Pet Chore Chart

Pet Chore Chart craft

Whose turn is it to feed the cat? Keep track of pet responsibilities (and all household chores) with this interactive, colorful chart.

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    With your family, read about caring for animals, such as Maya Angelou’s book <EM>Izak of Lapland</EM>. Caring for all kinds of animals is a common children’s chore in many cultures! When people agree to own animals, they promise to care for them for their lifetimes. With a chart like this one, you can easily keep track of who is responsible for pets and other chores at your house.

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    Make task strips. With Crayola® Scissors, cut a long strip (one for each task) from a foam produce tray, including the raised sides. Your strip needs to stick out enough to attach clothespins. Cut colorful foam sheets to cover the strip. With Crayola Markers, write A.M. on the left side and P.M. on the right side. Add names to the corners if you like. Attach foam sheets to the strip with Crayola School Glue. Air-dry the glue.

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    Design task symbols. What chores will you track on your chart? Use different colors of Crayola Model Magic to shape symbols for each task, such as feeding, walking, cleaning, and even playing with your pets. Air-dry your symbols.

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    If you want shiny reminder symbols, cover your craft area with newspaper. Mix equal amounts of glue and water. Cover the dried Model Magic symbols with the glue mixture using a paint brush. Air-dry the gloss.

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    Create colorful clips. Decorate wooden clip clothespins with Markers. Glue the symbols on the clothespins. Air-dry the glue.

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    To hang this chart on the refrigerator, secure magnetic strips to the back of both ends of the foam strip. Clip on the chores when you have completed them in the morning or evening. Move clips to the appropriate side of the strip as needed. Now you’ll be