Dry Erase Chalkboard Chore Chart

I love chore charts for a bunch of reasons, but the whole key is in finding one that really works for you and your family.  Over the years I’ve tried several different types of charts–some I liked, others I didn’t.  I don’t like them to be complicated, or have a lot of moving parts–I know that for us it just doesn’t work.  My favorite to date is the dry erase chore chart I made several years ago–but it desperately needed to be updated. I thought it would be really fun to make it chalkboard style, so I created a Dry Erase Chalkboard Chore Chart, and it’s perfect!

chalkboard chore chart | oldsaltfarm.com

I created a chalkboard chore chart in photoshop, then had it printed in an 11×14 print at Walmart for $5.  I placed it in my frame, and we were set to go!  I found a Chalkboard Pen at Hobby Lobby for $5 that works perfectly for checking off the chores accomplished, but it wipes off easily when it’s time to start over the next day.

chalkboard chore chart | oldsaltfarm.com

Okay, so I realize many of you may not have Photoshop, but you can create it in Picmonkey, which is totally free and pretty user-friendly.

I posted all about how to create your own chalkboard printable in PicMonkey, and it includes the chalkboard background, all of my favorite fonts, and a detailed step-by-step process.

And just for fun…

I’m including a fun chalkboard printable, When We’re Helping We’re Happy!  Just click on the image so it will open up bigger, then right click and save to your computer.  Then you’re ready to upload it for printing!

Chalkboard Printable Download

***I’ve had a lot of requests for an editable file, and I’m happy to share my psd file.  It’s for Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. It’s not totally complete–I lost the original when my computer crashed–but there’s enough there that you can copy and paste different layers and change the text to make it your own!


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    1. Here’s the link to my psd file..you can edit it for your own family!! xo

      1. Hey Kierste! I just came across this, and love it!! Is there anyway you can share the PSD file again?
        I just clicked on the dropbox link and, understandably, its gone.

        Thank you!

        1. Amelia,

          Here’s the link to my psd file. It’s not complete (I lost the complete one when my computer crashed), but you can copy and paste the little checkbox files and text boxes to recreate what you need. Hope this helps! xo

  1. I love this! So cute! You are so talented. I love following your blog on bloglovin’. Would you be willing to share your chore chart template?

    1. Absolutely!! Here’s the link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fl2d6j2jel6k7ei/chalkboard%20chore%20chart%20copy.psd

  2. What fonts did you use on the chart? I am going to attempt to make my own, but I love the fonts.

    1. I used Return to Sender and A Song for Jennifer. Both are free fonts!! Do you need the chalkboard paper?

      1. Thanks, I love your blog and all you do. I have 3 kids and don’t know how you do it. Keep it up, we LOVE you.
        I am pretty sure I have a chalkboard background.

  3. This is great! I am so excited I found this! Do you leave the glass in the frame and write on the glass…I thought I was going to have to get a special paper to print on.

    1. Yep!! Use a dry erase chalk marker (I got mine at Hobby Lobby), and then you just wipe it off and start over every day!!

  4. If we don’t have access to photoshop, your file is too large to convert. Picmonkey doesn’t recognize the file either. Any tips on how to get around this? We really love the layout!!!

  5. Hello,

    The link you posted is not longer live. Is there a way you may send it to me, please? And, it is mentioned that you had it printed; what paper type was used?

    Thanks, Christine

  6. Hi,
    The link for the chore chart in Dropbox is no longer there. Is it possible for you to send me the template, please? I’ve looked all over for one and love your design the best.

    Thank you,

    1. I just updated the post with a new link that will work! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B10WexqtCwpMX09PVzdJRFFJSkk/view?usp=sharing

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