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Job Chart

Martha Stewart Kids, Volume 8 2003

Tired of nagging your kids about chores -- and hearing the same excuses? A magnetic job chart keeps track of who has done what. The entire thing is designed on a computer, then printed on inkjet magnet sheets, which are thin and easy to cut.

Job Chart How-To
Design colored rectangles with the names of chores typed inside them. If you like, color-code magnets according to level of difficulty or frequency (every day, once a week, and so on). Kids' photos can be scanned in or downloaded from a digital camera. Assemble chore names and photos on one computer page, then print onto a magnet sheet; cut out. To make the chart, design a column for each child, with areas labeled "chores to do" and "chores completed." Print onto a magnetic sheet, and post it on the refrigerator, adding kids' photos and chore magnets.


Comments (11)

  • MSLO Moderator 28 Mar, 2013

    This project was originally published in the Summer 2003 issue of Martha Stewart Kids.
    There were no templates associated with the idea. We hope you'll use the inspiration
    provided to create a job chart personalized for your household!

  • zenith1 26 Oct, 2012

    This TOTD came around (again), without a template (again). Come on, Martha! It's great to recycle your ideas but if you request comments, make sure you heed them... requests for a template date back to August 2010. So, please: a template!

  • Sugarplum29 30 Apr, 2012

    a template would be fantastic - pretty please.....

  • Sugarplum29 30 Apr, 2012

    a template would be fantastic - pretty please.....

  • vodkalady 2 Apr, 2012

    would love templates as well.......

  • CrashTestMummy 4 Aug, 2011

    This is such a great idea that I've just 'crash tested' it in my latest post at We are now getting out the door in the morning much earlier. Thank you!

  • guenvere 11 Jun, 2011

    Where's the template???

  • cestmoi18 11 Jun, 2011

    Would love to have the template too!!

  • wingsgirl 1 Jan, 2011

    I would love to see a template or this

  • debbyfishy 9 Oct, 2010

    Ditto. I love your design and this great idea.

  • youcandoit 10 Aug, 2010

    great idea. could we have a template?