Giveaway #10: Custom Chore Chart (closed)

Need to motivate your kids to help around the house and mind their “p’s and q’s?” This awesome chore system by Tonya at More than a Memory AK might just be the ticket for you and your family. Using magnetic “chore buttons” and cute metal boards, your kids can be active participants in picking out tasks to complete and keeping track of when they are done.

How it works: The chore system centers around one large magnetic chore board and individual, personalized magnetic boards for each child. Each chore is broken down and listed on a magnet. You can choose to have a monetary value attached to it or not. Once a child performs that chore, they move that magnet onto their personalized board to track progress. This gives kids a clear understanding of what needs to be done and recognizes when they have done it.

We use our chore chart for basic chores and also acknowledging good listening, showing kindness, saying please and thank you, and apologizing. I chose not to have a monetary value on our chore chart, which allows me to alter the price as they grow older. Currently, we are awarding a quarter for each chore/manner accomplished. The kids looks forward to earning their money (which we put in clear glass pickle jars so they can actually see it accumulate). For more inspiring ideas, check out Making Chores Fun.

best chore chart


What better way to spice up chores than to let your kids pick them out themselves? Giving them the power to choose and track their progress is a huge confidence booster and relieves your role as the delegator. Isn’t it time you had a break from that role? Tanya, the creator of the Custom Chore System is a mom of four and searched for years for a chore chart that fit her family. She eventually gave up and decided to make one herself. This chore system looks great, stands the test of time, works fantastic and grows with her kids.

magnetic chore chart


Family Sponge is giving away one a Custom Chore System to one lucky reader. Here is what you have to do to qualify for this awesome giveaway:


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SUBMIT: Please comment below this post letting us know you did these three steps. That is how you will be entered in the giveaway. If you already like, follow or subscribe to Family Sponge, just let us know in the comments.


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65 Responses to Giveaway #10: Custom Chore Chart (closed)

  1. Christy February 14, 2012 at 6:27 am #

    Love that! I hope I win! Did all three!

    • Kimberly Hirsch February 14, 2012 at 6:37 am #

      I did all three!!! 🙂

  2. Danielle February 14, 2012 at 6:45 am #

    Did all three 🙂 I really love this chore chart. I think it’ll be great for teaching older kids like my fiance too 😉 …until our baby is here and big enough to participate too.

    • familysponge February 14, 2012 at 7:14 am #

      HAHA! You just made me laugh out loud with that one. Congrats on your pregnancy and best of luck in your marriage. So many exciting things going on in your life!

  3. Amy Straub February 14, 2012 at 6:54 am #

    <3 <3 <3 <3
    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    My chores need some order
    If my kids only knew

    I'd keep them on task
    And reward good behavior
    For you'd truly be
    My unorganized house savior!
    hApPy Valentines DaY! (pick me!)

    • familysponge February 14, 2012 at 7:13 am #

      You are incredible. If you don’t win, can we at least be friends? I need a poet friend. —Jen

      • Amy Straub February 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

        Thanks for the warm fuzzy attack! Yes, I love hooking up with creative people! Contact me through my email…

  4. Jackie February 14, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    Oh I want this! I was trying to figure out how to make one myself! It would be so much easier to win one. :). Choose me! Choose me! I know it’s a random drawing though.

  5. Catie Young February 14, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    Done!! This is way cooler than the crappy paper/sticker chart we have going on here!

  6. Angela February 14, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    Wow! What a clever idea! 🙂 I shared on facebook…

  7. Rachel Dawson February 14, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    This is awesome!!! I loooooooooove it!! I did all 3 tasks!! Thanks so much for the opportunity!!

  8. April Parkhurst February 14, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    I already like ya’ll on fb

  9. April Parkhurst February 14, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    I subscribe to your blog

  10. April Parkhurst February 14, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    I shared on my fb page! Sorry, I didn’t know whether to do separate comments or not:)

  11. April Parkhurst February 14, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    I follow on twitter

  12. April Parkhurst February 14, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    Commented on face painting article

  13. April Parkhurst February 14, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    Shared face painting article

  14. Jessica February 14, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    Already like, already subscribe- have posted to my fb page. Phew! What a chore! (ha. get it? chore? for the chore chart? ok. not so funny. maybe I’ll win anyway!)

  15. Aiko Martin February 14, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    So excited about these! I did all of the above!

  16. Shauna B February 14, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    Did all 3. Love this one! 🙂

  17. Shauna B February 14, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    I also posted this link on fb for my friends to check it out. If I don’t win, I think I will just have to buy one!!

  18. Darlene Arnold February 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    I “liked”, “Subscribed” and “Shared”. Thank you and Happy Valentines Day.

  19. Darlene Arnold February 14, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    I am already following you on twitter as Summersorbet123.

  20. Darlene Arnold February 14, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    I commented on A Leukemia Story: Princess & The Pink Hotel

  21. Darlene Arnold February 14, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    I shared the A Leukemia Story: Princess & The Pink Hotel article on my facebook page.

  22. teresa mccluskey February 14, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    done 😀

  23. Wendie February 14, 2012 at 1:32 pm #


  24. Marieke February 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

    1. Check.
    2. Check.
    3. Check.

    Whoa!! I have had my eyes on this chore chart for a while. Have been wanting to order it. What better way than to win it, huh?!?!?!

    FYI – Am sitting here with fingers AND toes crossed.

  25. Shauna February 14, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    I did all 3!! My Boys are getting to the age where I really need to start some sort of system for them and this would be great!

  26. Julia Gray February 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    all 3 steps complete 🙂

  27. Michelle Rosiek February 14, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    All 3 steps are done…..I’d love to win this and use this with my son…..he is more of a visual kid and this would be a HUGE help

  28. Popo Joy February 14, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    I am a long time #1 & #2, just did #3. Love this chore chart!

  29. Jenni McKay February 14, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    All steps done. Fingers crossed!

  30. Corrin February 14, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    This is the one I have been waiting for!!!Fingers crossed! Shared.

  31. Claire Butler February 15, 2012 at 3:41 am #

    ALL DONE FB name : Claire Bbdiva Butler
    following on twitter @bbdiva1977

  32. Jill February 15, 2012 at 6:09 am #

    I did all 3!! Love this chore chart!

  33. tracy February 15, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    this is fab fingers crossed shared on face book already a liker and following by email xx

  34. Allison February 15, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    I did all three!! This is exciting to see so many neat ideas and things to simplify life..

  35. gillian payne February 16, 2012 at 2:47 am #

    done all 3 thank you x

  36. Amanda Belliveau February 16, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    I did all 3 and could really use a cute chore chart for my crazy house with 3 little girls 🙂

  37. Becca Aubertin February 16, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    I have liked subscribed and shared your giveaway 🙂
    Shared to my page here:

  38. Becca Aubertin February 16, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

    Following on Twitter

  39. Sharol.M February 17, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    Liked, Subscribed & Shared =)

  40. Shamira Nitsche February 17, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    Did all three 🙂 Love it!

  41. Angela February 18, 2012 at 11:56 pm #

    Like, Subscribed and Shared


  42. b February 20, 2012 at 7:41 am #

    I did all three steps. 🙂

  43. Leah Baird February 20, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    I did all three (3). Leah Baird
    Shared on FB

  44. Leah Baird February 20, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    follow you on twitter @lnb1191

  45. Leah Baird February 20, 2012 at 8:03 am #

    Commented on Life In the Bike Lane
    Leah Baird

  46. Leah Baird February 20, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    Shared Life in the Bike Lane post on FB

  47. Brittany Kathryn Gardner green February 22, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    I already follow via email n Facebook an posted on my fb about giveaway.

  48. ali morrongiello February 22, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    Did all three… thank you!!

  49. ali morrongiello February 22, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    Did all three 🙂

  50. Brittany Green February 22, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    entered #9 giveaway for recycle it

  51. tracy randolph February 22, 2012 at 11:35 pm #

    These are super cool! I love your website and look forward to exploring it more! 🙂

  52. Sheena Girard February 23, 2012 at 10:07 am #

    I am already a FB fan!

  53. Sheena Girard February 23, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    I am already subscribed to Family Sponge!

  54. Sheena Girard February 23, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    I shared this giveaway on my wall 🙂

  55. Kim Pollock February 23, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    I did all 3!

    Kimberly Summer Pollock FB

  56. Cindy Coday February 24, 2012 at 11:47 am #

    Did all three love this 🙂

  57. dramaqueensmum February 24, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    I did all 3 too.

  58. Jill Marsiglia February 24, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    I did all three!!!

  59. RACHEL February 24, 2012 at 6:55 pm #


  60. Maret March 25, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    I subscribed, shared on FB, & hit ‘like’ on familysponge FB page. Please enter me for chore buttons! I’m excited to use these in my home 🙂

  61. Brenda Compton March 25, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    I did all three. Love this chore chart!