Tried of reminding your children to do their chores? Implement a creative rewards system with these free printable chore chart magnets for kids.
Prepping for the new school year has me analyzing our current household systems to see what is working well and what needs to be tweaked.
One thing I noticed towards the end of the last school year… chores were rarely done and electronics were played too often.
This year, we are implementing a new rule: No electronics during the week.
And, you can only have them on the weekends if you have been diligent to complete your chores during the week.
As you can imagine, this news was not received with eagerness among our children.
But my husband and I wanted to send a strong message.
Playing electronics is a privilege and not a necessity. Therefore, time on their devices will be used as a reward for good grades, character, and diligence.
Printable Chore Chart Magnets
As for communicating the chores they need to do each day, we are using a DIY magnetic chore chart.
Since I have a 1 1/2 inch circle punch, I printed the chores to fit but laminated each sheet for durability prior to cutting.
I love my laminator. I don’t use it as often as I did when my children were younger and I was creating tons of free educational printables, but I still warm it up occasionally.
They no longer make this exact model but have an updated version available at Amazon. (And be sure to check out these laminating sheets that I use. They are cheaper than the name brand and work just as well.)
The children already have white board bulletin boards on their backpack stations. So, it seemed like a smart place to create a DIY magnetic chore chart.
I grabbed my washi tape and created simple columns for “to do” and “done.”
A lot of creative people could probably make this really fancy. I just wanted it to get the job done.
To work for our family, I did create a few extra chore magnets like “station ready,” which means their backpack station has everything in its place for the next day.
I also used washi tape to divide the columns into AM and PM. All AM chores must be done before school while PM chores must be done before bedtime.
Some of our chores only need to be done once a week. For these items, I used a permanent marker to write a “1x” on the magnet.
When the children have completed their chores, they move the chore chart magnets from the “to do” side to the “done” side.
Get these printable chore chart magnets
Want a copy of my chore chart magnets?
Clip art from LemonadePixel.
Ideas for a Rewards System
Included with the free printable chore chart magnets are two versions of a “great job” magnet.
I have considered making an award ribbon with these to celebrate when the children have completed their chores to the best of their ability without grumbling and complaining.
Some other ideas for rewarding your children include:
- Rewards points system and home store at Idea Room
- Printable kids coupons at Wondermom Wannabe
- Mom bucks at Faith Filled Parenting
- Ticket reward and fine system at Penny Pinchin Mom
More chore chart printables
Not what you were looking for? Need a different kind of printable chore chart? Check out these links for other great printables: