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FREE Printable Chore Charts

These free printable chore charts for kids are available for download – in 10 different designs! 

FREE PRINTABLE CHORE CHARTS

Do your kids do chores? I find it hard to keep up with my four kids and their chores if we don’t have chore charts hanging up – at a glance, I can see who I should praise for doing a great job keeping up with their chore chart, and who tends to forget and needs a gentle reminder. 

Did you know that kids tend to jump on board with new things when they are involved in the prep? So the secret is this: Show your kids the design options we have available for download, and I’ll bet they’ll be excited to start the chore chart that THEY chose! Crazy, right? (Psst: it works for food, too….let your kids arrange vegetables nicely on a tray, and they’re likely to eat more of them than usual…..just a tip, from mom to mom.) 😉 

Printable chore charts make our mornings run smoother — I can do the things I need to do to get ready for the day, and the kids know their “to-do’s” are all there, written out. I don’t like “nagging” my kids — “Did you brush your teeth?” “Did you practice piano?” These printable chore charts will cut down on that ugly “mom-nagging” 😉 because the only job you’ll need to give your kids is this: “Make sure you’ve done everything on your chore chart!”  It makes for a nicer morning all the way around. 🙂 

Free Printable Chore Charts

MAKING YOUR PRINTABLE CHORE CHARTS LAST LONGER

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DIY Washi Tape Utensil Holder

DIY Washi Tape Utensil Holder

Happy Wednesday everyone! I’m so excited to share this little DIY washi tape utensil holder project I did recently 🙂

diy washi tape utensil holder

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Emily loves spending time in the kitchen, trying out new recipes, crocheting, drinking French press, styling her sisters’ hair, playing piano, eating or drinking anything with caramel, being an auntie to six adorable kiddos, walking with her schnoodle, and hanging out with her siblings.
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Easy DIY Chalkboard Chore Chart

Chalkboard chore chart

I don’t know about you, but I survive my busy life by implementing LISTS — I’ve got lists for everything! (I believe I inherited this trait from my mother ;-)) Maybe it’s because, in a way, I’m emptying my mental list onto paper, chalkboard, computer, etc. Then I can breathe a little easier, since relying solely on my memory these days is NOT the way to go…. Plus, the kids function a lot better with lists also – they know what they are supposed to be doing without me repeating myself over and over.

For the summer, I wanted to make a list of things to do daily – things that we don’t always have time for every day of the school year. I came up with this simple idea that has helped us reach our daily goal: a homemade chalkboard with a washi tape border, and clothespins that we move from one side to the other when we’ve completed something from the list. This has worked so well, and we’ll be using this through the school year with a new list of chores! It’s nice to be able to visualize your accomplishments, and it provides a lot of motivation!

DIY CHALKBOARD CHORE CHART

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DIY Colored Bobby Pins

diy colored bobby pins

Colored bobby pins are such a cute hair accessory! I love adding a little pop of color to my hairstyle 🙂

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Emily loves spending time in the kitchen, trying out new recipes, crocheting, drinking French press, styling her sisters’ hair, playing piano, eating or drinking anything with caramel, being an auntie to six adorable kiddos, walking with her schnoodle, and hanging out with her siblings.
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