Hello!

I feel like I just don’t stop nagging! By the time the kids are in bed, I feel like I’ve made a complete transformation to a shrieking shrewish Shrek.

“Put your dinner plates in the dishwasher”.

“Pick up your disgustingly dirty clothes and put them in the washing machine”

“Scrape up that mouldy apple from under your bed”

It just doesn’t seem to stop!

So I will be eternally grateful for genius mum, Kacey, who created this amazing and interactive chore chart.

She says:

“I refreshed the boys routine/chore charts. I originally found this idea on Pinterest and got everything from Kmart, $15 for all 4 charts.”

activity-board

She explains why this chart is so successful with her boys:

“This works so well for our boys as they can move each peg as they do each chore and visually see what else needs to be done.”

Brilliant Idea

Kasey posted her creation on the Kmart Mums facebook group and she was flooded with approving comments.

“Brilliant”, “Incredible”,  “Awesome”, the comments read.

One mum asked: “Have you written the tasks on the other side so that when they put the peg on the other side it shows it the right way up or they will peg it so it shows a blank side, or the written side upside down?”

Kasey answers: “I just have them upside down, I’m just happy they make it to the done side, although I hadn’t even thought of writing it on the back the other way as some clever mums have suggested, complete mum brain moment for me.”

Another asked: “Do the kids move each other’s pegs around to tease each other? We have used systems like this before and they wind each other up and move them around etc, or do you have a successful reward system?”

Kasey responded: “They don’t, well haven’t yet haha. We’ve been using this system on and off for nearly a year and it works well for us, they know everyone has to finish the morning jobs before screen time and again in the afternoon, the only thing that gets missed some times is the 10 minute tidy, but if I help them manage it, everything gets done and the house isn’t as chaotic.”

I’m now using a similar chart and my kids are actually enjoy doing their chores. There’s even a bit of a competitive spirit as to who can move all their pegs the quickest – love it!

Do you have a successful chore chart that you are using? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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  • Nice simple idea, might be effective for my 8 year old. Thanks for the idea. ????

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  • Talk about ingenious and simple-love the idea.

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  • What a fantastic idea. The fact that you make it yourself allows for the kids to be involved in the entire process. What a great idea to get them involved and the use of recycled materials is a bonus…..Good Job! all around.

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  • This is fab…. sigh… guess I’ll have to make a Kmart trip to do this on the weekend. So so so fantastic. So visual and physical I feel like this will be a huge success with my kids.

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  • Great idea, I haven’t done one for my daughter and my son is too young but good for the future

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  • I like the idea of this to keep me on track with all my tasks at home.

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  • I’ll be shopping tomorrow to makes this happen! It’s damn brilliant!

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  • We had a similar with boards and magnets. Problem is 2 of them cheat and transfer the magnets when they shouldn’t then hide in their bedrooms with books. The eldest one does the same with his laptop. We’ve had to confiscate it a few times……and remove books from bedrooms.

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  • With 3 kids being homeschooled at the moment and my hubby and I both working from home, I LOVE this idea so they and we can keep track on their work.

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  • I’ve tried lots of different charts, they usually work for a couple of weeks then the kids stop

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  • Good for the kids to track their chores!

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  • good idea and if it is producing the results you want then why change!

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  • I need one of these for myself. I start the day with a list of to do in my head each morning, but I tend to forget most of them

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  • Absolute brilliant idea. Will have to source goods on line during this social isolation period. My son is tactile and my daughter visual so will tick both their boxes

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  • This is a brilliant idea!

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