works perfectly. Every day I can change the jobs and date and I keep track of how many days they have completed their jobs in the corner at the top. If they get 5 checks, they get an allowance so they can learn to save, give and spend.
I think it turned out great and is exactly what I had envisioned!