Magnetic Chore Chart

magnetic chore charts

This is how I get my kids to work around the house! Magnetic Chore Charts are the best! We have been using these chore charts for over a year now and my kids still enjoy using their magnets to show me what they have done!

Here is how I made them:

1. Buy a piece of 8×11 sheet metal (approx. $2) and cut it down to fit and 8×10 frame.

2. Cut vinyl stickers to label the chores my kids do daily. (You could use a sharpie marker and write the chores if you don’t have access to a vinyl machine.)

3. Get some magnets for each child that fit in the squares to show which chores they have completed.

And that is it!

magnetic chore chart 1

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in November 2009

Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. LuvnLife00 says

    IDK if those are your kids charts or not but I found it funny that they are named Leah and Ethan. Those are my oldest 2 childrens names. How neat is that. I love the chore chart and will be making these this week!
    Thanks Sarah

  2. Tia says

    Greetings, I’d planned on doing something very similar and also live in AZ. I went to Lowe’s today for sheet metal but it was too big AND was $19!!! outrageous. You mentioned you went to home depot for yours, did you cut the sheet yourself? If so how did you do it? I am using a large picture frame for mine. thank you

    • says

      Hi Tia-
      If you buy the big sheets of sheet metal, they do run about that much. Check the roofing section in home depot- they sell sheets of metal already cut down for a couple dollars. They have 5×7 and 8×11, so you’ll have to cut it just a bit more to fit an 8×10, but I think the 5×7 sheets are less than a dollar and the others are 2-3 dollars. Hope that helps!

  3. Megan says

    This is too cute! I was wondering if you used a Cricut or a Silhouette machine? I have a Cricut and I would love to find out which cartridges you used. Too cute! Can’t wait to make mine!

    • Stephanie says

      I actually have a Silhouette and an industrial vinyl cutter and this project was made with my vinyl cutter. Best of luck making yours! :)

  4. Brittany says

    These are beautiful! I’ve been looking for chore charts for my kids. These are perfect!! Do you know if a cricut machine can do the letters as well? My MIL just purchased one. Where did you get the frames? Thank you so much for posting :)

    • Stephanie says

      Yes, you can definitely use the Cricut! And I got the frames from Thanks for stopping by! :)