Friday, August 3, 2012

Do or Die Chores!

The title sounds pretty grim, but really this might be a way to make chore time fun.

You need a wooden cube, words or pictures of chores that you assign your children, scrapbook paper and Modge-podge. (I found my clip art in my word processing program and online. It was free. Just google it!) I printed my clip art on photo paper, but you could also use cardstock.

I used a 2" cube (cost about $1.00 at Michaels. A 4" cube cost about $4.) so I cut my clip-art and my scrapbook paper into 2" squares. The cubes aren't precisely 2", so you may need to trim a bit.

Put a layer of modge-podge on one surface of the cube and carefully apply the picture or scrapbook paper.



Continue with 4 other sides. When you have done 5 sides, coat everything with Modge Podge and let it dry. When dry, complete the sixth side.

As you can see from the first photo, one cube was covered using colorful scrapbook paper. I printed some fun ideas to do when chores are done such as baking cookies or going for a bike ride. Because I was too lazy to get our my Xyron sticker maker with repositional adhesive, I just 'laminated' the words with clear packing tape and put double stick tape on the back. That way you can change the activities.

So.... when it is chore time. have the children roll the die to find out what chore they need to complete. When they have finished all of their chores, have them spin the other die to find something fun to do.

Thanks to my sister for this idea and her help.

9 comments :

Just Jaime said...

This is a fun idea! I love the graphics!

Jordan McCollum said...

Cute idea! You're sending these to me, right? ;)

tousled day said...

Hej, I like this!
It looks like fun way of giving chores to mine younger brothers :)

Kristen said...

Neat idea! I like the idea of doing a fun dice with it too

Jelli said...

Great idea! I love this "fun" way to assign chores. This way they won't get bored with the same old thing every week. Thanks for sharing. Found your blog from the Sundae Scoop.

Heather Landry said...

That is a great idea and your dice are super cute. I love that you give them a fun activity too.

Tracy said...

This is such a fun project for the little ones.
Great idea :)

Crafty Mischief said...

What a great idea!

Heather Kinnaird said...

genius

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...