I absolutely love when my kids play outside with their neighborhood friends but, occasionally, they have some responsibilities to get done before they can run out the door. In an effort to help my kids take responsibility for their time usage, I’ve created these “Can’t Play Right Now” door hangers. Now, they have a stack of these by the front door that they can fill out and use when they need to take care of business before having fun. I think filling in the section of the door hangers explaining what they have to get done first give them a sense of control over their life and free time. I like that I won’t have to turn their friends away for the entire hour it takes to finish responsibilities!
To make your own “Can’t Play Right Now” Door Hangers all you need are a few sheets of Door Hangers from OnlineLabels.com and the free file found below. Each sheet has three door hangers so if you print off a few sheets, you’re sure to have enough to last for a while. As I mentioned above, I keep a stack of these by the front door so that they’re readily available when my kids need them.
Once printed, the perforated edges make it super easy to separate one door hanger from the other. Seriously, Online Labels’ perforated option makes life so much easier! Once you have a single hanger, just have your child write in what responsibility the need to complete in the section I’ve left blank on the design. I made sure to leave the space nice and open so that even the youngest of writers can fill it in.
With the hanger filled out, all your child has to do is punch out the door handle section and hang in place! Hope you find these “Can’t Play Right Now” Door Hangers as useful as we do!