I made a chore chart for Abby today. Joshua has had one for awhile and it was time to start keeping little miss Abby accountable. At the end of the day, if they have completed all of their chores, they get a ticket to the "Mommy Store." The Mommy Store is a little box filled with $1 or less items. I need to buy some girly things to add to it but right now, it has Hot Wheels, coloring books, crayons, etc. They need two tickets to buy one item. The last "chore" isn't really a chore, more of a daily reminder to be as good of helpers as they can. I will put a new chore over it when I need to add another one.
Anyhow, this is super easy. I used a 10x10 piece of thin cardboard and glued some paper to it. I cut 1 1/2 inch squares out of the same material. I used my OLD sewing machine to slowly and carefully sew the velcro on to the squares and the chart. (Trust me, go slowly or you will break a needle. Oh, don't use the same needle on fabric after you use it on paper.) You can also stitch them on by hand like I did with Joshua's last year. But this was easier and faster for me. (I was obviously too lazy to stop between velcro pieces which is why you can see all the zig zags. Oh well. If I wanted it perfect, I would have had to wait to do it until late at night instead of with a 2 year old or 6 month old on my lap.) Then I think the rest is pretty self explanatory...glue more paper, add some letters and a ribbon to hang it...ta-da!
~We have boxes for most of their toys so they toss each different type of toy into the correct box. Sometimes they get all mixed up. But as long as they get picked up, I am happy. :) I used to have just one box on Joshua's chart for picking up toys but I found I need it on there twice so we don't have such a big mess at the end of the day.