Wednesday, February 17, 2010

easy magnet board job charts

I made this for my son a little while ago, and it works rather well. I have it hanging in the hallway just outside his bedroom, so it's the first thing he sees whenever he leaves his room. He has done a descent job at keeping up on his jobs by himself. I do have to remind him now and then, but having this visual has really helped him. The one chore he misses most days is picking up the downstairs family room. But he is getting better at that.

I bought the magnet board at Roberts Craft and found paper to mod podge around the frame. Then I made magnets from glass marbles/stones and coordinating paper. I bought the magnets is the craft department at Walmart. You simply trace the magnet onto the paper, cut it out and glue it to the magnet, then you glue the marble on top of that. They do take a couple of hours to dry, and you want to use a really good clear craft glue. For the different jobs he has listed on the side, I used paper mod podged onto chip board circles and glued them onto magnets. For the lines, I just used a sharpie and a ruler. Just figure out how many columns and rows you need and divide that by the length and width of the board you choose to use.

The little black dots mark which days he needs to do a specific job. Some are daily, others only one a week. He is responsible to keep up with the jobs and marking what he has done.

I have liked his job chart so much that I have already made one for my little girl. Her one and only job right now is to fall asleep without all the drama she goes through every night.

She watches her brother put magnets on his board and knows that it is a good thing. I just hope that it will mean something to her soon. Wayne and I could use the sleep!


Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Wow, you know I love me a good chart! :) Looks fantastic.

Marianne said...

I just realized you'd posted. Thanks for doing that! You know how much I love those charts! They're so cute and functional!