Wowzers, it is almost back-to-school already! I am hoping your summer was as fun as ours: camp, fire pits, days at the lake, learning to swim(!), ice cream, and relaxation. But since school is bout to be in full swing, let’s prepare ourselves for the craziness that will be school mornings. Shall we? Between draggin myself out of bed and getting a nutritious breakfast on the table I will also have to help a little someone get ready too. I have found that morning chore charts help everyone to get out the door with out making mommy want to tear her hair out. Last year I whipped up a handy-dandy little Morning To Do Chart in no time at all with the help of washi tape.
I used all of my favorite washi tapes from my stash and I think it took me about 3 minutes… You COULD make this the morning of the first day of school and still make it on time, it’s that easy! I simply wrote the items that consist of my daughters morning routine on a piece of tape and stuck it on the fridge. If you put something out of order, no problem, it’s washi tape! Move it to where it belongs in the line up and we are all good.
I made two columns, one for “To Do” and one for “Done”. Once a task is completed your child can move the magnet from one column to the next. Now you don’t have to ask, “Have you made your bed?” You can look at the chart. Of course, this will take some training, but after a few weeks you guys will be running smoothly. And all thanks to the power of washi.
If your little sweetie is too young to read, I also have this free printable PDF visual chore chart. Just click on the image below for the download link then you can print t at home and use the same magnet moving method I mentioned above (holy cow that was a lot of “M”s in that sentence.)
Enjoy these last moments of summer!