My son will be in Kindergarten this year! We will be having a back to school dinner the night before and I thought it would be fun to have a little game to play as well. We love Don't Eat Pet- its the perfect game for kids! Do you remember my St. Patrick's Day Version? :)
I love that line from Mary Poppins.. With every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. And snap, the jobs a game! Chores are becoming a big thing at our house. My son has had a few jobs to do each day for the past year, but not everything was done each day. Mostly just unloading the dishwasher, and the basics like cleaning up toys and brushing teeth. So this chart was much needed!!
He will be starting Kindergarten this year and I must admit.. I'm ready for the fall and for some structure in our day. I love summertime, but there is just something about a schedule. I bought a huge magnet board from a friend and I knew this project would be perfect for it!
Our house isn't the biggest, but it's a house and we love it. Our kids are free to roam the house and play (except for our bedroom of course.) That means messes from popcorn we were eating while watching a movie or from our picnic lunch on a blanket. Or toys everywhere. But that also means they are old enough to help clean and pick-up the house right along with mom and dad. Jobs need to be completed before going to a friends house or playing the wii, watching tv, etc. Those things are privileges and need to be earned.
I printed and laminated the chore cards and then cut them out. These are just the basic things for him to help with each day and learn to do on his own. I'm not sure how homework will work since he isn only in kindergarten, but it will also pertain to reading books or doing workbooks that we have at home. If there are more chores to be done, they will certainly be added by mom :)
Oh and see that mom's choice card? Mom gets to pick that chore or chores that day. Maybe it will be vacuuming one day and dusting the next. And if mom isn't home.. then its dads choice of course.
My son helped me put the magnets on the back. It was a great time to talk about the chore chart with him. He was surprisingly excited for it!
Each chore card can be lined up underneath its corresponding color block. Just a different way to see what jobs are done!
Chore Chart Printables are here. All R & R Workshop printables are for personal use only.
We love the chart and will be adding some more chores and making another set for his sister as well. I hope this chart will help make your life a little more organized like it did for mine!
I like simple recipes. Life gets crazy somedays and its nice to have a few recipes that I can make in under an hour. This is one of our favorites! My dad made these potatoes when we visited a few years ago and I have been making them ever since!
We don't have potatoes often but sometimes you don't want them baked or mashed, and this recipe just hits the spot!
8 red potatoes
1 Tbs olive oil
1. Preheat your oven to 400*. Wash and scrub your potatoes, leaving the skin on. Cut into cubes.
2. Place potatoes in a 9x13 pan (or oven safe pan) and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle sea salt and cheese onto potatoes and stir in pan. You can add garlic or spices as well.
3. Put cheese onto potatoes and place in oven. Bake for 30 minutes or until potatoes are cooked.
4. Sprinkle a little more cheese on top of potatoes and put into oven until melted.
Very simple! I like making this when we have chicken or pork chops. Add a veggie and your meal is done! Also a great side-dish for a party or bbq.
I didn't put this print on my son's wall only because it pertains to him. I just chose to put this print on his gallery wall ;) I thought the stripes and colors went more with the pieces in his mini gallery. And since I love stripes theses days.. it just made sense!
Today I will be sharing how I made embroidery hoop art with scrapbook paper! A simple craft to add personality to any wall in your home.
Last week I shared Mini Gallery Walls in my kids shared room. We are renting our house, which means I needed to get creative on how I was going to add patterns into their room (without painting the walls!). Embroidery hoops are a big trend right now and I totally get why. The hoops were a couple dollars and scrapbook paper is usually around $1 or less.. so for under $5 dollars you get cute & simple art. Fabric works too, but here is a tip.. sometimes you can find better patterns in scrapbook paper and it will cost you less then fabric! ;)
You will need:
Embroidery Hoops- Any size you desire. I chose two different sizes.
Step 1: Cut the scrapbook paper to fit the embroidery hoop- leave an inch around so its easier to work with.
Step 2: Put scrapbook paper in between the hoops and tighten.
Step 3: Cut of excess paper. One of my hoops I cut off the extra paper, but one I left the paper. I cut off a tiny bit of it but I liked how it ruffled around the hoop.
My family is very musical and adding music notes to the kids room was top on my list.
I'm so happy I found this paper!
This polka dot paper was a fun way to add a little more color into the room. Plus its polka dots..need I say more? :) I kept an inch extra of paper so that it would ruffle around the hoop. I like the look and it just adds something extra.
So there you go! Simple wall decor with scrapbook paper!
She put this fabulous giveaway together to celebrate her b-day and I hope she knows how aweomse she is! She is truly one of the nicest people I have ever met. Enjoy your day Kim!! :)
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