Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Doorknob Chore Chart
My 8 year old has been asking for an allowance and I'll admit that my husband and I have been slacking on enforcing our son to do house chores. We have a chore chart or shall I say, chore tube for my 4 y/o and it has worked our perfectly for her. Not sure why we never really put together any kind of chore chart for my son but.....better late than never!
I came up with the idea of using a door knob chore chart after my daughter wanted an 'in' and 'out' sign for her bedroom door. After we made my daughters sign (post coming soon!) I immediately got started on the doorknob holder chore chart for my son.
I used 2 pieces of foam just because I wanted more thickness.
To make the doorknob hole I used one of my measuring cups and traced around it to make the circle and cut it out. I also trimmed about an inch of foam off of each side just so that it would lay better against the door.
One side of the chart says TO DO and the other side says DONE. I wrote the name of the chore on one side of a clothespin and on the other side I wrote, GOOD JOB! How it works is all of the clothespins are on the TO DO side, once a chore is complete the clothespin is turned over and moved to the DONE side. To make the chart more fun I added a few stickers for decoration!
We keep the chore chart hung on my son's bedroom door mainly because most of his chores are done either in his room or near his room with the exception of taking out the trash. So far this chore chart has worked great and each day my son completes his chore and moves his clothespin! If he completes all of his chores he receives an allowance every Friday.
I would love to hear about chore charts that have worked for your children. Please feel free to share in the comments section or on our facebook page.