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Customizable Chore Charts Perfect for Magnetic Boards

2015 August 27
by Emily Hill

Before you get to thinking I’m super organized, these customizable chore charts were for the summer…and I didn’t put them up until mid July. School has been in session over a week now and I have yet to update them. It will probably be Halloween before I get around to it. Just sayin’.

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Customizable Chore Charts Perfect for Magnetic Boards

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I got the idea for these magnet chore charts from Crafting Chicks but tweaked them to work better for our family. Weekends always vary from weekdays, and I found the individual IKEA magnet boards to be larger and heavier than I wanted. The single oversized IKEA Spontan magnetic board fit all four chore charts once I resized them, and the dimensions were a perfect fit for the wall next to the kitchen area. Plus the extra space beneath the charts leaves room for notes and reminders from Mom.

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Free printable magnet chore chart
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While my oldest two aren’t fans of the chore charts—or that they’re visible to friends—they do use them. The possibility of losing their cell phone privileges keeps ’em on task.

I changed the colors to yellow and gray so the charts were gender neutral, and then I scoured Etsy for super cute magnets because we all know I’d be hard pressed to craft my own. I found the most adorable button magnets from Cutebutton and ordered a set for each child. I think they’re my most favorite part of the chore charts. I mean, just look at those hedgehogs!

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FREE printable magnet chore chart
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Here’s a closeup of each one so you can see just how cute those magnets are (and the kinds of jobs my kids were supposed to do this summer). You’ll notice the 1″ magnets are a bit large. I don’t mind them staggered when vertical, but if it bothers you, make sure you choose magnets smaller than 1″.

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Free printable magnet chore chart

Free printable magnet chore chart

Free printable magnet chore chart

Free printable magnet chore chart
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You can see exactly what Lauren thinks about the new customizable chore charts…

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Free printable magnet chore chart
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Here’s to hoping they’ll get into the habit of using the updated ones because contrary to popular (i.e., my kids’) belief, I don’t enjoy nagging.

If you want to use these printable chore charts, I have a couple options. And of course you don’t have to use them with magnetic boards; you could laminate them and use dry erase markers instead!

The first download is the chore chart in its original 8 1/2 x 11-inch size. It doesn’t have room for a name, but you could easily design a cute name tag to place at the top. And this larger size is great for individual magnetic boards.

If you’d like to place multiple charts on a magnetic board like the one I picked up from IKEA, you’ll want to download the 7 x 9-inch size. It will print on an 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper but I’ve added trim lines so you can cut it to size. You can hand write a name at the top or use a free tool like PicMonkey (my favorite) to add it. If you use PicMonkey, here’s the easiest way to add a name after downloading the file:

  1. Visit PicMonkey.com and click on Edit.
  2. Open the file.
  3. Click on the text tool (Tt) and select the font Francois One.
  4. Type the name in the text box and then change the font size (I used 250) and position until it floats your boat.
  5. Save the chore chart as a new file.

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You can easily create multiple charts by editing the text box and saving each chart as a new file. You can even use the font tool to write specific jobs on the chart if you’d rather not write them by hand. I seem to always change what my kids need to do, so I went the easier route.

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Customizable Chore Charts Perfect for Magnetic Boards
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I’m all easy button like that.

To download the customizable chore charts, click on the image(s) and save the file(s) to your desktop. But before you do, please read the following:

  • ITRML printables are for personal use only.
  • If you decide to re-post or use the image on your blog or website, you MUST cite the source and include a link to this post.
  • Personalization and other customizations are not available; printables are offered “as-is.”

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Job Chart Template 8.5 x 11
8 1/2 x 11-inch printable

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Job Chart Template 7 x 9
7 x 9-inch printable (with trim marks)

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10 Responses Post a comment
  1. August 27, 2015

    I love this because I just printed these off last week! We seriously should be neighbors.
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Well, DUH. We seriously should but you went and moved somewhere far away from Sandy.
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  2. August 29, 2015

    In the interest of full disclosure, I might have done that to Lauren chart.

    What happened was…

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Actually, she did it but I wouldn’t be surprised if you helped with the disorganization a bit. ;)
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  3. Elissa Veldhuis permalink
    August 16, 2016

    I think I’m missing something, I cannot seem to find where to click to download this printable.
    Thanks in advance for the help AND for the link to the Ikea magnet board!
    I cannot wait to get this going!

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    No worries! You click on the image you want to print (either the smaller or larger size) and it should open to a PDF you can save to your desktop. The images are just before the “post script” at the end of the post. Let me know if you need more help!
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  4. Chloe Foster permalink
    April 11, 2017

    Hi, I wondered if you could change the colour from yello to pink if possible on the template?

    Thankyou

    Chloe

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    I’m sorry. All printables on my site are as is. But you could always try using a free editing site like PicMonkey.com to change the colors. :)

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  5. Wendy L Weinberger permalink
    September 17, 2017

    I love these but when I click on them, they are just a .jpg not a pdf. Please advise if Im missing something. Thanks so much! Wendy

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    They are a JPEG so you can import them into an editing program like PicMonkey and easily change them. PDF files are often trickier to edit.

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