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Printable Chore Chart For Kids

This chore chart for kids is a perfect introduction to family responsibilities for your kiddos! Download the chore chart, fill it out with our own goals for your children, and watch them rise to the occasion.

Chore Chart Printable for Kids

As long as we’re talking about cleaning houses, let’s do one for the kiddos! A friend of mine asked recently if we had a printable chore chart for kids and I was like No… but we should. And that’s how this came to life!

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How to Use a Kids’ Chore Chart

This one doesn’t need much explanation. Just download and print our chore chart for kids at the bottom of this post, then hang it on your fridge or bulletin board, and go to town.

You can fill in daily and weekly tasks and as kids complete them they can add a check mark or a sticker in the corresponding box.

My kids are crazy into stickers and charts, so the little gold star stickers work perfectly. They almost see it like a little game.

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What Age Range is This Chore Chart Appropriate For?

We created this chore chart with our own kids in mind, and at the time they were ages 2 and 4.

For a 2 year old, the chart is mostly conceptual. But we still absolutely used it as a tool to show that we have a responsibility to help each other around the house, and that once our help is done we can check it off or add a sticker.

For our 4 year old, it was an added tool as he began to learn to read and write. He started to recognize familiar letters and words in his own chore assignments, and was excited to be able to start reading them himself.

Now that our kids are older (ages 4 and 6), we still use it and their interactions with it have changed. Our 6 year old likes to help fill it out, and our 4 year old is starting to be able to read her own chores.

What Chores Should I Put On the chart?

For us, the chores are still pretty simple because we have a two year old and a four year old. Our daily tasks include things like making the bed or clearing the plates (for our 4 year old).

Other ideas could be tidying their bedrooms, saying please and thank you, and putting their laundry in their hampers.

Weekly tasks might be one-off chores that we need help with that week (raking leaves, cleaning up an art project, and so on). We don’t necessarily fill every line with chores, but if your kids are older they might have more responsibilities.

You could even add homework, drinking water, eating a meal (if you have finicky eaters), or helping a sibling with something.

I’d love to know what chores you might put on the chart for your kids. Or if you’re an adult, what you like to accomplish every day! Heck, I’d use this thing for myself if I had a week of things to accomplish.

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Should The Chore Chart Have Rewards?

In our household, we don’t dole out rewards for completing the chores on their chore charts. At most, they can use their own stickers to show that their jobs are completed.

Our philosophy is that in a family or household, everyone needs to contribute to make it run smoothly. So these “chores” are more accurately considered our kids’ “family contributions.”

We show them that when we do our grownup contributions, there is no reward other than those that are intrinsic to completing a task — fulfillment at the completion of your task, joy at providing a kindness or a service to someone you love, satisfaction in a job well done, and so on.

So we teach our kiddos that the rewards for completing a kid contribution on their chore charts are the same.

Other Ways to Use It at Your House

Now that we’ve been using it for a while, we’ve found lots of ways to use the chore chart in different applications. You can use it to track homework for different kids or classes.

Another great idea is to use as a reading tracker if you have kids with reading goals. It’s a great tool for homeschooling too!

Another favorite use is to help track good behavior. We’ve sometimes filled in the daily blank lines with things like “say please and thank you. Or “offer to help your sister.”

It helps serve as a visual reminder for our kids that they need to pitch in to the family in lots of different ways.

One thing that I highly recommend is laminating your chore chart. Then get a dry erase pen so that you can reuse it. These self-laminating sheets are perfect if you don’t have a laminator and don’t want to go to the print shop.

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Download the printable Chart for Your Kids

Click below to download the file and use the kids’ chore chart in your home

Here’s how to use it!

  1. Download and print our Chore Chart for kids.
  2. If desired, laminate using a self-laminating sheet. If it’s laminated, you can use a dry erase pen and reuse the same chart over and over!
  3. Fill in daily or weekly jobs for your kids.
  4. As the jobs are completed, add a check mark or a sticker to the chart and watch it fill up!

I hope that the chore chart is a positive addition to your family, too! xoxo

P.S. Did you see the secret way I organized all of our kids’ art supplies?

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Chore Chart for Kids

Chore Chart for Kids

This printable chore chart for kids is a great way to track jobs and teach responsibility!

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • printable chore chart
  • paper
  • optional: self-laminating sheet
  • pen or dry erase pen

Tools

  • printer

Instructions

  1. Download and print our Chore Chart for kids.
  2. If desired, laminate using a self-laminating sheet.
  3. Fill in daily or weekly jobs for your kids.
  4. As the jobs are completed, add a check mark or a sticker to the chart and watch it fill up!

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