Customizable Chore Charts Perfect for Magnetic Boards
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’.
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.
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!
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″.
You can see exactly what Lauren thinks about the new customizable chore charts…
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:
- Visit PicMonkey.com and click on Edit.
- Open the file.
- Click on the text tool (Tt) and select the font Francois One.
- Type the name in the text box and then change the font size (I used 250) and position until it floats your boat.
- Save the chore chart as a new file.
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.
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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