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Thursday, August 2, 2012

{chore chart on a ring}

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My girls just turned six, and will be starting 1st grade in the fall.  It means that they will now be gone all day for the first time (sniff, sniff), which will be an adjustment for them, and for me, as we try to fit everything in during the day in less time.  

They love anything "cute", and love to carry everything around with them in their bags, and are always wanting "to-do" lists like mine, so I came up with a darling chore chart just perfect for them--a chore chart on a ring!  Because they're laminated, they can make a check, star, heart, or whatever design they want to on each page with a dry erase marker, and easily wipe it off for the next day.  I love that it's portable, and they can carry it around wherever they go!  It can also be hung on a hook on the fridge, magnet board, cork board, etc.  

I used AstroBrights papers for the chore chart, which I absolutely love because of the fun & bright colors--perfect for this project!  My girls are going to love it! There are 23 colors of AstroBrights papers, which adds up to a lot of possibilities for home, office, crafts, kids' activities, and school projects.  
This is a super easy project, and you can easily put it together in an afternoon. 


*computer & printer
*laminator (or you can take it somewhere to be laminated)
*book ring

Step 1:  Create desired text in Word, or similar program.  I did two to a page, so I would have plenty of room to make them as big as I wanted to. I also used a different font for each chore, which added a little flair!

Step 2:  Print!  

Step 3:  Cut to desired size--mine are 5 x 5.5 inches.

Step 4:  Laminate, then trim around edges. My laminator is one of the best purchases I've ever made! If you don't have one, you can either take it someplace like Staples or OfficeMax, or use the self-sealing lamination sheets.  

Step 5:  Punch a hole in the corner of each card, then slide them on a book ring. Add some ribbon and you're done! Easy peasy!

They already love them!  

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When does school start at your house? I'd love to hear about any ideas you have to get your kids excited about and ready for school!  
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Blogger Tracy - {CraftJunkieToo} said...

Super cute Kierste....I like the chart on a ring concept and know your girls will love them. :)

August 2, 2012 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger Brooke Waite said...

Oh, I love this idea so much.....making chore time fun is always difficult around here :)
Our kids have started back to school already and we had a back-to-school scavenger hunt to get them ready! You can read more here:

August 2, 2012 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Crafty Mischief said...

Great idea! I would love to be able to just hand my girls their "do list" and this makes it look fun too! Thanks for sharing!

August 3, 2012 at 1:15 AM  
Blogger Justina F. Lee said...

This is bad but your posts make me want to have a child so I can do this :-P

August 3, 2012 at 2:52 AM  
Blogger Danielle (HeadedForTheFuture) said...

What a fabulous idea! I love it and know my girls will too! Can you share what kind of laminator you have? I don't have one YET and would love a recomendation! Thanks!

August 7, 2012 at 10:28 PM  

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