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Simple Toddler Chore Chart

The chore chart.  It’s such an amazing concept.  We decide what chores we want our children to do.  They get to move fun magnets, flip pieces of paper, make check mark, or add a sticker.  To them it’s a fun activity, to you it’s one less thing off your to-do list.

Easy Toddler Chore Chart. Simple craft using magnets to help get your kids to help you clean.

I decided that this year I was going to try my own attempt at a chore chart.  One that is designed for the youngens.  My kids are 2 and 3 and love helping me around the house.  Hubby and I decided that we would keep things simple.  They only had to complete 2 out of the 4 tasks in order to earn a bed-time show.

Easy Toddler Chore Chart. Simple craft using magnets to help get your kids to help you clean.

So I set off to make my super cute, pin worthy chore chart.  I was inspired by the chore chart the J used last year.  It’s cute.  Involved very few supplies.  And was made in very little time.

I basically drew a chore that represented each chore onto a piece of paper.  If drawing isn’t your strong suit, you could easily find some cute clip art and print some pictures.

Easy Toddler Chore Chart. Simple craft using magnets to help get your kids to help you clean.

 Then I glued the piece of paper to an old refrigerator magnet.  Easy Toddler Chore Chart. Simple craft using magnets to help get your kids to help you clean.

I whipped these up, put them on the fridge, took my pictures for this post and waited for the kids to wake up and learn all about their new responsibilities.

Easy Toddler Chore Chart. Simple craft using magnets to help get your kids to help you clean.

Little Miss was very excited.  She quickly moved over “Brush Teeth” and “Breakfast dishes” into the Done section.

Easy Toddler Chore Chart. Simple craft using magnets to help get your kids to help you clean.

 Then she scurried to pick up all the toys in the house.  The pass out forks would have to wait until dinner time.  It was a success!

Easy Toddler Chore Chart. Simple craft using magnets to help get your kids to help you clean.

Then came Mr Monster.  He was also very excited about the new addition to the fridge.  But he was more excited about how he could so easily peal them apart…He still does his “chores”, but he could care less about moving a magnet.

Easy Toddler Chore Chart. Simple craft using magnets to help get your kids to help you clean.

The lesson of this story….Little ones will help you with chores whether or not there is a cute chart to go with it.  They just love helping.  To them they are not chores, they are times that they can be with mommy and daddy and feel appreciated.  And while Little Miss is still using her part of the chore chart (Mr Monster has had no interest since his original destruction).  She’s more excited about the idea of helping than the idea of moving a magnet.

Easy Toddler Chore Chart. Simple craft using magnets to help get your kids to help you clean.

Do you use chore charts?  How old were your kids when they first started?

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Michelle

Sunday 1st of May 2016

My daughters are turning 4 and 2 this year. It's time to start them on some chores. Your chores chart seems like a fun way to get them started and provide a reminder to them and myself!

Kate

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016

Yes. And when you add some items that are not normally considered "chores", it makes the actual "chores" seem more exciting.

Betsy

Saturday 23rd of January 2016

These are adorable! I love the way this gets young ones involved without having to be readers.

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Friday 29th of January 2016

Thanks! I love that I don't have to explain what they mean. They can just look and do.