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Free printable Chore Charts

Updated on July 15, 2012

Free Printable chore charts and low cost rewards build confidence

Free printable chore charts can be used to help any child learn responsibility and for kids with developmental delays or autism they can also be used for daily scheduling, therapy scheduling or for actual chores! Chore charts can be used for kids, adults or the entire family!

While most of these free printable chore charts are designed for neurotypical children (kids without neurological or developmental disabilities) I have also tried to find picture chore charts specifically for kids with autism and other developmental disorders.

Kids with Autism and other developmental challenges really thrive on structure and many feel more secure and communicate more easily when they have visual cues. Chore charts can provide them with some stability and structure whether you use them for daily reminders or actually use them for chores. Instead of writing the jobs in the boxes, simply take a few photos or print out some clipart and use velcro dots to affix them as you would with a PECS system!

Does your young child with Autism or developmental delays do Chores? If you need help figuring out how to get them to do chores or for ideas on how to modify daily tasks for children with special needs, please click here. But don't forget to come back for your free printable chore chart!

Please note that I have personally visited each and every free printable chore chart link provided on this page to make sure that it was not one of those sites where you land and pop ups happen. When I get to each of these sites I do click around a bit and explore to be sure that they do in fact have what they say they do AND that it is free. A few sites may require free registration, some ask you to sign up for newsletters- I try to make a note of that, but occasionally I may forget, feel free to leave a comment about it if I do.

Toward the bottom of the page you will find low cost options (anything that I have found that costs money will be clearly marked) please explore those links if you had not yet found what you were looking for in the free areas as they MAY offer you the right inspiration to make your own! There are also a few Amazon modules (Again, CLEARLY MARKED) containing suggestions for use with your system- the intent of including them is to simply get your creative juices flowing! Sometimes seeing the product will get you to say "Hey, I have some of those at home that we could use for this!".

I have been frustrated in the past when searching for these items myself as pages like this often send you to sites that require PAID registration- I do NOT want that to happen here- if you come across one that snuck in, please let me know! I would love for this to be a good resource for everyone, your contribution to the list may help someone else, please leave any links that you are aware of, I will check them out and add them. There is also an area that I would like people to vote their favorite free printable chore chart pages up to give other readers a better idea of which ones may be the best and save them some time!

Free Printable Candy Chore Chart

Free Printable Candy Chore Chart For Kids
Free Printable Candy Chore Chart For Kids

All images on this page are my own work unless otherwise noted.

Copyright Sidther 2011

These are free to print off for home or school. I do ask that anyone using any of my free printables online please link back. Attribution is greatly appreciated.

As you can probably see, I have been practicing a lot with my software! I have gotten much better at drawing on the computer! I still have some older charts on here as I have other free printables like behavior charts that I am working on- gradually you will find more of my better designs showing up on the free chore chart page! I hope that you enjoy these! I have started trying to organize my free printables into albums on an image site.

Melted Rainbow - Free Printable Chore Chart for Kids

Pretty Sakura Chore Chart For Girls

Free printable Sakura chore chart for your little girl
Free printable Sakura chore chart for your little girl

Chore charts are great for kids of all ages from toddler to teenager!

If you are on the fence about starting a toddler or preschooler....

When a toddler or preschooler starts doing chores early on, they develop a better sense of "this is just what we do"... if you wait until they are older however, you may face more challenges as they have developed the idea that you do the chores, not them! Rather than being a task that is thrust upon them, it is a daily part of life.

Obviously you have to be sure to give a toddler or preschooler age appropriate chores such as picking up toys, sorting laundry by color or wiping up messes (without chemicals) while older children may be able to safely complete more adult chores.

Regardless of the age of the child, it is important that you reward them for their efforts. Rewards do not need to be big or expensive- they can even be you spending extra time doing an activity with your child that they love! Just make sure to be consistent with your rewards.

Kids with autism or ADHD benefit greatly from the use of chore charts. Because kids with autism (and many with ADHD) are mostly visual thinkers, the chore chart supplies them with visual cues for your verbal directions and may help them organize their thoughts better. Free printable clipart is available in many places so you can create your own pictures to affix to the chart for greater visual support.

For kids with special needs, you can find a few other creative uses for free printable chore charts such as creating a therapy schedule, medications or even daily routines!

Free Printable Chore Chart: Steam Train

Free Printable Chore Chart For Kids Black Train
Free Printable Chore Chart For Kids Black Train

Free Printable Pirate Chore Chart for Boys

Free printable chore charts: Misc Chore Charts - Please link back if using these on line.

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Free Printable Chore Chart: Tracks Chore Chart: Will use a moderate amount of inkFree Printable Chore Chart: Bright Blue Chore Chart:  Will use a LOT of ink.Free Printable Chore Chart: Pink Retro Chore Chart:  This will use a lot of red ink (if your printer uses 3 color cartridge as opposed to 6- a 6 color will also use magenta).Free Printable Chore Chart: Natural Camouflage Chore Chart: This will use quite a lot of inkFree Printable Chore Chart: Pastel Planets Chore Chart: Will not use very much ink.Free Printable Chore Chart: Paint Splatter Chore Chart: Will use a moderate amount of ink.Free Printable Chore Chart: Flower Chore Chart: Will use a moderate amount of ink.
Free Printable Chore Chart: Tracks Chore Chart: Will use a moderate amount of ink
Free Printable Chore Chart: Tracks Chore Chart: Will use a moderate amount of ink
Free Printable Chore Chart: Bright Blue Chore Chart:  Will use a LOT of ink.
Free Printable Chore Chart: Bright Blue Chore Chart: Will use a LOT of ink.
Free Printable Chore Chart: Pink Retro Chore Chart:  This will use a lot of red ink (if your printer uses 3 color cartridge as opposed to 6- a 6 color will also use magenta).
Free Printable Chore Chart: Pink Retro Chore Chart: This will use a lot of red ink (if your printer uses 3 color cartridge as opposed to 6- a 6 color will also use magenta).
Free Printable Chore Chart: Natural Camouflage Chore Chart: This will use quite a lot of ink
Free Printable Chore Chart: Natural Camouflage Chore Chart: This will use quite a lot of ink
Free Printable Chore Chart: Pastel Planets Chore Chart: Will not use very much ink.
Free Printable Chore Chart: Pastel Planets Chore Chart: Will not use very much ink.
Free Printable Chore Chart: Paint Splatter Chore Chart: Will use a moderate amount of ink.
Free Printable Chore Chart: Paint Splatter Chore Chart: Will use a moderate amount of ink.
Free Printable Chore Chart: Flower Chore Chart: Will use a moderate amount of ink.
Free Printable Chore Chart: Flower Chore Chart: Will use a moderate amount of ink.

Free Printable Chore Charts - Click on the image to open a new window to print them from

Free printable Chore Chart : Orange Flowers
Free printable Chore Chart : Orange Flowers

Please note that not every image on this page is clickable yet as I am gradually moving my free printables from my computer to an image hosting site- but you can still do the right click- "save picture as" thing or however you do it! My son drags and drops the images... It varies with your operating system.

Free Printable Chore Chart for Kids - Music Themed Chore Chart

Free Printable Chore Chart: Music themed
Free Printable Chore Chart: Music themed

Free Printable Chore Chart For Girls - Butterfly Chore Chart

Free Printable Chore Charts: Butterfly Chore chart
Free Printable Chore Charts: Butterfly Chore chart

Valentine's Day Chore Chart

Free Printable Chore Charts: Valentine's Day Hearts
Free Printable Chore Charts: Valentine's Day Hearts

Free Printable Captain Corndog Chore Chart - This was my son's idea- he helped me draw it too!

Copyright Sidther 2012 All rights reserved
Copyright Sidther 2012 All rights reserved

Free Book!

Earning things feels better than just getting things!

Here is a free copy of Ernie Earnswell.

Just choose your preferred size from the link list below! I hope this inspires your little one to work hard!

Ernie understands the value of work and respects his property as well as the property of others. In this Ernie Earnswell book (the first in the series), Ernie meets Ashley Affluenza, a pretty girl whose Mom has had 'trouble' saying "No". Ashley becomes spoiled and rude. A little lesson in the value of work changes Ashley's perspective and she soon finds herself filled with pride after helping out with chores and being more respectful!

NOT FREE :Velcro to add visual cues to a chore chart - I recommend sticking velcro dots on it with movable pictures!

VELCRO Brand - Sticky Back - 5/8" Coins, 75 Sets - Clear
VELCRO Brand - Sticky Back - 5/8" Coins, 75 Sets - Clear

These small velcro dots are great for adding images to your chore chart! Simple visual cues such as a Happy face for completed tasks or a sad face for those jobs the child refused to do are an easy way to help your child measure their progress throughout the week! The dots are clear, and by using these instead of drawing on the chart, you will likely get more time out of the chart!

I do recommend laminating the chart if possible or printing it on card stock for durability. When sticking velcro dots on the chart, it is best to keep the softer side on the small images so that children with tactile aversions will still be willing to participate in putting up their own "job complete' images.

 

Free Printable Reward Tickets: Steam Train Ticket Reward

Free Printable Reward Tickets For Kids Steam Train
Free Printable Reward Tickets For Kids Steam Train

Free Printable Rewards for Kids: Please Remember to Reward your child! - Here are some Basic Free Printable Chore Rewards! Please link back if posting these onl

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Free  Rewards for Kids: Basic Chore BucksFree Prinatable Rewards for Kids: Basic Star RewardsFree Prinatable Rewards for Kids: Blue Ribbon Cut OutsFree Prinatable Rewards for Kids: Train RewardsThe Clipart Used in "Train Rewards" is Public Domain Clipart by OCAL which can be found at http://www.clker.com/clipart-4609.htmlFree Prinatable Rewards for Kids:  Build a Flower Reward
Free  Rewards for Kids: Basic Chore Bucks
Free Rewards for Kids: Basic Chore Bucks
Free Prinatable Rewards for Kids: Basic Star Rewards
Free Prinatable Rewards for Kids: Basic Star Rewards
Free Prinatable Rewards for Kids: Blue Ribbon Cut Outs
Free Prinatable Rewards for Kids: Blue Ribbon Cut Outs
Free Prinatable Rewards for Kids: Train RewardsThe Clipart Used in "Train Rewards" is Public Domain Clipart by OCAL which can be found at http://www.clker.com/clipart-4609.html
Free Prinatable Rewards for Kids: Train Rewards The Clipart Used in "Train Rewards" is Public Domain Clipart by OCAL which can be found at http://www.clker.com/clipart-4609.html
Free Prinatable Rewards for Kids:  Build a Flower Reward
Free Prinatable Rewards for Kids: Build a Flower Reward

Special Holiday Reward Bucks for kids - Just click the preview image to open up a sheet of multiple free printable holiday reward bucks!

Free Printable reward Bucks: Santa on Green
Free Printable reward Bucks: Santa on Green
Free Printable Reward buck preview: Halloween on Orange
Free Printable Reward buck preview: Halloween on Orange

Public Domain Bats, Owl and Witch clipart by OCAL

Free Printable Reward Buck Preview Halloween on Purple
Free Printable Reward Buck Preview Halloween on Purple

Public Domain Bats, Owl and Witch clipart by OCAL

Free Printable Reward Bucks Winter theme with snowman
Free Printable Reward Bucks Winter theme with snowman

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NOT FREE: Ideas to Reward Your Child - Rewarding your child is the best way to encourage them to continue doing their chores

These items are unfortunately not free but I included them to help you get creative.

If you look below you will see poker chips, stickers and even party favors. Do you have anything like those things around the house that you could create a reward system with? Do you have games in the closet that no one uses anymore like checkers or connect four with chips that could be used as reward tokens?

When using a reward buck system or poker chip system you should decide on the big prize before introducing the system to your child- then be sure to explain the system in a way that they can understand. For example in my system we use the reward bucks. My son earns them doing various chores and can get bonus bucks for getting perfect scores on tests at school. In our system when he was 3 years old I displayed a brand new toy on top of the fridge with a post it note that had the "price" on it. When he had enough reward bucks he got the prize. Now that he is older, he gets $10 instead!

Although our system is 1 reward buck for one dollar, we have made it more affordable by grouping the chores together- for example when he cleans his room, he gets the dollar for the whole room, not just for picking up the floor- he must wipe down the shelves, vacuum and take his laundry downstairs to get that dollar- when he was first starting though- each buck was worth $0.25 and he earned one for EVERY small task. We encourage him to keep his room clean all the time by giving him a reward buck for every 3 days where nothing needed to be done at all (a weekly vacuuming as I do the rest of the house does not count against his efforts).

50 Mini Poker Chips - Red
50 Mini Poker Chips - Red

Some Parents use a Poker Chip System, when the child saves up enough chips they can trade them in for a cool prize! These Mini Chips are best used for kids over 3 years old and do not have oral compulsions. Full sized chips are also available!

 
Praise & Reward Sticker Pad T-5011
Praise & Reward Sticker Pad T-5011

Reinforce good behaviors and completed chores with these wonderful Praise and Reward stickers! These will help your child feel even more proud of their accomplishments!

 
Plastic Coins (gold)    (100/Pkg)
Plastic Coins (gold) (100/Pkg)

If your child is interested in Pirates at all, they might really like these! Used in the same fashion as poker chips, these can help get any little pirate to swab the decks!

 
33 inch 07mm Round Metallic Purple Gold and Green Mardi Gras Beads - 6 Dozen (72 necklaces)
33 inch 07mm Round Metallic Purple Gold and Green Mardi Gras Beads - 6 Dozen (72 necklaces)

Help your little princess over come her "Cinderella" complex about chores by rewarding her with shimmering jewels to play princess in while showing her that your asking her to pick up her own toys does not make you an evil step parent!

 

NOT FREE: Pre paid credit cards designed as rewards for chores

It is important to remember to reward your child for completing their chores regularly to encourage them to continue doing them. Older kids may not be impressed by stickers as rewards, so you must be a little more creative.

Personally, I bought a little "reloadable visa" at the checkout AND a gift card to Toys R Us, we use the toys r us card most of the time- and it is free to have and reloadable. Please use caution with Pre Paid Debit cards. Do not get one that allows your child to spend more than they have!

But in case you are interested in something a little more mature to help teach fiscal responsibility....

Visual Cues help younger kids and kids with Autism and other disabilities understand their chore chart!

Clipart by OCAL added my own random photoshop stuff for fun.
Clipart by OCAL added my own random photoshop stuff for fun.

Images above may be found at CLKR, OCAL and some are shapes in photoshop.

Chore charts help provide structure and routine, but some kids need more than that! A text based chore chart is great for some kids, but young kids and kids with autism may do better with image based chore charts.

Kids with autism are visual thinkers so a simple clipart image (or better yet a photo that you take from around your own home) can really help them understand what is truly expected of them. Visual support is used for autism throughout the day at most schools and many therapists use them as well so a child with autism is probably familiar with visual cues.

Visual Cues for chores

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These Chore visual cues fit most visual cues systems when cut outThe public domain clipart used in this chore visual cues page can be found on http://www.clker.com/These chore visual cues fit Sidther's free printable chore charts (found above)  and other free printable chore charts that were originally designed as text based chore charts!The public domain clipart used in this chore visual cues page can be fou
These Chore visual cues fit most visual cues systems when cut outThe public domain clipart used in this chore visual cues page can be found on http://www.clker.com/
These Chore visual cues fit most visual cues systems when cut out The public domain clipart used in this chore visual cues page can be found on http://www.clker.com/
These chore visual cues fit Sidther's free printable chore charts (found above)  and other free printable chore charts that were originally designed as text based chore charts!The public domain clipart used in this chore visual cues page can be fou
These chore visual cues fit Sidther's free printable chore charts (found above) and other free printable chore charts that were originally designed as text based chore charts! The public domain clipart used in this chore visual cues page can be fou

Special Holiday Free Printable Chore Chart: Frosty

Free printable winter chore chart for kids: frosty
Free printable winter chore chart for kids: frosty

Free Printable Behavior Charts, Reward Charts and Visual Cues to Help With Autism

Kids with Autism often need expensive products like visual cues and behavior charts. Here is a collection of free stuff to help kids with autism as well as low cost options (which are clearly marked)

Free Printable Chore Charts

Whether you need a chore chart for chores or helping your child follow a schedule, free printables are a quick and easy way to get you organized! Lots of themes available and links to reputable free printable sites if you don't find what you were looking for here.

Free Printable Fine Motor Practice to help Kids with Special Needs

Kids with special needs often do lots of worksheets that encourage fine motor skills as part of their therapy. Here are some ways that you can do more fine motor practice as "homework" and free printables!

Free Printable Worksheets to help Kids with Special Needs

Every child no matter how advanced, or even how far behind benefits from a little extra practice every now and then!

Free Printable Preschool Level Coloring Pages

Free printables, with links to carefully prescreened sites who also offer free coloring pages and tips on how to help kids with sensory issues over come the challenges that make it hard to color.

Free Printable Autism Information Cards

A few different styles of free printable autism cards to choose from as well as links to screened, reputable sites who also offer free printable autism cards!

Free Printable Halloween Coloring Pages

Coloring pages are good- free ones are better! Come check out some free printable coloring pages to get your little ghost or ghoul in the spirit!

Sensory Clothing

Clothing created specially for kids with sensory integration dysfunction is now stylish and affordable!

Back Packs For Boys

Lots of different styles of backpacks for boys to choose from

Star Wars Back Packs

Includes back packs from Star Wars the clone wars, the prequel trilogy, lego Star Wars and Classic Star Wars

Super Hero Back Packs

All of the greats are included in these packpacks! The Flash, Green Lantern, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Superman, Batman and Many More!

Cool School Supplies for Kids with Special needs

Some adaptive equipent and sensory gear need a little love to help your child with special needs feel more stylish- some already are cool! Some ideas for dressing up wheelchairs and customizing them.

Sensory Friendly Gifts

A helpful guide to show you what types of toys would be enjoyed by kids who display different types of sensory challenges explained by noticeable behaviors so that friends of the family who do not know all the terms yet will have an easier time choosing.

Sidthers animal Photography

A collection of Sidther's favorite animal photos available on any product at Zazzle

Sidthers Floral Photography

A collection of Sidther's floral photaography available on any product on Zazzle

Sensory Clothing

Clothing created specially for kids with sensory integration dysfunction is now stylish and affordable!

All images on this page are my own work unless otherwise noted.

Copyright Sidther 2011-1012

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I receive NO commission from any of the free printable sites that I recommend! All free printables sites selected to be listed here were chosen because I have used them and trust them.

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is a great resource with a lot of options on free printable chore charts...great job!

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      phoenix arizona f 6 years ago

      Great idea for helping kids keep track of their chores.

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      darciefrench lm 5 years ago

      What a fantastic idea! Blessed :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I used chore charts with my kids and it sure made a difference that was so nice! A picture prevents a lot of 'discussion'. You've gone above and beyond, all the way to excellent here!

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      brbrooks 5 years ago

      I love the idea of chore bucks, nice lens.

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      Kiwisoutback 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Very cool. I might be using these in a few years from now. Others in my family use these and it works wonders. Squid Angel blessed.

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      VarietyWriter2 5 years ago

      Awesome lens. Blessed by a Squid Angel :)

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      I love rewards charts. My kids love them. Thanks for the resources.

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      pyramidsphinx 5 years ago

      very smart lens

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      how did you know that my wife and I needed something like this! Glad I browsed into your lens. If you like to browse lens as I do, mine has a great educational topic with poll questions for my readers to enjoy.

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      I think these are brilliant and they seem to work far better than other methods. Thanks for sharing so freely with us. Take good care, Rose

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      Nathalie Roy 5 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      I don't need these Free printable Chore Charts for the kids, I need them for me! Make a neat schedule for my online work.

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      Jennifer_Glennon 5 years ago

      Thank you. These will come in handy with my little one.

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      spartakct 5 years ago

      Nice lens! wonderfully made!

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      great job, full of wonderful resources for chore charts!!!

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      hlkljgk 5 years ago from Western Mass

      thanks for the free & useful resource!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Love this lens. I think chore charts and rewards are great for kids. Blessed!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you, my kids will love them!

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      myamya 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this lens with up.Thumbs up!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you, we used the Valentine's Chore Chart template for my 7-year old daughter. She loves it!

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      sidther lm 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I am so glad she likes it! I hope I can come up with some more cute ones. Thanks for visiting!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Fantastic idea! :) Thanks for sharing!

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      bullyingstatistics 5 years ago

      This is a great idea! I'll have to print some out for my own kids! :)

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      BenJacklin LM 5 years ago

      Great information! Thanks

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      JJNW 5 years ago from USA

      I used to make my own. These are adorable! Cuteness goes a long way in motivating people! Nice.

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      AdderGals 5 years ago

      Thanks so much these! I can't wait to print them and share them with my kids!

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      terrym2442 5 years ago

      Great resource- I just shared this on Pinterest.

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      terrym2442 5 years ago

      Great resource- just shared it on Pinterest.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Wow .. these are great charts. My stepson is taller than me now, so these probably wouldn't work at our house. :)

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      RuralFloridaLiving 5 years ago

      Wonderful ideas!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You are a very creative and resouceful person. A wonderful lens. Thanks, I will be back.

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      loreannmclean 5 years ago

      You have quite a nice collection of charts. I'm new to Squidoo and thought you might like to know I'm adding your lens to a list of favorites in my lens to be published this weekend.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      awesome. with 4 kids things like this come in handy.

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