Thursday, March 3, 2011

Chore Chart Chalkboard

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! 


Erika said...

Love it! Good job!

Michelle said...

You are such a teacher! hehe. I love it!! It turned out beautifully!

Jeanette said...

Nice! That is a great idea!
I use the pocket system for chores - each kid has two pockets mounted on the wall, one labeled "To Do" and the other labeled "Done". I drew pictures of all their chores on index cards and put their respective chores in the "To Do" pocket every morning. As they do their chores, they move them over to the "Done" pocket". When all chores are moved over, they get to pick a "privilege" such as reading a book or watching a short DVD or doing arts/crafts.
Love the chalkboard idea though!

sara's art house said...

I LOVE this!!! Good job!!