This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FallIntoClean #CollectiveBiasI am terrible at cleaning, my kids have seemed to follow in my footsteps. Money is always a great motivator and it helps teach them financing at the same time as well as responsibility. Now that school is about to start, I need to get them back into the routine of helping out. My main struggle as a mother is keeping my kids motivated to want to help under my supervision rather than just nagging them and almost forcing them to do something they don’t want to. I’ve come up with these FREE printable chore charts for you to frame and hang in your home so that it’ll give your kids some accountability. I’ve marked each category with a reward system to indicate what they will earn once they’ve completed that list. The harder the jobs – the more they’ll earn. I’ve also left some blank for you to add whatever you’d like and I also didn’t specify and so it can easily be customized for your family. Supplies
Dry erase marker
Reusable sticky strips
Each paper has two lists attached sized at 5×7″. Cut the lists down to size and frame. Add your reusable sticky strips to the back of the framed list and hang wherever you think is easiest for your kids to know what chores need to be done. Keep a dry erase marker nearby so that they can mark off their duty. I have four kids but three are old enough to do actual chores. Each of these lists contains things that each of them can do. They can choose to do it together and split the reward or they can decide for themselves if they want to do it alone.
For each of these chores, I also have them use some of my favorite cleaning products, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day®. We grabbed them at our local Whole Foods Market because Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® will donate $1 for each product purchased for the first 25K items to Whole Kids Foundation. Whole Kids Foundation will use the $25,000 donation from Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® to support edible learning gardens and salad bars at schools which every child can learn young to eat healthy.
I wanted Valentines Day to be easy for my kids but really easy for me. I created some printables and just connected them to these fun glasses and foam fingers to seal the deal. They love them and I love that I only had to really cut and tie. All the links will be at the bottom of this post. The foam fingers are by far my favorite. Just the cutest finger puppets you’ve ever seen and for $3 a piece, no brainer!The glasses are so fun for a classroom because they come in bulk and you’re able to please everyone with the versatile colors. Grab your free printables at the bottom and let me know if you’ve used these. Have fun!
So as I explained over on my Kid Friendly Valentines, I thought maybe I’d make some for the humor that I have. These are my adult themed valentines and I’m always the friend who has something totally shocking and inappropriate to say. These are perfect for a person like me. Grab all the details at the bottom of the post.To those of you not familiar with the moose, let’s just say it’s the male equivalent to a camel toe…nuff said. And, the ram one is probably my favorite.
I have kids, you all mostly know that. I’m also a little adventurous in what comes out of my mouth. I’ve made some Adult Friendly Valentines too for those of you who are a bit like me. These were really easy to make. I just printed them off on my HP printer with cardstock, cut them out and hot glued the animals to it. I spray painted them to add some coordinating colors. The print is at the bottom of the post along with other materials.Now, before you say something about that deer…my daughter lost the original so just pretend it’s a real deer and not some other kind of deer. Let’s just say it’s the deer family and this brings out my knowledge on the animal kingdom. Animals – Amazon (affiliate link) Kids Animal Valentines – FREE PRINTABLE
Rustoleum Gold Spray Paint
So I don’t usually give myself a pat on the back too often but these Pineapple Teacher Appreciation Gifts; so cute, so easy, so fast.
Ferrero Rocher Chocolates
I used my Cricut Explore and a grass shape but you won’t need one for this if you don’t have one. Just cut out some faux grass about 6″ wide and 2″ long. You’ll roll up the “grass” around a pencil so that it’ll stay in a spiral and then remove. Then roll again and glue in to place so that it stays just like a pineapple stem. Adhere to the top of your chocolate and that’s it.
You can buy mini baskets at Michaels or Jo-Ann’s or mini birds nest and deliver in those. I just think they are the cutest and take me to my MIL pineapple plantation. No two pineapples are alike just like teachers!
I created this fun printable to go along with it. It’s sized to fit in a 5X7″ frame. Just head to the dollar bin and you can create this whole entire look for less that $2 a teacher!
**Just a disclosure and me being a meany pants. All my printables I offer are free for personal use only. I really hope I don’t have to talk to you in my scary mom voice cause my kids don’t like it and I’m sure you wouldn’t either, thanks!
Ack! These bubbles turned out so cute! Create them for the kids and it’s so easy to make for a classroom valentine. These take seconds to put together and were so inexpensive. It gives you the opportunity to give unique valentines for a fraction of the price.
Package of bubbles (these are available at Target for $3 and you get 20 bubbles in each package. There are some plain ones also available at the dollar store.)
I’m obsessed with everything lately. I love corny Valentines like you wouldn’t believe so when I saw these pencils and erasers in the dollar bin at Target, I thought of something catchy and wanted to it share with you! I mean how can you see erasers and not think of “erasing” something and not making an eraser valentine?
Free Printables (available at the bottom of the post)
Twine or Ribbon
This was a charm to put together. Just cut out the printable, I sized them to be 1.5″x3″ or even shorter and then punch a hole, thread your ribbon or twine through and tie it to the top of your pencil with the eraser attached. My niece was with me while I was putting these together and she kept asking if these were for her class or if she could have one. Of course, I make to please!
Make sure you’re checking out the other fab Valentine gifts in the Valentine hop that Abbey with The Cards We Drew put together, I don’t have the time or patience to put together any of these things so a small blogger like me is sure grateful for sweet ladies like her!