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Make a Post-It Note Chore Chart (With Free Printables!)

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When the Post-it Brand contacted me to make a DIY project using their products, I immediately thought of a chore chart. It’s a project that I’ve been meaning to make and something that we really need around here.

post-it note printable chore chart system

With kids ranging from elementary school through high school, I needed something that could accommodate all ages of kids and work for our family.

And I love the new array of Post-it Brand products. There are new colors, Post-it Super Sticky Notes and even Post-it Pockets and Post-it Full Adhesive Rolls. So fun!! For this project I used the Post-it Pockets, New Post-it Note Colors, Post-it Super-Sticky Full Adhesive Notes and Post-it Full Adhesive Rolls.

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Here’s how I made the chore chart:

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So here’s the Post-it Note Chore Chart that I created with FREE printable templates and chore sheets!

I put it inside the door to our cleaning closet. It’s a central location on our main floor and close to the cleaning supplies the kids will need to do their chores.

making the post-it chore chart board

To make the board, I took a sheet of beadboard, miter cut four flat moldings to fit around the frame and glued the molding onto the beadboard. Then I spray painted the board and got to work.

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For kids that can’t read, their chore Post-it Notes show chore icons. All the kids need to do is mark off each day that they do each chore. (There are seven boxes underneath each picture.)

put the finished chore in the pocket chore chart system

At the end of the week, they fold the sticky side down and insert them into their Post-It Pocket.

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For older kids, I have included a Chore Template.

All you need to do is attach the Post-it Notes to the blank template, print off the Chore Template and then you can either hand-write in the chores on the Post-it Notes or you can print off the chores onto the same templates by running the paper through your printer again. In my system, my older kids can do their chores during the week. When they are done, they also fold the sticky edge down and put it in their Post-it Pocket. They can also browse the “Chores For Hire” jobs and do some of those during the week. At the end of the week, each child brings me the chores in their folder to show me what they have done during the week.

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I have also included a template for “Chores For Hire” — these are chores are examples of things that are one-time BIG chores.

I put a dollar amount at the bottom of each task and my kids can decide which tasks they want to complete for a little extra cash. I made these as examples, but these are pretty major projects — otherwise I’d think I am paying them too much! The extra tasks I have are at least three or more hours — like Big Projects.

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And now: here’s how to make the project with the free printables!

(Remember, if the printables seem too complex or time-consuming, you can do the same thing simply by using a marker on Post-it Notes. The kids might even enjoy writing their own chores or drawing their own pictures!)

And you can also use points as a reward instead of dollars. That way your kids can accumulate points which can equal a special prize or priveledge. And you can alter these printables if you have a copy of Adobe Illustrator.

Here’s a link to my post that walks you through How To Print on Post-it Notes.

First, you’ll definitely want a copy of the blank template. This shows you where to put your Post-it Notes so the other templates will print in the right place. Just put your Post-it Notes on the template — with the adhesive ends towards the top of the page –and load your Post-it-Note-covered page in the manual feed slot of your printer to print the next printables. I did a whole post on how to print Post-it Notes in your printer, so be sure to read that for additional help!

To download the template, just right click this link or the picture below and choose “Save As.” Then just print the PDF. You can print this as many times as you want to make your later printing easier.

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You’ll place your Post-it Notes on top of the squares on the preceding template … and then load it back in the printer and use this printable to make your own chore chart!

Just click the image below or the link underneath to download the printable.

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Right-click this link and choose “save as” to download the PDF for your personal use (only)!

Print whatever pages make sense for your family. It includes all six pages shown in the image above.

If it’s helpful, I’ve also provided a copy of the printable I used for our family!

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Right-click this link and choose “save as” to download the PDF for your personal use (only)!

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I will also soon be sharing a post on how to print off pictures from your Instagram account onto Post-it Notes!! I used the full-adhesive Post-it Notes for the Instagram Pictures. It’s a fun idea!!

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And you can keep up with Post-it Brand on Twitter (@postitproducts)Pinterest (@postitproducts) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/postit).

Have a great day!

xoxo

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This post was sponsored by Post-it® Brand … but the opinions and project are all mine! For more information, see my disclosures.

Comments

  1. I was wondering if you print these once a week? It seems like a quite a large amount of time.

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  2. Make a Post-It Note Chore Chart (With Free Printables!) — Tatertots and Jello

  3. Is there a way to edit these on the computer? I’d like to type in the chores for each room.

  4. This is a great idea! I will certainly have to find a place for something like this as our current chore chart is so boring. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Betty819 says:

    I’m not computer savy; so your template would do me no good plus I don’t have any small children that these chores would apply to. I like the post-it-notes that have lines on them and come in several colors:Hot pink, lime green, canary yellow. At present time, I’m using the sliding closet door as a bullentin board and taping things there that I want to accomplish here in the home office. With these post it notes that I have, they are self stick so that would be better. Guess I’ll have to resort to writing my “Chore notes for myself” on these ruled post-it-notes. They are bright and when that chore is completely, remove it from closet door.
    I am not good at printing so it’s going to have to be in my own handwriting. Maybe I can make a chore chart up for DH.. Maybe if it stays up there long enough, he’ll get tired of seeing it and actually do the chore! Like weeding out and reorganizing stuff in his desk, painting the inside of medicine cabinets.

  6. Oh my word Jen – this is brilliant! I’m going to pick up some post-its and printer ink today!!
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  7. Love this idea! The “extra” chores for hire is awesome too! Nice incentive to get extra help around the house. Thanks for sharing. Oh and your kids are darling :)
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  8. Great idea jen! We need fun ways to get them to do their chores. Thanks for the cute printables:-)
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  9. this is so smart, jen! you are so organized! i need to do something like this!

  10. Is there a way to modify or add to your check off boxes before printing? This is one of the best ideas I have seen for my kindergartener!

    • I’d love to know how to add things to boxes too! Love this idea, cause our chores often change! Thanks

  11. LOVE this!

  12. AMAZING Jen!! I love this so so so much!!
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  13. I Love Post-It’s and this note chore chart is a great idea, I have a small pantry and I would love to create something similar for the 2 doors of the pantry and keep things checked! :-) thanks for this fun and good idea Jen! :-)

  14. Love this!! I have been through so many chore charts. I love the concept of this one – seems like it would be easy for the kids to maintain – very clear. Thanks for sharing the templates!! Might have to try this next ;)
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  15. Really loving the board & those Post-It pockets are AWESOME!!! Then you had to point out the handy Sharpie – on how I love those. :) Fun project Jen!!!
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  16. hello,i enjoy your wonderful idea,so clever ,,,,,,, thanks for share

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