Each year when my kids head back to school, our family’s schedule inevitably becomes much more hectic. With homework, sports practices, music lessons and church activities, our daily routine has to be a finely tuned machine to allow us to keep up with everything on our plate, and especially household chores. Over time, I have found that coming up with a chore chart system is a great way to help our family dynamic run as as smoothly as possible. Having each family member’s individual chores clearly outlined and defined in a chore chart is terrific for a couple of great reasons: expectations are clearly defined, thus reducing conflict, and children are provided a great sense of accomplishment when they get to mark a chore off of their list!
Today, I am going to share with you our family’s simple, yet incredibly effective magnetic chore chart for kids, which can easily be put together from start to finish in an hour or two.