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


  1. 1
    Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking says:

    Brilliant! I will definitely be making this for my kiddos.

  2. 2
    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

  3. 3

    I love magnets! This gives me some great ideas.

  4. 4

    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

    • 5

      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!

  5. 6

    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!

    • 7

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

  6. 8

    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 :)

    • 9
      Stephanie says:

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

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