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.




27 comments:

  1. I love this concept! I have my kids checking off a list right now, but I do think a clothespin version would be easier to maintain. Pinning and sharing! :)

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! It's been working great for us!

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  2. Very clever! This might work for my daughters (as long as their brothers don't steal the clothespins for fort-making!) We've used a variety of methods over the years. Each one has its pros and cons - the hardest part of any system is remembering to check their work:/

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  3. I agree, Abi! So far this has worked well but I think from time to time updates need to be made!

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  4. I love this idea! I found you through the Jenny Evolution :-)

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    1. Hi Janine! Thanks for stopping by from The Jenny Evolution!!

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  5. I love the idea of using clothes pins! So fun! I'm doing a regular check off chart for my boys right now, but it isn't going well and I have to remake the charts all the time. I love that this would easily allow me to reset it and switch up the chores. So much more tactile too with the clothes pins! Thanks for linking up!
    -S.L. Payne, uncommongrace.net

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    1. I hope this works for your boys! I smile every day when I notice that the clothespins have been moved and that my son is actually doing his chores!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it continues!

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  6. This really is an awesome and creative idea! I will save this for when my boys get older.
    Thank you for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks, Bismah! I hope it will work for you as well as it has for us!

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  7. Wow, such a simple idea! I've pinned this because I am most definitely going to use this when my daughter is a bit older.

    Thank you for sharing at the #SHINEBlogHop!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! It's been working out really well for us and I couldn't be happier about it!

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  8. Oh, I love this! Great job. (Go ahead and move your clothespin to the other side. Haha) Pinning now! (Stopping by from Teach Me Tuesday.)

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    1. lol, Aubrey! It truly has worked so great and it puts a smile on my face when I see the clothespins have been moved AND when he's really doing his chores!

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  9. Love this idea - it's so cute, loved and pinned #tuesdaytutorials

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  10. That's a great idea! I'd like to try something like this with my son :) Thanks for joining in with Tuesday Tutorials #pintorials

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  11. great idea! I used to call their chores: morning responsibilities - made them feel grown up. found you today on wynter's post when she linked on welcomeheart.

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  12. Very clever idea! Thanks for sharing at the Love to Learn Linky!

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  13. This is such a great idea! I too am slacking on enforcing a chore chart. I made one up and had it laminated, now I just have to keep up with it!

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    1. Katie,
      I hear ya, we are the same way over here. So far so good.....

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  14. I use a check off list for my kiddos but they might enjoy this a little better:) Thanks for sharing at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party!

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