chalkboard goal chart on foam boardThe summer time is an awesome time to get your kids to read books and I like to give them incentives so we need a goal chart to track their book reading. I created a chalkboard goal chart on  Foam Board (as a sponsored post) so that no matter what we are tracking, we can use the same goal chart over and over. Due to time constraints, my kids were not able to finish their goal chart in time for this post, but I completed mine to show as an example. I will post their goal chart when they are finished tomorrow.

Chalkboard Goal Chart

Chalkboard Goal Chart on Elmer's Foam Board Educational Craft

Goal Chart Craft Supplies

1. Elmer’s Foam Board (any size will do, but we used the 20″ x 30″)

2. Poster Board – Any type of thick cardboard type paper that will fit on your foam board.

3. Elmer’s CraftBond Ultra Stix All Clear glue

4. Elmer’s Adhesive Squares – Permanent

5. Elmer’s X-TREME Glue Stick

6. Elmer’s Shimmer N’Shine Shimmering Shapes

7. Elmer’s Project Popperz  Dual-Tipped Markers

8. Elmer’s Project Popperz Letters

9. Chalkboard spray paint (can get at any craft store, either spray paint or paint can)

10. Stickers and anything to decorate the foam board

11. Chalk/Chalk eraser

Chalkboard Goal Chart Step-by-Step Video

I created a step-by-step video of the chalkboard goal chart craft. When you see the orange screen with “PAUSE” on it, you can pause and complete the task you just saw. The written tasks are after the video.

Elmer’s Summer Educational Craft Instructions

Lay your Elmer’s Foam Board down on your work area.

Elmer's Foam Board

Take the poster board/thick paper & trace a shape on the poster board. The shape that you would like the timeline of the goal chart to be.

Poster board

Cut the shape out and spray with the Chalkboard spray paint.

Your timeline shape

Adhere your cut out shape goal chart to the foam board using Elmer’s Adhesive Squares and Elmer’s CraftBond Ultra Stix All Clear glue

adhere to foam board

Decorate your poster board in any way that will be motivational to you. I put a border around the timeline so the edges wouldn’t look so sloppy and I added motivational quote stickers. I used the Elmer’s Project Popperz Letters (adhered with Elmer’s X-TREME Glue Stick) and I added a lot of bling with Elmer’s Shimmer N’Shine Shimmering Shapes.

You can write on the chalkboard area of the goal chart and then when you want to use the goal chart again, erase with chalk eraser and write the new goals on it.

Goals on chalkboard

It took about 3 hours to finish it, but that included the drying time between coats of chalkboard spray paint and many interruptions.

You could track many different goals that you would like your children to do over the summer such as:

  • Books/pages read
  • Outside time
  • Exercise time
  • Number of lessons completed
  • Money earned
  • Days of summer vacation

If you make your own chalkboard goal chart, add the link to a picture in the comments.

Disclosure: This project has been compensated as part of a craft recipe project using Elmer’s #collectivebias. All opinions are 100% my own.