Chore Chart For Multiple Kids

Are you ready for this?…

This is going to be the LONGEST tutorial you’ve probably ever seen, but don’t fret…it’s going to be worth it!  An organized classy chore chart is headed your way.  Can you even guess what this chore chart for multiple kids is made out of??? Yep, 2×4′s … another 2×4 decor idea.  I LOVE how this turned out because I can leave it on my counter and it matches my home decor. Chore Chart For Multiple Kids

We’ve included a free pdf template for the chores too!  Chore Chart For Multiple Kids

It also has a subliminal message for my kids to read all week, “Chores are fun”…one day they will agree…

If you missed the ever exciting tutorial on how to use a miter saw you are in luck…I just posted it earlier today.  Check it out..it really is a fun read:)

Okay, on with the show:

Chore Chart for Multiple Kids

I cut with the miter saw 5 blocks of wood

4 of them were 3.5 x3.5 squares

1 of them was 8 inches long

Chore Chart For Multiple Kids I drilled one hole into the top of each of the 3.5 by 3.5 blocks.  Do you like my band-aids?  I was so glad this shot really brought out the 3 band-aids that I was lucky enough to be wearing during the making of this craft.  Anyway, I used a 7/8 bit (as shown in the picture…nice shot Missy) and started drilling.

Chore Chart For Multiple Kids I ended up sandwiching the block I was drilling in-between 2 others just so I didn’t end up with more band-aids.  A clamp would work well too!  Ya, I’ll tell you in a minute why I have so many band-aids…

Chore Chart For Multiple Kids Then I had to put a little shoulder into it because I hit a knot and I had to make it work.  Really…most of the time you don’t have to lean into it as much…I guess I’m a tad weak and needed a little oomph to get through that knot.

Chore Chart For Multiple Kids I finished the 3 holes in the three 3.5×3.5′s (there is a picture below).

The next hole I needed to make was a bigger one.  I used a longer 2×4 because a small piece would have just spun and no hole would have been created.  I was using a 2 inch bit for this one.

Chore Chart For Multiple Kids Here is an action shot.  Look at the wood shavings fly…O and do you like my slippers:)

Chore Chart For Multiple Kids My bit wasn’t long enough to go through width of the 2×4 so I used my drill bit and made a hole to go through the entire board so when I flipped it over I knew where to place the 2 inch bit.

Chore Chart For Multiple Kids I flipped the 2×4 over and am sticking the 2 inch bit into the hole I just drilled.  Giving me a guide to match up the bottom and the top.  Keep reading…it gets better.

My band-aid story:  I was making a sign for a friend and I was in a hurry and the drill bit wasn’t in the entire way.  It slipped and caused me to wear band-aids.    I wish I had some cool life saving story, but really it’s just me being in a hurry with a tool…I’m glad it wasn’t the miter saw:)  Tools are great, but you have to be careful.  O, I sound like my mother!  I’ve been working with power tools for over 3 years and I think this is the worst of the injuries.  I get hurt worse using knives in the kitchen…I will leave the cooking posts to Shelley!  Really just be careful and you’ll be okay!

Chore Chart For Multiple Kids AHHHHHH…it worked.  Honestly I didn’t know if it would work, but it did.   YEA!

Chore Chart For Multiple Kids I had to add this picture of my little guy.  And don’t worry I don’t let him out to play with the saws.  He had been sleeping (hence the bed head)but as soon as he was up, he wanted to see what was happening.  Look at his chipmunk cheeks…LOVE it!

Chore Chart For Multiple Kids Okay here is the top shot.

THREE  3.5×3.5 inch boards with a 7/8 inch drilled down a little over half way.

One 3.5×3.5with a 2 inch hole drilled through the center.

One 3.5×8 inch block under all of the above 4 blocks.

Chore Chart For Multiple Kids Mod podge the paper on.  I used an amazingly sophisticated tool to cut a hole into the paper so the Popsicle sticks could fit down into it…a Hannah Montana pencil.

I sanded the blocks and stained the edges.  For more exciting steps on perfect mod podging you can find it in our 10 steps to perfect mod podging.

Apply the vinyl (your kids’ names and chores are fun).  If you need vinyl or a vinyl lady check out our vinyl 101.

Chore Chart For Multiple Kids You can thank Missy for figuring out how to make a template for the Popsicle sticks (they are for the thicker ones, like tongue depressors).  There are 4 sheets and they are color coded.  Why color coded?  I was invited to go to a class a couple weeks ago on the topic of a ‘house of order’ by an amazing lady named Julie.  After her class, I felt pumped up about house cleaning, dejunking, and doing laundry (really…).

I always have felt chores were ‘another thing’ to do on my list of ‘to do’s’ that never were crossed off because there was always something else to clean.

She gave a whole new perspective on house cleaning.  She said she felt blessed when she did chores.  She was happy to do laundry because it was another way she showed love to her family.  She was happy to do it because she had a washer and dryer to make it easier.   We are hoping to get her to do a post for us (hint…hint).    I really have never heard someone so positive on cleaning and household chores.

Anyway, back to the color coding.  She divides her chores up into how long they take…how long they ‘should’ take:)  Then, when assigning chores, the kids get to choose 2 two minute chores, 2 five minute chores and so on until all the chores are divided up evenly.

So, we put it into an easy format for you just to print them off on colored paper and easily attach them to Popsicle sticks.

All the 15 minute chores are on one sheet and I printed them on cream paper

The 10 minute chores are Yellow

The 5 minute chores are Red

The 2 minute chores are Green

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR FREE PDF CHORE CHART TEMPLATE

Chore Chart For Multiple Kids

After I printed them out I mod podged them onto the Popsicle sticks. Chore Chart For Multiple Kids I sanded them down and then stained the edges.  Next time I need to wipe my table off before I take a picture.  The crumbs are from blueberry muffins during snack time!

Chore Chart For Multiple Kids The kids get to choose.  I will sometimes cover the chore name so they ‘blindly’ get their assignments.

Chore Chart For Multiple Kids

They get their own block, put their chores in it and get to work.  Some of you will notice Davis’ chores…he’s two and can’t wipe out the microwave, but I had to make him one so when he can he will be given the opportunity one day:)

Chore Chart For Multiple Kids When they are finished with their chore, the Popsicle stick goes back into home base!  It helps them keep track of what they’ve done and what they need to do.  Also, it’s helped me because I know what chores to check up on to make sure they’ve been completed.  I started making this as a gift for someone, but I liked it so much I decided to keep it!  Another cool thing…it was super cheap…’thrifty’ to make!

And one more shot of it because there are so many wonderful pictures in this post that I didn’t want you to forget what the final project looked like!

Chore Chart For Multiple Kids

Chore Chart For Multiple Kids


135 Comments
COMMENTS
  1. March 15th, 2010 at 7:51 am
    Pam @ Design Fanatic says:
    So cute and practical. I find it teenagers do the chores that I ask them to do when I give them a tangible list instead of just telling them what to do. Your idea would work great for all those "honey do" items too. Sometimes that list gets long, but one 5 or 10 minute chore a night seems much easier.
  2. March 15th, 2010 at 8:26 am
    Natalie says:
    I love this, especially the part about helping you remember what needs to be done. I am so making this! Thanks! Now just to make it for 4 kids.
  3. March 15th, 2010 at 9:05 am
    Missy says:
    Love it ! Wish I had those tools so I could [attempt] make it !
  4. March 15th, 2010 at 9:11 am
    Amy says:
    Another AMAZING idea! I am half way out to my garage to make this right now!!
  5. March 15th, 2010 at 9:23 am
    Gretchen says:
    Where can I buy this? There's no way I can make that but I love it!
    • March 18th, 2010 at 11:48 pm
      Alison says:
      :) I don't sell them, but thanks for asking...it made me smile!!!
  6. March 15th, 2010 at 9:43 am
    Tylynn says:
    Oh my this is a darling idea. I feel the same way about chores as you do and have gotten motivation to get things done and keep up with chores and not get far behind. This is such a fantastic idea and will be making one for our family! Thanks so much!
  7. March 15th, 2010 at 10:02 am
    Tasha says:
    This is fabulous!!! I LOVE it. Thanks for such a fun idea. I need to invest in more fun tools like you too!
  8. March 15th, 2010 at 10:11 am
    Michelle says:
    That is too cool!!! I have got to get out some 2 x 4!!!
  9. March 15th, 2010 at 10:17 am
    shelly says:
    I seriously was about to paint a chalkboard on my kitchen wall last night!!! (But it wasn't what I realllly wanted for a chore chart). Your's is perfect!!! Not right out there -in your face-board of torture...cute and how cool to use the sticks!!! I think I might color coordinate with my (3!) boy's names so that all can see what they've done and what they need to do!!!

    You're awesome---sorry about the booboos. ;)
  10. March 15th, 2010 at 10:41 am
    sadie says:
    These are great. We have a lot of 2x4 & 4x4 left over from building our fence...so I tried my first one yesterday. Turned out great plus Michaels is having a sale on their paper you can tear/sand this week 5 sheets for $1. I did the sucker holder for a cute gift to give to a friend for St. Patty's Day. I didn't have any vinyl so I mod podged some scrapbook sticker letters. thanks for your posts-- awesome!
    • March 18th, 2010 at 11:49 pm
      Alison says:
      Good idea...thanks for sharing!!!
  11. March 15th, 2010 at 11:09 am
    kimbo west says:
    So so so cute! My kids need any encouragment they can get...and I think they would totally love trying to get all their sticks! love it.
  12. March 15th, 2010 at 11:37 am
    Suzanne says:
    I love this idea. We have been looking for a new one. Guess I better get busy with a saw!!
  13. March 15th, 2010 at 11:52 am
    Christa says:
    Could you be more creative? I don't think so. This is beautiful and amazing!! You have so much talent I'm astonished!! Great, great idea! I'm way to intimidated be wood cutting but I may have to go ahead and make my own version of this. Great idea.
    • March 18th, 2010 at 11:50 pm
      Alison says:
      OOO these comments are making me smile!!!
  14. March 15th, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    kristi says:
    Love it - I can't wait to make one!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions
  15. March 15th, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    Ellen says:
    What a great way to hand out chores. I have four children and this is so much nicer then the traditional paper charts that clutter the house. Thank you for your beautiful inspiration!
  16. March 15th, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    Molly says:
    That is precious. I just made a chore chart of my own which I am pleased with, but I had a hard time coming up with chores! I know, I know, I probably do too much FOR my kids...thanks for the pdf with all the chores listed. That was a great help! (My kids may not be so thankful!)
  17. March 15th, 2010 at 4:49 pm
    Mari says:
    Wow! I was thinking of this very same idea with Popsicle sticks and jars...but this project turned out much better and now I don't have to work so hard on it! I plan to add a different color for those projects that are extra which allow the kids to earn some cash. Thank you!!!
  18. March 15th, 2010 at 5:40 pm
    Ellen says:
    sigh... i love this site. craftiness AND power tools?!! awesome.
  19. March 15th, 2010 at 7:56 pm
    Tina says:
    Uhhh can you just sell me one, for real? I love it!!
  20. March 15th, 2010 at 8:08 pm
    Jeannie says:
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!! So cute! Also, I NEED to find this Julie! My marriage may depend on it!
  21. March 15th, 2010 at 8:31 pm
    Rhonda says:
    This is fantastic - can you come over to my house to do all the woodwork?! Can't wait til my girls are old enough to try this...
  22. March 15th, 2010 at 8:32 pm
    Beckie says:
    You guys have mad skilllzzzzz with 2 x 4's. I stumbled you! Loves to you DAHlings!
  23. March 15th, 2010 at 9:13 pm
    prior says:
    LOVE! I could see this working as job helper charts for school, too. Lezlee
    • March 22nd, 2010 at 9:24 am
      Cynthia says:
      LOVE that idea!! What a perfect (and original) teacher's gift!!
  24. March 15th, 2010 at 9:41 pm
    Kally says:
    Everything you do brings me joy! My sister and I have already made a few of your cute crafts and I'm sure this one will go on the list! Last weekend we sanded like 5000 blocks to make your stuff! And now we'll have to sand more! Thanks for another darling wood craft! Keep them coming!
  25. March 15th, 2010 at 10:39 pm
    thatgirlblogs says:
    OK I have 5 kids, that thing will take up my whole counter, but I still want one!
  26. March 15th, 2010 at 10:41 pm
    thatgirlblogs says:
    On the chore chart template, you've spelled mopped with only one "p."
    • March 15th, 2010 at 11:00 pm
      Shelley says:
      There is no time for spelling with all of that wood flying everywhere! ;)
  27. March 16th, 2010 at 8:51 am
    Laura says:
    What a great idea - definitely on my to-do list! Can you tell me more about the house of order class? Sounds like I might need it too!
  28. March 16th, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    Rachel says:
    Oooh I love this! Thanks so much for the great idea, I'll be linking.
  29. March 16th, 2010 at 7:43 pm
    Jennifer says:
    Love, love, love... You guys are beyond talented! This is such an amazing idea!
  30. March 16th, 2010 at 7:58 pm
    Alexandria says:
    This is so cool! If I were a kid, this would make me want to do some chores, but maybe I'm a dork!
  31. March 16th, 2010 at 9:30 pm
    Alicia says:
    Wow, those are works of art! We do a very simple chore stick activity that I posted here: examiner.com/x-/x-23788-Mankato-Attachment-Parenting-Examiner~y2009m11d10-Chore-sticks-make-chores-fun-for-kids

    I mix in wacky chores and fun stuff, so the kids want to keep pulling chore sticks. It works pretty well for us. They keep asking to do more. :)
    • October 24th, 2011 at 10:47 am
      Julie says:
      i tried your link & it couldn't find it. ?
      • October 24th, 2011 at 10:51 am
        Julie says:
        oh here it is: http://www.examiner.com/attachment-parenting-in-mankato/chore-sticks-make-chores-fun-for-kids
  32. March 16th, 2010 at 9:51 pm
    Lana Austin says:
    Oooh....this is great! And for multiple kids....even better!!!!
    Wonderful! Hugs, Lana
  33. March 17th, 2010 at 8:23 am
    Jenny says:
    that is WAY cool :D
  34. March 17th, 2010 at 8:31 am
    Amy@ New Nostalgia says:
    This is so great.
    I'm not too good with a saw,(I'd end up with a bandaid on every finger) but, I may try to make your pretty sticks and use mason jars as the holder.
    (I have a thing for mason jars:))
  35. March 17th, 2010 at 9:03 am
    Scotti O. says:
    I linked this to my blog...hope that is ok! If not please let me know!

    Here it is!
    oxfordfam.blogspot.com/2010/03/wanna-make-it-wednesday-0317.html
  36. March 18th, 2010 at 2:11 pm
    Amy says:
    I forgot to add this advice - DRILL PRESS!! They really aren't that expensive and would make you work A LOT easier!! (and it's something your hubby would think cool to have in his garage!)
  37. March 19th, 2010 at 5:51 pm
    Amanda says:
    Everything you make is fabulous, and this is no exception.
  38. March 22nd, 2010 at 9:31 am
    Cynthia says:
    I'm DEFINITELY making this, and I already have several friends in mind to gift it to!

    One thing...with my kids they tend to think they ALWAYS get the same chores over and over and their siblings NEVER havce to do "that chore" so I'm going to have them put their initial on the back each time they complete their chore. That way they see everyone is doing ALL the chores equally. I'll obviously have to make the sticks again at some time, but I figure after awhile they'll need to be replaced or the chore changed anyway, right?
  39. March 22nd, 2010 at 9:28 pm
    Megan says:
    Someone PLEASE make these and sell them on ETSY. There is no way I'm going to make it, but love love it!
  40. April 8th, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    kathy says:
    love this...what font did you use, i want to do this with my kid's names...
    • April 8th, 2010 at 10:18 pm
      Alison says:
      It's called: pea laura
      :)
  41. April 8th, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    Emilie Daly says:
    Hello!

    So, I am trying to customize the chores to fit my families needs and I was wondering what font you used......that way I don't have to go through and change EVERYTHING!

    Thanks!
    • April 8th, 2010 at 10:18 pm
      Alison says:
      Pea Laura:)
  42. April 27th, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    Jaime says:
    I lovvvveee this! what a great way to stay on track and organized.
  43. May 3rd, 2010 at 8:02 pm
    Cindy@SimplyServe says:
    I love this - it looks so professional, fun and is useful to you and the kids.
    Also love the slippers...that is so 'me'. Drilling/sawing in slippers...too funny.
    Cindy
  44. May 10th, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    Amy says:
    THANK YOU!!! I needed something JUST like this! Bought the stuff today. One question- What font are you using for the popsicle page?
    I am sooooo happy I found this site. Will definitely be sharing it with all my friends. AND won't my husband think I'm sexy with my safety glasses and drill in hand? Taking crafting to a whole new level in this house!
    Cheers!
    • May 10th, 2010 at 1:56 pm
      Alison says:
      :) I used peas bonnie font
    • May 11th, 2010 at 9:39 am
      Amy says:
      making this right now and LOVE it! posted a pic on facebook... precious idea. Thanks again!
  45. May 22nd, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    Julie says:
    What font did you use for this AMAZINGLY cute idea??
  46. June 3rd, 2010 at 2:55 am
    Felicity says:
    Thank you SO much for this inspirational idea. I've posted it with a link to your blog on my site today and am off to start the project for myself. I really hope that you can encourage, bribe, wrangle the 'fun chore' lady as a guest blogger she sounds like she has a lot to offer. x
    .-= Felicity´s last blog ..Serendipity shared is serendipity doubled =-.
  47. June 4th, 2010 at 11:19 am
    Kelly says:
    I love this idea! Do you have a template that is blank so we can fill in our own chores?
    • August 10th, 2010 at 8:45 pm
      Amy says:
      I second that request--if it isn't too hard. I love most of your ideas, but there are a few I'd like to change for our family.
  48. June 15th, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    amber:) says:
    I am having so much fun with this project! I never knew how much fun power tools could be- I always thought that was men stuff. So I have a silly question: do you sand your blocks before or after you mod podge the paper on?
    Thanks for you help- I heart your blog! Keep the 2x4 ideas coming, my mom gave me an entire box full of 2x4 scraps she didn't need anymore. Lots of possibilities!
    • June 15th, 2010 at 8:44 pm
      Alison says:
      Thanks for the kind comments! YAY for power tools...I am so excited for you. We want to see your creations though:) I sand them down after. I like easy projects.
  49. June 24th, 2010 at 7:30 am
    lauren says:
    This idea is amazing! So much better than a traditional chore chart. I live with my boyfriend and his friend, neither of which truely "help" with anything. I get the, "Oh, don't do the dishes, I'll do them in the morning" line, day after day. Needless to say, they just pile up until I decide I am tired of waiting, lol. I know this is sort of mom-ish of me, but it's better than wanting to rip my hair out every day. So, I thank you!!
  50. June 25th, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    clarissa says:
    what do you give them if they do all there chores
    • June 27th, 2010 at 8:14 am
      Alison says:
      Give them a big hug and kiss!
  51. June 28th, 2010 at 8:15 pm
    Maria says:
    GREAT project!!! What a fun way to really get people involved! Plus it looks GREAT sitting out too.
    .-= Maria´s last blog ..There really isnt anything wrong with me- =-.
  52. July 15th, 2010 at 11:48 am
    Clorissa says:
    Wow! I love it!!!! You are very talented....thanks for sharing! I hope to make this soon.

    And your son is ADORABLE! :)


    Clorissa
  53. August 8th, 2010 at 9:17 pm
    Angie says:
    Can you explain to me how to do the chore template?

    Thank you.
    • August 10th, 2010 at 7:07 am
      Alison says:
      Just print it off. Cut around the Popsicle stick outlines and then glue those on to your Popsicle stick:)
  54. September 2nd, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    Kermit says:
    I'm not a crafter, but my friend came up with, and we executed, a slightly different spin on your great idea:

    http://www.themuppetfamily.com/2010/09/02/day-233-organized-crafting/

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    • October 24th, 2011 at 10:55 am
      Julie says:
      this link isn't working either. :(
  55. September 20th, 2010 at 5:24 pm
    Lisa Jackson says:
    That looks cool but way too hard!
  56. October 2nd, 2010 at 6:21 am
    Andromeda Jazmon says:
    I love this idea! But I don't have the tools or wood and it's Sat. morning and I am inspired. I think I'll try making it out of plastic cups & popsicle sticks and let the kids decorate them with markers. Maybe hot glue the cups onto some type of platform so they don't get knocked over... Love the idea of sorting chores by the time they take. Makes it a challenging game, right? Great fun!
    .-= Andromeda Jazmon´s last blog ..Autumn Psalm =-.
  57. October 5th, 2010 at 1:11 am
    Karen says:
    You should consider making these and selling them. I would totally buy it from you and know many others that would too. If you ever decide to do that let me know.
  58. October 10th, 2010 at 9:01 pm
    Aliessa says:
    Aaaaah!! So, so, so cute!! I wonder if it being so cute will encourage my children to do their chores?:) Thanks so much for this post it is a fantastic idea - I will definitely be making my own!
    .-= Aliessa´s last blog ..Teacher Gift Class =-.
  59. October 14th, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    Mom and Pop says:
    I love this idea!! Totally going to make this ASAP!
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    .-= Mom and Pop´s last blog ..Eight is Enough =-.
  60. October 28th, 2010 at 8:27 pm
    Jen says:
    I LOVE this idea and am planning on doing it in the morning! My one question: did you glue down your 3.5 blocks to the base board? It looks like it's a no on the ones with the names, but what about the flat one? Thanks for the great idea!
    • October 29th, 2010 at 6:28 am
      Alison says:
      Nope I didn't. I give them the block with the sticks in it and they walk around the house with it so they can stay focused. They have to return it when they are finished...that way I know they are really done.
      • November 1st, 2010 at 5:10 pm
        J says:
        Can the jobs on the template be changed? I have other jobs and some aren't on there or I dont need those. how do I change it, it wont let me delete what is there to create my own words.
  61. November 10th, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    Emily Caraballo says:
    Love this, so cute! Can I share with SonicScrubbers facebook fans?
    • November 10th, 2010 at 1:18 pm
      Shelley says:
      of course! Thanks.
  62. November 24th, 2010 at 3:05 am
    ryobi says:
    That is simply marvelous.You look like a professional chore chart maker.You should think about making it a career means as a business.You have got the potential.
  63. December 18th, 2010 at 7:50 am
    Ron J says:
    If you have an iPad, there is an App that can help with organizing kids and their chores. Also has a checkbook window that gives them some accounting training! http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ichores/id398902259?mt=8 iChores
  64. December 18th, 2010 at 7:50 am
    Ron J says:
    If you have an iPad, there is an App that can help with organizing kids and their chores. Also has a checkbook window that gives them some accounting training! http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ichores/id398902259?mt=8 iChores
  65. February 8th, 2011 at 9:50 am
    Maria-Isabel says:
    LOVE this idea! What a great idea.
  66. February 23rd, 2011 at 11:36 am
    Kit says:
    This is great. We recently started using the Nurtured Heart Approach with our parenting so instead of color coding the time for each chore, I will color code the corresponding reward for each chore then whomever chooses to do it will get that many credits at the end of the day! Thanks!!!
  67. May 28th, 2011 at 10:09 am
    Alison Ward says:
    Thanks so much for this great tutorial! With permission from Alison, I will be selling finished block sets of this chart in my Etsy shop, www.allysatticcrafts.etsy.com Colors, names, and jobs can be customized. Head on over if you'd like one! 30$ finished. Thanks HowDoesShe!
    • August 9th, 2011 at 9:42 pm
      Trisha says:
      What about unfinished? How much would it be just for the wood, I can podge it myself.
  68. June 15th, 2011 at 12:45 pm
    MaryAnn says:
    Hi there! On the pdf template, I didn't see the 2-minutes chores. Could you post them for me? Thanx!
    • June 15th, 2011 at 4:51 pm
      Alison says:
      Check again. They should be there:) If not there is a blank page and they were designed for filling in the blanks:)
  69. June 21st, 2011 at 4:53 pm
    Andrea says:
    Ok.. so I totally wanna do this... I'm not crafty and don't have a Michael's to wander thru... we have a Hobby Lobby, so that will have to do, but what kind of paper is it? is it scrap booking paper? OR???
  70. August 3rd, 2011 at 2:38 am
    Amy says:
    This is so cute! I hate the paper charts that hang on the refrigerator, this works great and is decorative too! Love it! Cant wait to make it and show it off to my friends they will be so jealous!
  71. September 29th, 2011 at 1:06 am
    Spelling Nazi says:
    You spelled Mopped wrong. Moped is a motorized scooter.
    • September 29th, 2011 at 8:41 am
      Shelley says:
      ha ha. thanks. ;)
  72. October 2nd, 2011 at 5:37 pm
    Lisa says:
    For those who want to make this but not do the hard core carpentry - buy a set of wooden pencil holders or chipboard boxes, and screw them to a wooden base. Hey presto!
    • October 2nd, 2011 at 9:17 pm
      Shelley says:
      Brilliant!!
  73. October 8th, 2011 at 1:34 am
    Georgia Hall says:
    I love your website and your weekly newsletter. I get a lot of inspiration from you guys. I put a link to your blog on my blog and a picture of the 2x4 chore chart. Thanks for all the great ideas and for being willing to share them.
  74. October 31st, 2011 at 10:56 am
    Amy says:
    I am wondering if the vinyl you talk about is able to be printed in an inkjet printer?
    • November 3rd, 2011 at 11:30 am
      Shelley says:
      No. The Vinyl we use is either from a personal craft cutting machine (silhouette, cricuit, etc) or you can buy it pre-cut directly from a vinyl supplier. :) Hope that helps.
  75. December 10th, 2011 at 11:34 am
    LauraLee says:
    My children are too young to read the popcycle sticks... Any ideas on what I could do instead??
  76. December 28th, 2011 at 7:12 pm
    Laura says:
    I have to tell you, that I have not made this project, yet…but my kids went wild for the chores laid out like this…I just cut the strips of paper from the template and they went to town… cleaning for 4 hours, no joke, without being nagged…actually the only fighting going on was when two of them wanted to clean the toilets…WTH…SO I went to work making the blocks…need to hit the craft store for more paper, nothing I have will work.
  77. January 2nd, 2012 at 2:16 pm
    Stephanie says:
    This is such a great, and super cute idea!!!
  78. March 4th, 2012 at 11:46 am
    Brittany says:
    I love this! First baby on the way so I think when I need something creative to do on maternity leave, I'll do this! (After the baby's born, of course.) And there's absolutely no reason that mom and dad can't be put on there with the kids as well. Then the kids will know that you have your share of chores too!
  79. March 30th, 2012 at 7:23 am
    Jessica says:
    how do you get the edges of the wood to look like that. i cant wait to make this. thank you so much
    • April 4th, 2012 at 5:39 am
      Alison says:
      I just used a bit of stain:)
  80. April 17th, 2012 at 4:10 pm
    Shawna says:
    I love this idea!! Hopefully, my tweens will too. Thanks for sharing! <3
  81. April 26th, 2012 at 7:10 am
    Mary @ A Productive Endeavor says:
    I'm not into woodworking but I love how this looks and think I could do it with boxes or something! Thanks for sharing! So pretty!!
  82. June 8th, 2012 at 1:14 pm
    Bonnie says:
    Any way to make the templates so they could be edited? Just to add own personal chores (also change spelling of mopped)?
  83. July 27th, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    andra says:
    hi there... do you have a list of chores you could send me? I LOVE LOVE this idea... I have a hard time finding chores that are age appropriate. The chores I could see looked awesome!!
    Thanks so much!
  84. September 22nd, 2012 at 6:40 am
    Beth says:
    I just came across this last week and with some improvising made one similar. I hope it works to keep me and the kids organized when it comes to chores!
  85. October 3rd, 2012 at 1:52 pm
    Brittany says:
    I love this idea and that chores get switched up a little - this could be a good thing for my ADHD'er. Hmmm. I'll have to think about that one! I'm wondering for all the ladies out there that don't have the tools or time to do this (like me)if there is a local craft shop that might have blocks of wood already cut. Or even some wood candle holders (minus the candle) which would have a whole cut in it already? The popsicle sticks seem manageable. :) Just found this site and am excited about it! Thanks!!
  86. January 20th, 2013 at 5:07 am
    Angia says:
    This is by far the cuties chore chart idea I have seen. I will not be making my chore chart from scratch, however I will find a few small boxes I can paint myself and glue together. I will however, make the color coded popcicle sticks. Thank you so very much for this brilliant idea. I am excited about assigning chores to my three children now. I appreciate this more than you know.

    Angia from Van Buren Twp, MI
  87. March 12th, 2013 at 11:35 am
    Brit says:
    I LOVE THIS!!!! I'm going to make it! What was the name of the paper you used, it's my favorite!!!!
  88. September 3rd, 2013 at 6:16 am
    Angela @ Honey, I Shrunk the Mom says:
    Well, isn't that clever! I would love to hear more about this "feeling blessed when doing chores'. A positive outlook towards housework certainly sounds like a great idea. But I'm going to need some motivation. ;)
  89. September 30th, 2013 at 3:30 pm
    Megan says:
    I found your site through pinterest, and acutally came for another post, but love EVERYTHING. I had to comment, not just because I love your ideas, but also because WE have a son named Davis! I thought we were the only ones out there. :) Great name!!
  90. January 12th, 2014 at 10:16 pm
    Julie V says:
    This is so darling! One thing I really don't like about the chore chart thing is that I don't like the look of it hanging around! This is something that would be nice to have out:).
  91. March 13th, 2014 at 9:35 am
    Sharon says:
    I'm so excited to have found your blog! Your printables are *adorable*! I'm really excited about the summer reading ones. I don't have kids yet, but I LOVE planning for them!
  92. March 18th, 2014 at 2:26 pm
    JoAnna M says:
    Thank you for this wonderful Inspiration!! I have four kids and have been wanting to do something like this!! But have been hesitant, seeing close to what I had in mind in my head on the screen I gave a sequel of delight!! I am totally doing this!! :D good Job MAMA :D
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