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Customizable Picture Chore Chart to Organize Your Kids

By Erin   |   Updated: February 4, 2023   |   4 Comments

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When it comes to helping young kids get started with daily chores, picture chore charts can be extremely helpful. That way, kids have a visual reminder of what they’re supposed to do.

And this customizable picture chore chart is perfect!

In this instant download, you get 10 different charts and 36 different task cards so that you can customize your child’s chores and routine each day. It allows you to create your own chore chart to best meet your child’s needs.

RELATED: 13 Way to Get Kids Excited About Chores


The download includes:

  • 10 different styles of chore charts
  • 36 task cards
  • Instructions for use

chore chart with pictures


Each chart is different in order to provide several color schemes and 2 different chore chart structures. While each is different, all are similar in that each chore chart is divided into 2 sections:

  • tasks to complete
  • completed tasks

While each is divided into those 2 sections, the charts come in 2 different templates. Five charts simply have 6 spaces for task cards. The other 5 havs 9 spaces, which are then divided into 3 sections: morning tasks, evening tasks, and paid tasks (see image above for examples).

You use what works best for you!

cuatomizable chore chart with pictures


This instant download comes with 36 different chore or task cards. Plus, there are 12 empty cards that you can create your own, if you desire!

These picture cards include tasks and chores for your child. Some are simple daily routines like:

  • brush teeth (2x)
  • get dressed
  • put backpack away
  • dirty clothes in hamper
  • put on pajamas
  • put toys away
  • take a bath
  • put books away

Then there are specific chores that your child can do with supervision or with your help. For example:

  • help fold laundry (start with wash clothes)
  • match socks
  • load dishwasher
  • unload silverware & cups
  • wash windows
  • vacuum (with hand vacuum like this )
  • help wash dishes
  • gather trash
  • take out trash
  • feed pet (dog, cat, or fish)
  • help sort laundry
  • clean toilet
  • help fold clothes

RELATED: Picture Chore Chart for Toddlers & Preschoolers

cutsomizable picture chore chart


One of the great things about this chart is it helps give kids a real sense of accomplishment. Not only do chore charts with pictures give kids a visual reminder of what they need to do , it shows them what they’ve done . Just like we love to cross stuff off of our to-do lists, moving the chore card gives kids a real sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.

Here’s how it works:

  • At the start of the day, you can place the tasks you want your child to complete in the TO DO section
  • Work with your child to complete each task
  • Once completed, the child can then move the card to the DONE! section.

Easy peasy!

(Ready to get your copy? CLICK HERE)

laminate picture chore chart


When it comes to setting up your chart, you can do so however you choose. However, I find that this chart works best using either velcro dots or magnets .

The instructions for how to set up vary slightly depending on what you choose. The following will help walk you through the steps.

STEP 1: Gather Supplies

You’ll first need to decide whether you want to use magnets or velcro. Think about what surface you want to place the chart. Maybe you’ll place it on magnetic fridge doors or a bulletin board.

Then decide which method will work best for you!

Supplies For Velcro Chart:

  • Laminator sheet
  • 10 – ¾ inch Velcro dots
  • Cork board or similar ( this one is pictured)

Supplies For Magnet Chart:

  • Magnetic Board or cookie sheet
  • sticky-backed magnet strip (to place on back of chore cards)
  • Optional: laminator and   laminator sheet

STEP 2: Print & Cut

Select the chart you want from the download and print that page. Then print the 2 sheets of picture chore cards. Once printed, cut out the chore cards.

picture chore cards

STEP 4: Laminate Chart & Cards

Once your chore cards are cut out and your chosen chart is printed, it’s time to laminate them. This makes your chore chart much more durable against the onslaught of children.  Personally, I use this laminator and laminating sheets .

 Honestly, investing in an inexpensive laminator is well worth it as a mom. I bought one a couple years ago and it’s been one of the best investments because I can laminate ALL THE THINGS. Flash cards, chore charts, cleaning schedules , kid’s activities, cleaning checklists , and more!

Once laminated, cut out each chore card. Hurray! You’re almost done!

STEP 5: Place Velcro or Magnets on Back of Cards

Once everything is laminated, place either a Velcro dot or a magnet on the back.

  • If you use the sticky-backed magnet strip , you’ll cut out 36 pieces (about a 1/2-3/4 inch long)
  • If you use Velcro dots , place a scratchy velcro dot in the back of each picture card. Then place soft Velcro dots onto each space on the chart.

Now you’re about ready to rock-n-roll!

preschool chore chart velcro


Velcro is made up of two sides that stick together—a soft side and a scratchy side. Two soft sides or 2 scratchy sides will not stick together. They must be opposite.

So whether you do as I suggest and put scratchy on the chore cards and soft on the chart or do the exact opposite, you need to be consistent in order for everything to work properly .

RELATED: Printable Chore Chart for 5-6 Year Olds

STEP 6: Post the Chart in Visible Spot

Now you’re ready to actually set up the chart. Whether you chose a magnetic board or cork board, now’s the time to set it up in a spot that your child can easily reach.

STEP 7: Start Using the Chart!

Now the chart is all ready to go. Select the tasks you want your little one to complete and place them in the TO DO section. As they complete them, have them move the card to the DONE! section.

Be sure to encourage and praise your child for their helpfulness and effort!


When it comes to helping little ones do chores, there are a few things you can do to help them.

  • Let them help you with your chores:   And talk to them about the importance of each task. Help them to see how these things keep clean clothes in the drawers, food on the table, and the house running smoothly.
  • Start small: Break down larger tasks into small tasks that even small children can do. For example, have your child start unloading the dishwasher but just doing the cups. Once mastered, have them sort and put away the silverware.
  • Encourage their helpfulness:

For a whole bunch more tips and why chores are so important for kids, check out How to Get Your Kids to Do Chores (without complaining) .


If you’re ready to customize your own picture chore chart, get your download of the Customizable Picture Chore Chart . Not only can your help introduce chores to your preschoolers, but you can help them keep a great daily routine!


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Free Printable Weekly Chore Charts

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Kids are chaos. Dirty clothes on the floor, toys left all around, messy bedrooms. And, the list goes on. It's important for your kids to learn the age-appropriate chores that should be their responsibility. In this list, you'll find everything from sample, printable chore charts for kids up to 18 to full family chore lists with suggestions. Use these resources as a guideline for developing your family's weekly chore chart.

Chore Chart Ideas for Kids 2-7

You can use a blank chore chart as a guideline and complete it with the chores that are right for your kids' ages and maturity levels. The chart focuses on attention and accountability.

For the young ones, you can consider a chore chart that uses pictures instead of words.

Here are some suggestions for age-appropriate chores (with your supervision):

Ages 2 and 3

Personal Chores:

  • Help straighten beds
  • Pick up toys and put them back in their storage place

Family Chores:

  • Put dirty laundry in the laundry basket
  • Fill the pet's water bowl 
  • Help clean up spills and dirt

Ages 4 and 5

  • Get dressed (with a little help)
  • Make the bed (with a little help)
  • Help bring in bags from the car
  • Pick up the toys
  • Brush teeth
  • Set the table with supervision
  • Clear the table with supervision
  • Help with food preparation
  • Help carry in the lighter groceries
  • Sort the laundry (whites vs. colors)
  • Match socks (washed)
  • Be responsible for a pet's food and water bowl
  • Straighten towels 

Ages 6 and 7

  • Make bed every day
  • Choose the day's outfit and get dressed
  • Be responsible for a pet's food, water, and exercise
  • Vacuum individual rooms
  • Fold laundry with supervision
  • Put laundry in drawers and closets
  • Put away dishes from the dishwasher
  • Help prepare food with supervision

Chore Chart Ideas for Kids 8-18

It seems that up to age 11 the chore chart is a boon and then it becomes a bane. Nevertheless, everyone in the family must pull their weight. Consider using a blank chore chart to fill in with age-appropriate weekly chores. For the older kids, responsibilities may begin to expand outside of the home to jobs where they are expected to earn some spending money.

Ages 8 to 11

  • Personal hygiene (showering, teeth, etc.)
  • Keep bedroom neat and clean
  • Be responsible for homework
  • Be responsible for belongings
  • Wake up using an alarm clock
  • Wash dishes
  • Help wash the family car 
  • Help plan and prepare a few easy meals 
  • Clean the bathroom with supervision
  • Rake leaves
  • Learn to use the washer and dryer
  • Put all laundry away with supervision
  • Take the trash can to the curb for pick up

Ages 12 and 13

  • Take care of personal hygiene, belongings, and homework
  • Set the alarm clock
  • Maintain personal items, such as recharging batteries
  • Change bed sheets
  • Keep rooms tidy 
  • Change light bulbs
  • Change the vacuum bag
  • Dust, vacuum, clean bathrooms and do dishes
  • Clean mirrors
  • Mow the lawn with supervision
  • Babysit (in most states)
  • Prepare an occasional family meal

Ages 14 and 15

  • Responsible for all personal chores for ages 12 and 13
  • Responsible for library card and books
  • Do assigned housework without prompting
  • Do yard work as needed
  • Prepare food — from making a grocery list and buying the items (with supervision) to serving a meal — occasionally
  • Wash windows with supervision

Ages 16 to 18

  • Responsible for all personal chores for ages 14 and 15
  • Responsible for earning spending money and to develop their own budget
  • Responsible for purchasing their own clothes
  • Responsible for maintaining any car they drive (e.g., gas, oil changes, tire pressure, etc.)
  • Do housework as needed
  • Prepare family meals - from grocery list to serving the meal — as needed
  • Deep cleaning of household appliances, such as defrosting the freezer, as needed

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It may be more advantageous for you to prepare and publish a family chore list where every member of the family has their daily or weekly responsibilities in one place. Here's an example of a great family chore chart that you can print and use.

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15 Awesome (and Free!) Printable Chore Charts for Kids

  • Jennifer Bradley
  • September 11, 2021

If you want to help your kids learn responsibility, start with one of these great printable chore charts for kids!

One of the hardest parts about getting your kids to do chores is figuring out how to implement a chore routine. This is where a printable chore chart can really come in handy. 

In this article, you’ll find 15 different chore chart ideas, as well as tons of info about why doing chores is important for kids, what chores are appropriate for kids to do at specific ages, and tips for carrying out their chore charts. 

Free chore chart printable

To get access to the free printable chore charts, click right here or on the image below.  

free editable chore charts for kids

These chore charts for kids are completely editable! This means you can completely personalize them to your kids, and add the specific chores you want them to do.

When you download the PDF from the Jen Bradley|MOMs Printable Library, all you need to do is click on the blank fields on the chore chart you want and type in the correct info. Super easy!

You’ll see examples of each of the chore chart printables for kids below, but remember that you can personalize each name and chore on your own chart.

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Why chores are important for kids

While it’s probably true that your kids are going to complain about doing chores (ours do!), it’s still really important that our kids have them.

According to a recent article in Psychology Today , there are several reasons why giving our kids chores is a good idea:

  • Giving our kids responsibilities makes them feel special and trusted
  • They can learn new and essential life skills
  • Gaining new skills and confidence helps our kids grow their self-esteem
  • They earn respect and validation for their hard work
  • They’re filling an intrinsic drive to become independent over time

It can be really helpful to focus on the fact that chores are simply responsibilities.

Also, be sure to make the distinction that chores aren’t busy work or punishment, but that each family member is expected to do their responsibilities on behalf of the family team.

(This would be a good time to share your responsibilities and what you contribute to the family team as well!)

When kids see their chores as responsibilities, they may have a better attitude about doing them (we can hope, right?!).

But even if your kids complain, you can remember the big reasons why chores are important and pull out a fancy new chore chart to motivate them!

Keep reading to check out the printable chore charts below!

Individual printable chore charts

All of these chore charts in this section are intended for one kid for a period of one week.

1. Bright printable chore chart

bright printable chore chart for kids

This bright and playful chore chart is intended for tracking one child’s chores for one week.

With spaces for 5 different chores that you can edit as you please, this is a great chore chart for kids of all ages.

2. Weekday chore chart for kids

weekday chore chart idea

If your child doesn’t respond well to the idea of chores, this chore chart is great because it also features the words “tasks” and “to-do’s.”

Also, this printable chore chart is for weekdays only, allowing your kid to have the weekends off.

Finally, there are 8 editable spaces to fill in with the appropriate tasks for your child.

3. Weekly printable chore chart for girls

printable chore chart for girls

This pretty chore chart for girls allows you to customize the name at the top and the chores listed on the left!

It’s ideal for weekly tracking, with the week beginning on Sunday.

4. Weekly printable chore chart for boys

weekly printable chore chart for boys

Similar to the weekly chore chart for girls above, this printable chore chart for kids allows you to customize your child’s name at the top and type in his specific chores on the left.

5. Detailed printable chore chart for kids

detailed printable chore chart for kids

We love this chore chart because it really does a great job of breaking up your kids’ responsibilities throughout the day.

With a section for two morning chores, two afternoon chores, and two evening chores, it can make six daily chores seem less overwhelming.

Also, you can customize this printable chore chart with your child’s name and type in the appropriate chores.

Related article: The Step-by-Step Guide to Having an Unforgettable Screen-Free Week

6. Organized daily chore chart tracker for kids

organized daily chore chart

This great printable chore chart also breaks up the day into morning, afternoon, and evening. Instead of having just two chores per time period, there are three.

The encouraging “Look what I can do!” can help you and your child focus on skills he or she is gaining by doing daily chores.

7. Cute chore chart for younger kids

chore chart for younger kids

This adorable robot chore chart is great for younger kids!

While it doesn’t have the daily boxes to check off (which could be overwhelming to young kids), you could type in your kids’ day and night chores for each day of the week, print, and laminate.

Then you could check off each task with a dry eraser if you’d like!

8. Simple printable chore chart for kids

simple chore chart printable

Another great chore chart for younger kids, this one has spaces for four daily chores.

There’s enough room that you could make multiple checks in the “Done Yet?” column throughout the week.

Also, you can edit and customize your child’s name at the top and type in his or her specific chores.

9. Minimalist printable chore chart for kids

minimalist chore chart

This simple chore chart is perfect for the minimalist home!

Just like all the others here, you can type in your child’s chores on the left-hand column.

10. Balloons printable chore chart

balloons printable chore chart for kids

This fun daily chore chart is a great way to keep track of your child’s chores each day during the week!

11. Rainbow chore chart for kids

detailed chore chart for older kids

This colorful chore chart is best for older kids with more responsibilities!

You can personalize this chart with your kid’s name, type in 9 different chores, keep track of weekly points, and even write down a reward for motivation.

Remember, to get access to any of these great, editable chore charts, you can join the Jen Bradley|MOMs Printable Library right here!

Family chore chart ideas

These chore charts below are perfect if you have multiple kids and want to keep track of their chores on the same page!

12. Two siblings printable chore chart

printable chore chart for two kids

This great chore chart printable has space to record and track chores for two kids at once!

And just like all the other printable chore charts for kids shown here, it’s completely customizable.

13. Four siblings printable chore chart

chore chart with pictures

This chore chart allows you to list chores for up to four people (you can always include mom and dad, if needed!).

While this chore chart isn’t a tracker, it does allow everyone in the family to see who is responsible for what throughout the day.

14. Family printable chore chart

family printable chore chart

This great chore chart is perfect if you have three or five kids who each have one big responsibility you want to track over one week.

15. Busy bee family chore chart

printable chore chart for families

You can track one chore for up to four people, or two chores for two people.

(It would be great to introduce this chore chart with a short discussion about bees and how every bee has something different to contribute to the hive!)

Age-appropriate chores for kids

Now that you’ve seen the wide variety of printable chore charts for kids available for free in the Jen Bradley|MOMs Printable Library, it’s time to figure out what chores are best for kids of different ages!

Here’s a great list, based on a great article from Parents .

Chore Ideas for Toddlers

Although toddlers are young and super dependent, they often love to please their parents and can feel a sense of accomplishment.

You could have them learn to:

  • put away their toys and books
  • help feed the family pet
  • put their clothes in the hamper
  • clean up small spills or messes
  • help set the table
  • get clean laundry out of the dryer
  • put their shoes away

Related article: How to Get Your Toddler to (Actually) Listen

Appropriate chores for 4-7 year-olds

Young kids are able to do a lot more to help around the house and are getting a lot more independent.

You may consider having them learn these chores:

  • make their beds
  • sort laundry
  • set or clear the table
  • put away their clean laundry
  • water the plants
  • sort the mail
  • collect small trashcans and bins

Chore ideas for 8-11 year olds

Kids ages 8-11 are becoming very capable and can really help a lot around the house!

Here are some ideas that could go on their chore charts:

  • empty the dishwasher
  • make their own simple breakfast or lunch
  • sweep the floor
  • take out the garbage
  • weed the garden
  • unload and put away groceries
  • wipe counters
  • clean glass and mirrors
  • dust furniture
  • start the laundry
  • get the mail

Chore ideas for kids 12 and up

By the time kids are teenagers, they may resist doing chores – but that doesn’t mean they should be off the hook! This is an important time for kids to gain important life skills they’ll need after they leave the house.

Remember to present chores as important responsibilities and follow up to make sure they get done. Of course, using a chore chart is a great way to do this!

Chores for tweens and teens:

  • fold the laundry
  • wash and clean the car
  • mow the yard
  • clean the bathroom
  • read to a younger sibling
  • cook basic meals
  • clean the pool
  • babysit younger siblings

Related article: 150 Amazing Positive Affirmations for Kids You Can Use Right Now

What not to do about kids and chores

While some parents offer an allowance for chores, others don’t.

It really depends on the age of your kids and whether you feel chores are an expectation for being a part of the family team or not.

The older your kids are, the more likely that an allowance will be positive reinforcement for chores and give your kids a chance to learn good budgeting skills.

So while giving allowance for chores is entirely up to you, there are a few things that parents should avoid doing when it comes to kids and chores according to the WebMD archives :

  • Don’t expect perfection. Allow your kids to learn and grow as they experiment with new responsibilities.
  • Don’t be inconsistent. This is where an awesome chore chart really comes in handy!
  • Don’t withhold praise. Look for opportunities to compliment your kid for his or her work.
  • Don’t delay. Kids are often more capable than we give them credit for, so let them start doing chores at an early age.

Final thoughts about these printable chore charts for kids

We really hope these awesome editable, free, printable chore charts for kids will make the process of starting chores as easy as it can possibly be. Don’t forget to join the Jen Bradley|MOMs Printable Library right here to get your hands on them!

Having an ideal chore routine may not happen overnight, but stick with it and remember that you can tweak it as needed. Give your kids room to learn and grow – when you stay consistent, they’ll be able to contribute in meaningful ways and develop a sense of responsibility too!

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Use these free printable chore charts to help keep kids organized. Some of the possible chores include:

  • Babysitting
  • Bringing in the mail
  • Brushing teeth
  • Brushing hair
  • Cleaning the car
  • Cleaning toilets
  • Clearing the table
  • Cleaning the bathroom
  • Cleaning up toys
  • Doing homework
  • Doing simple home repairs
  • Doing laundry
  • Emptying the garbage
  • Feeding the pets
  • Folding clothes
  • Getting dressed
  • Loading the dishwasher
  • Making the bed
  • Matching socks
  • Mowing the lawn
  • Mopping floors
  • Picking up toys
  • Preparing simple snacks
  • Putting laundry away
  • Putting groceries away
  • Reading a book
  • Setting the table
  • Stacking books on shelves
  • Taking a bath or shower
  • Taking out the trash
  • Throwing trash away
  • Unloading the dishwasher
  • Washing windows
  • Watering the plants

NOTE: You can specify new colors for your chore chart by pressing the “Edit / Save” button. After selecting new colors, specify the height as “3000 pixels” to ensure high resolution and to make sure your chore chart template fits on the entire piece of paper.

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NOTE : The preschool chore charts have been updated! You can see the new version with updated clip art and additional chore cards here . Feel free to read the post below too!

Our chore charts for the older kids are working well, but since Kaleb can’t read yet I made his a little more ‘preschool’ friendly and used picture cards to help him see what he needed to do. The cards are the same size as my workbox activity cards , so if you want to mix and match those cards with this grid, they will work together.

Kaleb’s chore chart is broken up into three parts: morning chores, afternoon chores and chores to earn money. He earns minimal money, but we’re working on starting early with the giving, saving, spending concept. The boy gets excited with pennies…so it’s all good! :)

The chart is laminated and there are velcro dots in each of the squares below. This chart is also the same size as his daily workbox grid and is on a jump/key ring along with his workbox cards. Each of his chore cards attach with the velcro.

I do have to re-stock his chore chart every morning and for now we are just pulling off the cards when he completes his chores {until I come up with a better plan. I am keeping track of the chores he has earned by writing on the back of the chart with a Sharpie and erasing it weekly.

Preschool Chore Cards 1

We are keeping it pretty simple for his ‘chores’. Here’s a peek at some of the things that we have on his chore chart. Some of the chores rotate throughout the week, but there are several that are consistent on a daily basis.

Kaleb’s daily chores : make bed, clean room, brush teeth, pick-up clothes, pick up shoes/hang up jacket, set table, wash table, devotions.

Kaleb’s extra {paid} chores : trash, vacuum, laundry, wash windows, dust, sweep, water plants, weed garden.

He loves helping wash dishes….


And helping make his bed…


You can download a copy of the preschool chore charts by either clicking the thumbnail picture or on this link . The chore chart file has five different colored charts: blue, green, pink, purple and white {so you can print on colored cardstock if you would like} and also includes chore cards. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. :)

In case you missed them before, you can also download a copy of our Chore Chart Printables for our older kids and see how we’re implementing that system in our house. There may also be extra cards for you to use in the workbox activity cards that I also posted earlier.

Hope this helps you out!

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I’m unable to print the chore charts.  Any suggestions

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be sure that your adobe reader is up to date. Are you able to download the file?

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Thank you!  I’ve been looking for something like this for my kids! 

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I just started this with my kids. Love it! And I added a few of my own chores to the list. Organization is wonderful! Thanks!

yay!! have fun! :)

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I found you through Pinterest and I am going to download your chore charts. We are getting ready to start implementing this with my kids. Thank you

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Thank you so much for posting your chore chart system! I don’t even know how many chore chart systems I have tried with my family, and all of them have failed for one reason or another. One system we kept losing all the little magnet pieces that were supposed to mark completed chores (the kids liked to play with them). But more often than not, I just kept forgetting to assign chores for they day or would get to the end of the day only to realize I had neglected to hold the kids accountable for completing their chores. I stumbled across your chore chart system while hunting for ideas to incorporate workboxes into our homeschool this year. I decided to give it a try, and am so glad I did! I created my own chore cards to use with it, and decorated an empty hot cocoa can for the kids to place their completed chore tags in. I have been using it for a couple of weeks now, and noticed from the get-go that my kids (2 and 4) were actually getting more of their chores done . . . they’d actually ask me if they could do them so that they could take the tags off their charts! But I think the true indicator of this system’s success came this morning when my 4-year-old greeted me with her empty chart in hand and begged me to fill it with her chores for the day so she could start on them! I did so, with her help, and then left the room for a little bit. When I came back, she had already started on one of them and was diligently working to complete her task . . . without my asking her to do it! I am so impressed with how well this is working for us. Even my 2-year-old is starting to understand how the chart works after only two weeks! He kept taking the tags off just because it was fun to do so at first, but with consistency, he has learned to leave them alone unless I have helped him to complete a chore. This is forcing me to be more accountable in having my kids help me with small tasks around the house, which is exactly what I need! Thank you for sharing this! I am excited to start using your workbox system when we start school in a few weeks, because if we are having this much success with the chore chart, I am positive the workbox grids will work equally as well!

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love this so very much ^^thanks for sharing ..God bless

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Thank you for sharing!

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These are great, thanks for sharing! Would you mind telling me what font you use for these? I want to make some custom pictures for our charts and it will bug me if the fonts don’t match. I know it’s silly, but I am weird like that. Thanks!

The font is called Love Ya Like a Sister {it’s a free font download} – and I know just what you mean about having the fonts match! :)

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Thank you so much. I love this idea!!

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I have been searching for something like this for my triplets! Thank you so much for sharing! Love these

hope they help, Jen! :)

Love the cards. The graphics are so cute. And great idea to include devotions. I put it on their assignment sheet each day (we homeschool), but it always seems to get overlooked, or down at the bottom of the list. :/

great idea, Mary!! :)

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I love this…thank you! I saw that there are extra boxes on the chore cards. Am I able to add a few chores and how would I do that? Thank you so much!

if there are some specific ones you are looking for, let me know – I may already have them. :)

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Just found this great great chart and I am wondering if you might have a couple more (like you mentioned above) get dressed, recycling Thank you!

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I just found your site today and I’m completely hooked. You are an answer to my prayers. I taught school for 12 years and began homeschooling my two oldest this year. Needless to say, it was quite an adjustment. I love it, but wanted to add more fun while helping the girls become more responsible for their learning. I’m so inspired by what I’ve seen on your site so far. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

most welcome, Linda. :) Have fun with your girls!!

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Do you know how I could make these little chore squares into magnets? I’m not at all crafty, but I really like the idea of the magnets on a dry erase board or magnetic sheeting.

I’m sure if you used the double sided magnet strips {the ones that are sticky on one side and magnets on the other}, you could easily do that!

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Fantastic, thank you so much!!! One question: I need a completely blank template of just the squares. What program did you do these in?

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Thank you SO much for sharing your chore charts with us! I am SO touched by your never ending generosity. You definitely made our first year of homeschooling so much easier and doable. I just love the things you create and appreciate your ministry here! Please know you are GREATLY appreciated and may God richly bless you for your generosity. :)

You are most welcome, Jennifer. :)

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I did a google search to find clip art for the chore chart bottle cap magnets I am making. Your page came up and I was able to shrink your pages and use them for my magnets perfectly. You just saved me a whole bunch of time… thank you so much for posting this!!

Yay! So glad they were a help. )

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Thank you so so much for offering these files for free. You have saved me so much time!

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These are adorable and just what I’ve been looking for! Thank you!

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These are great thanks for sharing. Do you have any for manners at meal time or a bathroom time one? Our son is 4 and we are trying to get him to be more independent in the bathroom. We also really struggle at meal time. Thank you again for sharing.

Have you checked out the additional cards here: https://www.homeschoolcreations.net/2010/07/updated-workbox-activity-cards/

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Thank you! Love these!

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THANK YOU! iv been searching fro ..years?! haha

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Thanks so much for posting this. I have routine charts for my 3 yr old that work well and include morning and evening chores but wanted to start giving her tasks to do to earn money. I’ve been struggling with how to connect them to the routine charts (since those tasks are expected, not paid) and this is a great way to incorporate them all!

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what is the right age to expect all these from a kid? My son is 3 yr 3months.Please help me.

Different kids vary, but you kmow your child best and what can be expected. Some of the chores at that age can be learned, but many of these will still need your help (or another siblings) too. :) It is a process, and one that is training and helping them learn skills they will use all their life. — Sent from Mailbox for iPad

Thank you very much. Great ways to teach responsibility.I will start them soon :-)

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What you have written here is EXACTLY what we are doing in our home. And boy! Why uou do what you do is exactly what we believed. Cross every ‘t’ and dot every ‘I’ so happy there’s so many of us still believe in principles like such. Thank you. I hope to repost this post of yours. (Need some help with that)

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Thank you so much for putting this website together! My friend pointed me to your website and it makes me even more excited to homeschool! Thank you for all the hard work you have put in to this!

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Hello I just want know if somebody can help, I cant download the file on the preschool chart , the file is damaged, thank you!

The file is fine, but some browsers are having issues with it. I am on vacation right now, but can help you out when I am home.

Ohh thanks, its just the notification I was getting that the file was damaged, but I will wait for your help, thank you very much for your time, enjoy your vacation

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I just want to tell you that you are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your printables and lesson ideas. I know that the detail and collaboration and organization that you have put into all of this must have taken a lot of time and I am so grateful that you are willing to share with the rest of us. A lot of people would probably prefer to keep this treasure to themselves, and I appreciate your sharing. Makes your work go further I guess :)

Thanks so much, JaRelle. :)

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I’m also having difficulty opening the file, receiving a message of “damaged file”. Any help is appreciated. If it would be easier, you could just send the file to my inbox. Thank you! [email protected]

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I’m having a very hard time getting these to print correctly. They view correctly and the print preview shows correctly, but the image from the page repeats across the printed page instead of printing across once, no matter what setting I choose! Any deas?

I would check out this post for pdf printing problems: https://www.homeschoolcreations.net/2013/08/pdf-downloading-and-printing-problems/ Jolanthe

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Oh my gosh Thank you! I needed somthing I could modpdge onto magnets and cookie sheets since my littlest one keeps tearing the paper stuff up. Thank you!! This Fit Perfectly and had just about everything I needed! You just saved my lots of time not having to make one myself

Yay – so glad it will help! :)

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Thank you for sharing these.I didnt have a problem printing them and love the little pictures!Shared them on my homeschooling resources page!

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J! Thank you! We seem to have a house full of kids using your older chore lists we laminated. Go figure! And on a Monday… But the toilets will be clean… And my son started it. Boys are funny! Fart jokes and cleaning sinks :)

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Wow, I recently became a stay at home mom and felt so lost on managing my home. =( I have a 8 yr,5 yr and 2 yr old. Both 5 yr and 2 yr old stay home with me. I thought it would be a breeze since I am an Business Manager usually at in my career. BOY was I wrong!!! I did not realize how behind and out of touch I was with my daily mommy duties. I never allowed kids to help with chores or anything because I am such a perfectionist. Whoa…now I am reaping it. They wont help do a thing unless I am on them. Therefore, I am so blessed to have found this treasure of a website with so much insight and printouts I can have to assist in teaching my children and denying my protectionist self. Thank you for all you do!

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your ideas is so cool for young mothers and for babies of course!

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You can download and use each printable chore chart template on this site for free. You can also find tips on:

  • How to use a chore chart for kids;
  • The chores kids can be expected to do;
  • How to encourage them to do their chores without having to beg!

Chore Chart Maker

With our free chore chart maker you can:

  • Change the background and the theme.
  • Add clipart with various topics such as princesses, superheroes, space, and many more.
  • Add your chore list and edit the text.
  • Insert your child’s photo.

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Add your child’s name, photo, and chore list then print this personalized punch chart. These charts are suitable for kids, from toddlers to teens.

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A selection of free printable chore charts for kids with all of your favorite characters (such as the Minions, Spiderman, Lego, Star Wars, and many others). These are great for toddlers and older kids.

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A selection of free printable chore charts for boys with Spiderman, Ninjago, Superman, Batman, ninjas, and more! Perfect for toddlers and young kids.

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A selection of free printable chore charts for girls with Anna, Elsa, Barbie, Bratz, princesses, fairies, and other girly characters! Perfect for toddlers and young kids.

Age Appropriate Chores

Suggested age-appropriate chores  list for kids with a printable chart. The list includes chores for toddlers, kids, and teenagers.

DIY Magnetic Charts

Print your chore chart on a magnetic sheet, and use it repeatedly. You will need to purchase magnetic paper, but it might work out cheaper in the long run since it will last forever. These charts can accommodate many children on one page and can thus be used in the classroom or as a family chore chart.

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If you are trying to get your entire family to help around the house, then family chore charts might be the perfect solution. There are various templates for different sized families.

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Free chore charts with cute animals , you can make free printable personalized chore charts with your photos, titles, and your very own custom chore list. There are many designs available, and therefore, they are suitable for toddlers to teens.

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Color these black and white chore charts before you use them. When kids decorate their chart, it gets them involved and makes the process fun!

Another way to reduce printing costs is to have your chore chart laminated or slide it into a page protector. The chart can then be reused each week without having to print a new copy each week. Use an erasable marker to mark the chores once complete. Some smudge and others don’t. Some are easier to erase than others. Find one that works for you.

If having a new chore chart each week with a different design or character is going to help your kids do their chores, then I would print a new copy each week! See what works for you and your family.

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How to use a Chore Chart

The more you involve your child, the more successful the entire process will be. Consider holding a family meeting to introduce the chore system and set the rules. List the chores that need to be done together and divide them up fairly, taking into account each family member’s responsibilities, capabilities, available time, etc.

Allow your kids to make suggestions on how to successfully implement the chore system. Once you have decided on the implementation, choose a responsibility chart together (a family chore chart or an individual chore chart for each family member, etc.).

This section of the site includes additional info such as: Why use chore charts? How to use them, age-appropriate chores, and tips on creating a chore list for each child.

If you want your kids to cooperate and help you implement the chore chart system, get them involved in the process.

Let them choose their chore chart, give them some optional chores to choose from, let them decide when the deadline for tasks will be, how many jobs they think they can handle, etc. The more involved they are, the more they will cooperate. If your child chooses the task that he has to do, then the chances are higher that he will do it!

Adapt your chores to your child.

You might find that your child cannot do all of the age-appropriate chores that other kids his age can do. You might need to teach your child how to pack a dishwasher or how to vacuum. Some kids are not capable of doing specific tasks even though they should be able to perform them. You can try and show him how to do it if you think that it will help, but if not, it might only cause frustration. There are enough chores that he can handle. Move on and find something that he can do.

Let your kids choose the prize, privilege, or reward that they will receive if they do their chores.

They can either choose a privilege or small prize or something that you do together as a family, such as going out for ice cream. You might need to intervene and ensure that the reward is reasonable. Once you have agreed on the prize, don’t forget to follow through! You certainly wouldn’t like it if you worked all week and then your boss couldn’t be bothered to give you your salary!

Make sure that your child knows how to do the chores that you are expecting him to do.

Sometimes we assume that they know how to do something, and they don’t. Making a bed, putting dishes in the dishwasher or folding laundry might seem trivial to us, but it isn’t self-explanatory. Show them how to do each chore and watch them doing it to make sure that they understand what you expect from them. In the beginning, you can do the tasks together to ensure that your child knows exactly what you expect of him.

Use incentives.

If your child is not interested in doing chores but wants to do something else, you can explain that they can do whatever they want once they have completed their duties. For example, I understand that you want to go over to your friend, but you have to tidy your room first. This is often the most effective way to get kids to do something. Some children need instant gratification, and they need to know what is in it for them right away.

Start with a few chores and gradually increase them as your child learns to cope with them and gets older.

If you have never asked your child to do chores before and you suddenly present him with a chore list , it might be a little overwhelming. Start with one or two and gradually increase them as your child becomes more proficient. Make sure that your child is physically capable of doing the chores that you have asked him to do. Some tasks seem simple to us, but they are quite tricky for kids.

Try and get your family to work together as a team when getting things done.

It teaches kids how to work together, how to deal with possible conflicts, and about being part of a group with a common goal. Often it is easier to have each person do their own chores, but learning to work together can be a great lesson to teach your kids!

Even young kids want to help out, particularly when their older siblings have chores to do.

It helps them feel grown up and develops their sense of responsibility and self-esteem. You can give them basic chores that they can do, such as picking up toys or feeding your pet. They will feel that they are also contributing and helping out! Sometimes you give your child a chore to do, and it takes longer than if you would have done it yourself. Be patient. They will become more proficient, and it will eventually actually help you.

Be a role model.

If your child sees that you or your spouse don’t complete household chores, then they will do the same. Once you decide what tasks need to completed by a specific time, then this should apply to everyone. If your child sees you leaving your things around the house, then you can’t expect her to put her belongings away.

Hang the chore chart somewhere central, where it will be seen by all family members every day.

It could be on the fridge, on the front door, or even in your kid’s bedroom. If you don’t see the chart, you might forget to implement the chore chart system. Consistency is the key! You can either use an individual chart for each child or have a family chore chart for the entire family.

Print a few of our free editable printable chore charts so that they are ready to use when needed.

Do you use chore charts? Do they help? Please comment below.

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Kids Chore Chart Printable with Pictures – This Chart Really Works!

Created On: October 20   |   Updated: October 20   |   12 Comments

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If you want to teach your kids responsibility and implement a chore chart system at home, then this kids chore chart printable with picture job cards is for you!

I don’t know how many kids chore chart systems that I’ve bought over the years, but I’m guessing it’s been 6 or 7 different ones. I’ve tried pre-filled charts with age appropriate chores, the fancy wood chore charts that you buy in the stores, and the basic white boards that I’ve tried to DIY into a good daily responsibility chart system.

And of those 6 or 7 different kids’ chore charts, none of them lasted more than a few weeks.

Yup, I’m the mom that wants to teach her kids responsibility AND get a little help around the house, but keeping up with a chore chart is just ONE MORE job for me to do.

So, all of my previous chore charts eventually made their ways to the trash can. What can I say? I had the best of intentions, but really bad follow through. 🙂

But I strongly believe that kids thrive on routines, and I also know the importance of encouraging a good work ethic from a young age, so I created these kids’ chore chart printable templates in an attempt to establish a daily responsibility system in our house.

And I’m happy to say that, it worked!

Our daughters know what is expected of them each and every day, and they can easily use their chore and routine charts to make sure that they’re completing their responsibilities… More independent and self-reliant kids = Less work for Mom!

Here’s why I love this printable responsibility chart for kids, how to assemble and use the charts, and where you can get the PDF to use in your own home:

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Why This Kids Chore Chart Printable Works:

  • Flexibility – You can change the picture chore and routine cards each day of the week, and still keep track of the days during the week that your kids complete their responsibilities.
  • Motivation – Write your child’s reward at the bottom of the chart so they can see it and stay motivated.
  • Cute Pictures – The picture chore cards are perfect for younger kids!
  • Different Chart Options – My printable chore chart system comes with 7 different base charts, so you can create a Daily Tasks Chart , a Morning and Evening Routine Chart , a Daily Schedule Chart , or a Chore Chart – and use the 120 picture cards on all of the charts!

Here’s Why Other Chart Systems Didn’t Work for Me…

Here’s my problem with other chore charts that I’ve used in the past…

Our family’s schedule is hectic, and it seems like no two days are the same. Some days we’re watching middle school football games until 10:00pm, and other days we’re running to piano practice and karate class. So we needed a kids chore chart printable that could be easily adjusted day to day, instead of a weekly chore chart template.

Most kids’ chore charts that you find online have specific chores listed in a column on the left side, and then days of the week columns to check off if each job was completed each day.

*By the way, if that style of chart will fit your needs, then I’ve got an entire post with some cute free printable chore charts for kids here !

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But what if some of the jobs don’t need to be done EVERY day of the week? And what if I have a special job that I want my kids to do for just one day? Then they don’t get to fill up their charts with check marks?

Most of the other charts just didn’t fit my needs because they were lacking one important thing – FLEXIBILITY!

I wanted my kids to have the satisfaction of seeing their charts FULL of check marks at the end of the week, and with most other charts that don’t allow you to change the chores and responsibilities for each day, that just wasn’t possible.

How to Use these Kids’ Chore Charts

My printable chore charts for kids consist of two main parts: 1) The actual Chore Chart and 2) The Picture Chore and Routine Cards.

The BEST thing about these charts ( besides the super cute pictures of course! ), is that you can easily swap out the jobs for each day of the week, but still keep track of which days that your kids completed their responsibilities. At the end of the week, if your kids have a check mark on each day, then they get a small reward.

The charts are SO simple to use, which is why they’ve been so successful in our house!

Here’s how to implement my responsibility and routine charts for kids:

Step 1: Decide on a reward for the week, and write it in the space provided.

When your kids complete all of their jobs on their chore charts, it’s nice to reward them with a special treat. Plus, giving your kids rewards for work they’ve done also helps to prepare them for the real world.

After all, do you not get a paycheck for going to work and doing YOUR job? And, don’t you hope to get a raise when you perform well?

I’m trying to teach my kids the importance of hard work. And I want them to understand that they don’t just GET whatever they ask for. For instance, I want the new iphone, but I’m not just going to go out and buy it just because I WANT it. I’m going to save up my money for it, and then I’m going to make sure that it’s a good use of the money that I’ve worked hard to save.

I want my kids to learn the same lesson.

That’s why I reward my girls with a small allowance each week. So they can begin to understand what it means to work for the things that they want, and to save their own money for larger purchases.

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If you don’t want to give your kids money each week, then here are some other ideas for kids’ rewards :

  • Mommy and me date
  • Bowling, ice skating, etc.
  • Dollar movie date
  • Donut date before school
  • Kids’ craft class at Michael’s – These are a lot of fun and only cost $2 per child!
  • Mini Dollar Tree shopping spree – give each child $3 or $4 to spend
  • Let them pick out a treat at a local bakery
  • Movie night date at home – Let them pick out a Redbox or Netflix movie for the family to watch at home together. Throw in some popcorn mixed with M&Ms for an extra special reward!
  • One hour of playtime at an arcade
  • Frappucinos – This is one of my daughters’ favorite rewards. I take them every now and then when Starbucks is doing the BOGO Happy Hour special!
  • Pizza night
  • Small toy that they’ve been wanting
  • Having a friend over for a sleepover

Step 2: Decide what jobs will be on your kids’ chore charts each day.

I’ve found it easiest to change my kids’ chore charts out each night after they go to bed. That way, when they wake up in the morning, their daily responsibility charts are already filled in with fresh jobs to do.

Sometimes the jobs will stay the same day to day, like “ Clear the table “. But some jobs will only need to be completed on school nights, like “ Make lunch for school “. And, if you’re like me, then you let your kids alternate days of doing certain jobs, like “ Feed the dog “.

That’s the beauty of these chore charts for kids… you can easily swap out the jobs day to day, and still keep a record of the days that your kids complete all of their chores for that week!

Step 3: Stick the job cards to the chore charts for kids.

After you’ve decided on chores for each child, just remove the job cards from the previous day and replace them with the new job cards.

I keep all of my job cards in a ziploc bag in a basket in our family command center so that they’re easily accessible. Then I can just swap out the job cards before I go to bed.

picture chore cards with a ziploc bag

Step 4: Put a check mark under each job as it is completed.

I let my girls do this part, because they LOVE using the dry erase marker to check off the chores as they complete them.

They come by that honestly… I LOVE checking things off my printable to do list , too! 🙂

kids chore chart with pictures

Step 5: Keep track of the days of the week that kids complete their jobs.

At the end of the day, if all of the chores were completed, put a check mark on the corresponding day’s box at the bottom of the chart. You can do this at night when you’re swapping out the chores for the next day, or involve your kids in the process and use it as a teachable moment if they missed a job or two.

If they didn’t finish one of their jobs, then they don’t get to mark off that day. It’s up to you if you still give your kids an “A” for effort at the end of the week, or in this case, their “reward” for the week.

How to Assemble the Printable Chore Chart System

If you use my printable chore charts for kids, then you WILL have to do a little bit of work to assemble them, but when your kids are checking off jobs as they complete their daily responsibilities, you’ll be glad you put in the leg work to get this DIY chore chart system going.

Here’s how to print, cut, laminate, and assemble these kids chore chart printable templates:

1. Gather Your Supplies

Here are the supplies you will need:

supplies needed to cut and laminate kids routine charts

  • Printer – This is the home printer that I have , and it is one of the BEST purchases I have ever made! All of my previous printers ran out of ink super quickly, or the ink dried up, but this one is fantastic! You can also get your PDF printed at FedEx Kinko’s instead.
  • Laminator – This is the one that I have and LOVE! The price is pretty reasonable, and it’s actually a really handy tool to have at home. I use it to laminate my weekly meal plan, my freezer inventory checklist, and my daughters’ artwork that I want to save.
  • Laminator pouches – These are the laminating pouches that I use and recommend. For sturdy job cards and charts, look for pouches that are 5 mil in thickness.
  • Paper trimmer – I HIGHLY recommend a paper trimmer to cut out all of the picture job cards. You’ll get straighter edges, and it will save you a bunch of time. Or if you prefer, you can use scissors.
  • Velcro circles – I’ve tried a few different kinds, and these sticky back Velcro brand circles work best. If you’re going to be using all of the picture job cards, then you will need 120 circles.
  • Dry erase marker – The great thing about laminating the charts is that you can use them just like a dry erase board. Wipe the dry erase marker check marks off each night to start fresh the next day.

2. Print out the charts and the picture job cards.

My kids chore chart printable PDF comes with 7 different charts for you to choose from, so you can pick the chart that works best for your family.

morning and evening routine charts, chore chart, and daily routine chart printables

Choose from these different chart options:

  • My Morning Tasks – with space for 8 different routine cards
  • My Morning Tasks – with space for 12 different routine cards
  • My Evening Tasks – with space for 8 different routine cards
  • My Evening Tasks – with space for 12 different routine cards
  • My Daily Tasks – with space for 8 morning and 8 evening jobs
  • Chore Chart – with space for 8 chores and a reward
  • My Schedule Today – more of a daily schedule type chart

3. Cut out the picture chore cards.

Simply cut the job cards out around the black border. I used my trusty paper trimmer to cut mine so that the cards were nice and straight.

4. Laminate the picture chore cards.

To laminate, place the chore cards in a laminator pouch with space in between each card.

Open up the laminating pouch and arrange the picture job cards inside. Be sure to leave about 1/4″ to 1/2″ of space around each square card so that the laminator can create a good seal. Also, do your best to line up the cards in straight lines to make them easier to cut out later.

You may have a few cards that shift slightly as you move the pouch to the laminator, but as long as there is still space between the cards, you should be okay. *See the Wash Hands job card below.

Here’s how my cards looked in the laminator pouch:

picture routine cards going through a laminator

5. Laminate the chore chart.

Simply place the chart that you’re using in the pouch, and send it through the machine like this:

laminating a chore chart template

If you don’t have a laminator, you can also get the laminating done at most office supply stores or FedEx Kinkos. I just chose to buy my own laminator though, because I was always running to Kinkos to have odd projects laminated, and they charge about $2.99 for each sheet.

So purchasing my own laminator actually saved me money in the long run.

6. Cut out each laminated job card.

Next, cut out each individual laminated picture card. I found it easiest to use my paper trimmer for this, but you can also cut out the cards with some sharp scissors.

Just be sure to leave a very small (less than 1/4″) border of clear lamination around each card so that you don’t cut into the lamination seal.

cutting out picture chore cards

7. Add Velcro circles to the chore chart and cards.

Be sure to put the correct Velcro sides on all of the cards! For instance, don’t put the soft, fuzzy sides of the velcro on the back of the job cards AND the chore chart, because then they won’t stick together.

I prefer to use the soft fluffy side of the Velcro on the actual chart base and the rougher, thinner side on the back of the chore cards like this:

velcro circles on laminated chore charts

And then your kids’ chore and routine charts are ready to use!

Just add the chore cards to the black squares on the chart, and hang the chart on your fridge or in your family command center.

What picture job cards are included in the bundle?

There are 120 different job cards included , so there should be plenty of age appropriate jobs for your kids to do! The printable PDF bundle also includes picture cards that are perfect for your younger kids’ and toddlers’ morning and nighttime routines.

Here is the list of chores, routines, and activities that come on the picture cards:

Chore Cards

  • hang clothes in closet
  • put clean clothes away
  • sort laundry
  • fold clothes
  • match socks
  • pick out clothes
  • put clothes in hamper
  • set the table
  • clear the table
  • put dishes in dishwasher
  • empty the dishwasher
  • wash dishes
  • help cook dinner
  • clean toilet
  • clean bathroom mirror
  • clean bathroom
  • trash and recycling
  • take out trash
  • help with groceries
  • rake the leaves
  • mow the yard
  • blow the leaves
  • help with garden
  • water plants
  • water the garden
  • wash the car
  • sweep the porch
  • sweep floors
  • vacuum floors
  • dust bedroom furniture
  • make your bed
  • clean bedroom
  • put toys away
  • mom’s choice chore
  • dad’s choice chore

Pet Related Chore Cards

  • feed the pets
  • feed the fish
  • walk the dog
  • clean out litter box
  • brush the dog
  • wash the dog
  • help with pets

Morning Routine Job Cards

  • pack lunchbox
  • pack backpack
  • go to school
  • go to bus stop
  • eat breakfast
  • get dressed
  • put shoes on
  • put away pajamas
  • put pajamas in hamper
  • clear breakfast dishes
  • put dishes in sink
  • put on deodorant

Nighttime Routine Cards

These job cards are great for reinforcing nighttime routines with your toddlers and preschoolers:

  • make lunch for school
  • do homework
  • get papers ready for school
  • take a bath
  • take a shower
  • take vitamin
  • take medicine
  • put on lotion
  • put on pajamas
  • brush teeth
  • floss teeth
  • brush and floss
  • blow dry hair
  • hang up towel
  • bedtime story
  • go to the bathroom
  • go to sleep
  • say prayers

Daily Activity and Schedule Cards

If you want to use your charts and job cards interchangeably, and create a Daily Schedule chart for your children also, then these picture cards are perfect for that! Use these cards to let your kids know about their plan for the day:

  • read a book
  • have a snack
  • screen time
  • play outside
  • video game time
  • arts & crafts
  • language arts
  • social studies
  • computer & technology
  • cheerleading
  • go to church
  • go to doctor
  • go to dentist
  • write Thank You notes
  • get the mail
  • quiet crafts
  • go shopping

Get the Kids Chore Chart Printable Bundle

This printable kids’ chore chart bundle and the routine charts are available in my SHOP, along with loads of other home management printables!

You can CLICK HERE to purchase my Chore Charts for kids!

Other Printable Chore and Cleaning Charts

Want to check out some of my other cleaning printables? I’ve got some awesome family chore charts (great for older kids!), room-by-room cleaning cards, and weekly cleaning schedules too:

Family Chore Charts that You Can Type In – These printable family chore charts are great to keep track of everyone’s jobs in one place! And you can type into it to customize the chart with your own jobs!

printable family chore charts

Printable Cleaning Cards for Each Room – Have older kids that need to help around the house? Hand them one of these individual room cleaning cards and let them tackle an entire room by themselves! And you can type in the PDF to add your own rooms or chores to the cards!

entry way chore card on a binder ring

Printable Weekly Cleaning Schedule – Use this printable template to create your own weekly cleaning schedule !

editable weekly cleaning schedule PDF on a clipboard

I hope these kids’ chore chart printable templates really help you to teach your kids what it means to be responsible! The charts have worked wonders for my family, and I hope that you love them too!

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this is what I have been looking for. so great. please send. thanks

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I am excited to find a rhythm with these charts. I have them laminated and prepped but I am wondering what people do with the little squares when it is a chore they don’t need for that day. For example, we do laundry on Tuesdays so I don’t need the match socks square until Tuesday. Thanks!

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Hi Kim! I just have all of the extra chore cards in a ziploc bag in a basket with my “family command center”. That way when I change the chore chart for the next day, all of the cards are right there near the chart. Hope that helps! 🙂

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Such a cute chore chart. I am wanting to make something similar for my kids. I will totally be putting teeth brushing on there to get them ready for their upcoming pediatric dentist appointment haha. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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This is such a great chore chart for the kids! I am wanting to makes something similar for the new year. I think I will definitely have to include daily teeth brushing on there to get them ready for the pediatric dentist. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Approximately how big is each char card once laminated and cut?

Hi Nicole! Each chore card is about 1 3/4″ – 2″ after the laminating. 🙂

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Did you print these on cardstock or plain white paper? I wasn’t sure if the cardstock would go through the laminator with ease.

I printed mine on plain white computer paper. I haven’t tried card stock in my laminator, but I think it would work. I would recommend the laminator sheets that I mentioned in the post though… they are thicker so my finished chore cards are really sturdy. 🙂

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Where is the printable for trash and recycle?

Hi Kymberly! The entire printable chore chart is available for purchase in my Shop. The freebie is the printable list of age appropriate chores for kids… as far as taking out the trash and recycling, I would suggest that chore for ages 7 and up. My daughter started taking the kitchen trash out of the trash can and putting in a fresh trash bag at age 7. And she just has to put the trash in the garage to wait for trash day. Does that answer your question? 🙂

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Thank you! Chore Charts is really work. Great list! It’s so true that we need to implement responsibility into our children early on. I am a single mother with three children all of them of preschool age so I know how important keeping organised. The eldest child I raised with a variety of printable charts. The stars chore chart works best. Printable cards and magnets are constantly lost. Now I use the Manini app for three children. These are the same printable cards but in the phone. In the app, you can mark the completion of tasks and children like it very much. And the app has a goal Board that lists all chores and self-care for kids under the age of 5. We mark together with the children the tasks that have already been mastered. Also they actually ask for tasks themselves to make a mark the task. I felt much better. And I’m not nervous and it’s easy for children to become independent. And I have time to take self-care.

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Picture Chore Charts – Free Printables

Getting kids to do chores can be tough — especially if they can’t quite read yet. These printable picture chore charts are the answer as they help kids make doing chores fun. 


1. Print a base chart ( blue or pink ) and write your child’s name on it. 

chore chart with pictures

2. Print and cut out the pieces that will work for your child’s daily or weekly chores. 

chore chart with pictures

3. Laminate the chart and pieces and trim.

4. Add corresponding Velcro strips to the chart and pieces.

5. Place the pieces on the chart in the grey sections and teach your child which chores he is expected to do and how to move the pieces when he is done. Daily Chores – move the pieces a long with each day horizontally. Weekly Chores – move the chores down vertically when completed.

Enjoy helping your child make new habits!

Note: This chore chart has some small parts. Be sure littles don’t try to swallow them as they could harm themselves. Pay special attention to children under 3.

Download the printables: > Chore Chart Blue > Chore Chart Pink > Chore Chart Pieces

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35 Free Printable Chore Chart Templates

If you want to get your family organised at home, a free printable chore chart is the perfect solution. Introducing chore charts for children teaches them a great life lesson, helping kids learn responsibility. Printable chore charts provide consistency, so the kids know exactly what they have to do each day by simply looking at the chart.

Introducing a child’s chore chart isn’t just a useful way to get a little extra help with jobs around the house – there are numerous benefits for your child’s wellbeing and development, too.

free printable chore chart

Benefits of Free Printable Chore Charts

  • Studies show that children who help out around the house from a young age can have better relationships with friends and family when they grow up, because they learn the importance of working together and contributing to their household.
  • When expectations are in place about who needs to do certain chores, families are less likely to argue. A free chore charts template is the perfect visual tool to set these expectations and can also reduce power struggles with parents.
  • Doing chores helps children learn how to manage time – a useful skill for the rest of their lives.
  • Children can experience a surge in brain development when they complete chores. For example, if they set the table they are applying real-life maths and analytic skills as they count how many utensils each person needs. This can also set them up for success in other areas such as reading and writing.
  • A chore planner can help teach kids about self-control and discipline, and this in turn can help them develop financial skills.
  • Chore charts can help teach children to be independent, and as they get older they can check their printable chore list themselves and mark off their chores when they’ve completed them.

How to Use Free Chore Chart Printables

We’ve talked about the benefits of chore charts for children, but how do you introduce a child’s chore chart successfully? Here are a few tips that can help:

  • Start as young as possible! You might think your child is too young to introduce chore chart printables, but many small children are much more capable than we think they are.
  • Make sure you praise your child right from the start rather than waiting until a chore is completed. Encouraging your child while the chore is in progress is the best way to build positive momentum, especially for little ones.
  • Try to have a relaxed approach to how well your children complete their chores. Nobody is perfect, and it’s important not to jump in and do the chores for your child.
  • Be a good role model. Children learn more easily if they see others in the family doing the same thing. Why not try a house chore chart for adults in your family too?
  • Remember it takes time to develop good habits, so don’t be discouraged if a chore chart doesn’t work for your child straight away. Just keep reinforcing the positive behaviour and after a few weeks you’re bound to see some progress.
  • It’s easy to get busy with everyday life, but try and check your child’s chore chart each day with them.
  • Make using your free kid’s chore chart lots of fun for everyone. Put on some loud music, sing songs or see who can finish their chores first!
  • Older children can be rewarded with money if they complete chores. It’s a good way to introduce them to the world of working and how things will be when they get a job as an adult.

chore charts with pictures

chore charts with pictures

Chore charts with pictures are perfect for young children who find them much easier to understand than just a written list of chores, especially if they haven’t started to read yet. Adding pictures lets young kids use free printable chore charts all by themselves. Using pictures is also a simple visual reminder of the chores that need to be done each day or week.

picture chore chart

Our free picture chore charts are simple to use in your own home. Each free chore chart has 3 different coloured columns divided into:

Choose from two different versions of our free printable chore charts with pictures:

  • A landscape version with space for four chores. This printable chore chart also has boxes to write the day of the week, date, month and weather.
  • A portrait version with space for five chores.

picture chore chart

To use, simply print out your free printable chart and cut out the individual daily routine squares. Each square contains a fun picture illustrating a chore that can be stuck onto your child’s chore chart ready to be completed.  The simple format is really easy for young children to follow, and there are lots of simple chores to choose from, such as “set the table” and “wash the dishes”.

You can print as many free children’s chore chart templates as you need to, or if you have a laminator you can laminate the chart and the chore cards so you can reuse them. Simply stick a small amount of blu-tack on the back of each chore card then stick onto the chore sheets printable. Or you can attach Velcro circles to the backs of the cards and to the centre of the boxes on the chore chart.

chore charts for children

chore charts for children

We’ve got a great selection of chore charts for children that will get your young ones helping around the home in no time at all!  If you’re looking for free chore charts for kids, we’ve got lots of colourful, fun designs ready to download and print. We’ve created designs suitable for everyone in the family, including the youngest members and even the adults too!

If you want everyone’s chores all in one place we have a selection of free printable chore charts for multiple kids. We’ve also provide plenty of Blank Chore Chart Printable Templates so you can organise your family’s chores in your own way.

Chore charts can be a great way to teach older children about earning money, and we’ve got you covered if you’re looking for printable pocket money chart ideas.

Chore Chart 3 Year Old

Around 3 years old is the perfect age to start chores, and completing easy tasks helps young kids feel confident and helps their motor skills. Children of around this age love to help, and we’ve got a perfect chore chart for a 3 year old that you can download and print for free.

Children tend to develop an independent streak by age 3, and will enjoy completing tasks all on their own. It’s important to remember that the goal is for your little one to learn how to follow directions and see their chore through to the end. The end result probably won’t be perfect, but small children are learning about a sense of self-pride and responsibility each time they try to complete a chore.

Chore Chart 3 Year Old

Here are a few ideas of tasks to add to your 3-year-old’s chore chart:

  • Put dirty clothes into a basket. You could even turn this into a fun game by letting them throw clothes into a hamper from the other side of a room.
  • Help look after a pet. Children feel a huge bond and love for their pets, and they can easily help with simple tasks like grooming or feeding animals.
  • Watering plants with a small watering can.
  • Put away toys and games. Tidying away these items gives young children a visual result so they can see how they are making a difference and helping the entire household.
  • Setting up the bathroom ready for a bath. Ask your child to fetch their favourite bath toys, towel and face cloth.
  • Stacking books. At the end of story time, ask your three year old to put the books that you’ve read into a neat pile.

4 Year Old Chore Chart

Children of around four years old love to help out around the house and often find cleaning fun! Print out our colourful 4 year old chore chart and choose some tasks around the house that they can help with. Kids of this age will not do everything perfectly but will often do chores well enough.

When deciding which tasks your four year old can do, begin by adding on to any chores they have been completing since their younger years. Add new chores slowly too so that your little one isn’t too overwhelmed with new tasks.

4 Year Old Chore Chart

Some tasks to add to your 4 year old’s chore chart include:

  • Help to sort socks and other laundry. You could put all the socks into a large basket and ask your child to sort them into pairs. It’s a great way to learn the concept of pairs and sets, and they will also get to practise vocabulary to do with colours and patterns.
  • Wiping down the front of appliances like fridges.
  • Make the bed. Make it more fun by asking them to pull the duvet or blanket up and tuck in their favourite teddy.
  • Hang up bags and hats at home. You could put up a hook at a lower height so it’s easier for your little one to do this for themselves.
  • Sweep up leaves in the garden.
  • Dusting furniture.

Chore Chart For 5 Year Old

By the time children are 5 years old, they are often eager to take on more responsibility. You can encourage them further by printing a chore chart for a 5 year old and choosing some tasks that will help give them an increased sense of importance. Just remember to keep tasks fun and simple to keep your youngster motivated, and remember that all children develop at a different rate – so if they’re not ready for some of these chores just yet, don’t worry!

Chore Chart For 5 Year Old

Some chores that might suitable for a 5 year old include:

  • Emptying waste paper baskets.
  • Clearing the table after a meal.
  • Using a hand-held vacuum cleaner.
  • Washing plastic dishes in the sink.
  • Preparing simple meals. Most children love preparing food, even if they start with safe, easy tasks such as washing vegetables or fruit.

6 Year Old Chore Chart

By the time your child is 6, there are lots of chores they can complete around the house that will help you out and give them a great sense of accomplishment, too. A child’s sense of confidence begins to develop around this age, so it’s really important to give them plenty of recognition for how well they’re doing.

Six year olds still want to have lots of fun whilst doing chores, so try and turn their daily or weekly tasks into games and a fun experience if you can.

6 Year Old Chore Chart

Here are few ideas of suitable chores for 6 year olds:

  • Change the toilet paper roll if it’s run out.
  • Empty the dishwasher if you have one.
  • Wipe down bathroom surfaces.
  • Load and unload the washing machine.

Chore Chart 7 Year Old

Doing chores can easily become a part of everyday life by the time a child is 7.  A chore chart for a 7 year old is a great way for them to see their achievements, and you might want to introduce rewards for your child if they’ve completed their tasks for the week. Our chore chart for 7 year olds has space to write down eight chores for your child, so there’s plenty of room to add new chores to the ones they’ve been completing since they were younger.

Chore Chart 7 Year Old

Some chores suitable for a 7 year old include:

  • Pulling weeds. Children of around 7 years old are ready to do more outdoor chores which can help them learn more about plants and nature. It’s also a great excuse for exercise and fresh air.
  • If your vacuum isn’t too big and bulky, this is a great age to let your children try vacuuming the carpet, and most kids enjoy it!
  • An easy and important chore for 7 years olds is getting their school clothes ready for the next day.

Chore Chart For 8 Year Old

By the time your child is 8 years old they are ready to do chores that teach them important life skills whilst also feeling like they’re part of the family. 

Print out a chore chart for your 8 year old with each task carefully labelled so they can complete their chores independently if they want to.

Chore Chart For 8 Year Old

Here are some chores that suitable for 8 year olds:

  • Taking a pet for a walk. Your child may have done simple chores to help look after pets when they were younger, and now they can try the next level of pet care for more independent, older children.
  • Preparing a shopping list. This a great way for younger children to practise maths concepts by working out how many people live in the house, the number of days they need food and how much they eat.
  • Help make dinner. By the time your child is 8 they can become more involved in cooking simple meals and food preparation. You could buy them their own brightly coloured utensils that they also need to wash up later.
  • Put away groceries.

Chore Chart For 9 Year Old

The older children get, the more helpful they can be to the whole family. By the time your child is 9 years old they can handle even more responsibility, so use a chore chart for 9 year olds to add some new, grown-up chores. It’s still helpful for older children to use a chore chart so they can see what’s expected of them and feel a sense of achievement when they have completed their tasks. It’s also a good age to introduce monetary rewards for completing chores at around this age, if you want to.

Chore Chart For 9 Year Old

Some ideas for chores for 9 year olds include:

  • Sewing buttons.
  • Putting younger brothers and sister to bed and helping them get dressed.
  • Washing the car.

Helping with simple household repairs and projects

Chore Chart For 10 Year Old

By the time your child is 10 years old, there are lots of chores they can help with independently around the house and garden. Our free printable chore chart for a 10 year old has room to write down 10 chores.

Although older children usually need less supervision than younger kids, it’s really important to remind your older child about safety issues, for example if they are using a hot stove or household cleaning products. Older children might not always want to help with chores, but using a chore chart can help encourage them especially if you offer suitable rewards.

Chore Chart For 10 Year Old

Some ideas for chores for 10 year olds include:

  • Doing laundry (using the washing machine and tumble dryer).
  • Washing windows.

Chore Charts For Multiple Kids

Chore Charts For Multiple Kids

Our free printable chore charts for multiple kids are a great way to allocate and keep track of the daily chores for all your kids on the same chart. Print out one of our colour-coded, simple charts and divide up the family chores by age, skills or interests. Write each family member’s name on the chart with their list of chores for the week, then display somewhere your whole family can see it.

As each family member completes a chore they can tick or cross them off the list.

Chore Chart For 2 Kids

Our chore chart for 2 kids is the perfect tool for dividing chores for the week between two children.

There’s plenty of space to write a name for each child plus the tasks they’ve got assigned for each day.

Chore Chart For 2 Kids

Chore Chart For 3 Kids

Do you have 3 children in your household? You can divide chores fairly using our free printable chore chart for 3 kids.

Write each name in the space provided then fill in their chores for the week. Stick up on a notice board or fridge so that everyone can easily check their list and cross off each chore when it’s completed.

Chore Chart For 3 Kids

Chore Chart For 4 Kids

Our printable chore chart for 4 kids is a handy visual reminder of everyone’s responsibilities and tasks for the week ahead. Each child has their own colour-coded section so it’s easy for them to check their own chores.

Chore Chart For 4 Kids

Chore Chart For 5 Kids

Do you have a large family with 5 children? We have the perfect chore chart for 5 kids. This colourful chart is divided into simple, colour-coded sections with room for each child’s list of chores under their name. It’s nice and simple so you can see everyone’s tasks for the week at a glance.

If you want to reuse the chart, laminate and use a dry-wipe marker to tick off chores.

Chore Chart For 5 Kids

Allowance Chore Chart Templates

Many families pay their kids pocket money for doing chores, and we’ve got some great allowance chore chart templates that are perfect for keeping track of your child’s chore list and how much they’ve earned.

Every family has a different approach to how much pocket money you should give your children for completing chores, and ultimately it’s down to what works best for your household.

Some of the benefits of paying your child for completing chores include:

  • Earning money by doing chores is a great lesson to prepare children for the real world.
  • Children often appreciate new toys more if they’ve earned them by doing chores.
  • Kids respond well to incentives, so it can mean chores get done a lot more quickly and with less nagging from parents.
  • An allowance chore chart can help children learn basic maths and financial skills.

Chores Money Chart

This printable chores money chart is a handy visual reminder of how many chores your child has to do to earn money during the week. There are columns for the chore, the value of the chore, a tick box for each day of the week and a total at the end of each row. There’s also a total allowance earned box at the bottom of the chart so your kid can see how much they’ve earned over the week.

Chores Money Chart

Allowance Chore Chart Tracker

This colourful allowance chore chart tracker is a fun way for kids to keep track of how much money they’ve earned by doing chores. At the end of the week they can add up the total from each day to see how much total allowance they have earned – a great way to practise maths skills too!

Allowance Chore Chart Tracker

Pocket Money Chores Chart

If your child wants to do chores to earn extra money to spend on toys and other fun things, they can use this helpful pocket money chores chart to keep track throughout the week.

When Saturday arrives, you can help them add up how much they’ve earned during the week.

Pocket Money Chores Chart

Blank Chore Chart Printable Templates

Every household is different, so we’ve created some handy blank chore chart templates so you can customize your own free chore charts to suit your family.

Blank Chore Chart Template Daily & Weekly

Every family has chores that need to be completed daily and other chores that only need to be done once a week. This blank chore chart template lets you add daily & weekly chores all on one handy printable sheet.

Blank Chore Chart Template Daily & Weekly

Daily Blank Chore Chart

This free printable daily blank chore chart has room for plenty of chores that need to be completed each day. There’s a handy notes section at the bottom too – why not make a quick list of any new cleaning products you might need to buy if you’ve run out whilst doing the chores?

Daily Blank Chore Chart

Landscape Blank Chore Chart

Print out this landscape blank chore chart and add your own list of chores for the week. You can then display the printable chore chart on a noticeboard or fridge and tick off the chores once they’ve been completed.

Landscape Blank Chore Chart

Family Chore Chart Template Pack

Our family chore chart template pack has everything you need to get the whole household involved in doing chores. The bright and colourful chore charts have easy-to-follow sections for each day of the week and are colour-coded so different family members can easily see what their chores are. It’s a perfect visual tool for helping everyone stay organised!

Chore Chart For Family Of 2

This colourful chore chart for family of 2 lets you divide the chores for a week in a simple, clear format. There are two colour-coded sections, one for each family member. Simply cross off each chore once they’ve been completed and the household tasks will all be done in no time at all.

Chore Chart For Family Of 2

Chore Chart For Family Of 3

Our printable chore chart for family of 3 will help everyone keep on track with their chores each week. There’s a section for each family member and a column for every day of the week. Why not turn chores into a challenge and see who can finish all their tasks first each day?

Chore Chart For Family Of 3

Chore Chart For Family Of 4

This chore chart for family of 4 is the perfect visual tool for keeping your household organised with daily chores. Divide chores based on age, ability and interest then add under each family member’s colour-coded section on the chore chart.

Sharing chores is a great way to make sure that one person isn’t burdened with all the hard work, and helps families learn to work together as a team.

Chore Chart For Family Of 4

Chore Chart For Family Of 5

If you have a big family then organising chores can be tricky, but this chore chart for family of 5 can really help everyone stay on track.

Each member of the family has their own colour-coded section where they can find all of their chores for the week and can mark them off their list as they go along. You could even offer a small reward or prize for the first person in the family who finishes all their chores!

Chore Chart For Family Of 5

Printable Adult Chore Charts

It’s not just children that can benefit from a chore chart, and we have some lovely, printable adult chore charts that you can use in your home. A chore chart will help most adults keep their houses clean and tidy too and can be the secret to an organised home.

Here are just a few of the benefits of printable chore charts for adults:

  • A chore chart can help jobs get done on time, so that smaller tasks don’t pile up and become overwhelming. It can stop the mess getting out of control before it gets too much.
  • A clean and tidy house is much more pleasant to live in and you should feel less stressed.
  • If you cross off jobs as you go along, you’ll feel a growing sense of accomplishment.
  • You will have a record of everything you’ve completed already. So if you can’t remember the last time you changed the bed sheets or cleaned the bathroom, you can check back on your chore charts.

Free Printable Adult Chore Charts

Chore charts can be a useful visual tool for every household, whatever the size of your family. Not only will your house be tidier, cleaner and more organised, there are also lots of benefits of chore charts for children of all ages and adults too.

Chore charts can help your child become more independent, manage their own time and understand finances, and can even help with their brain development. Even the smallest children can start with some basic chores so that by the time they reach their teenage years they’re ready to take on bigger responsibilities and challenges.  

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Are you ready for a happy, healthy, and productive home? Kids with busy hands make good learners. When parents teach responsibility through chores, it can aid in their child’s growth and stability. It’s never too early to teach your children how to be responsible. So let’s get your kids to help out around the house using printable chore charts! Download free printable chore charts with pictures below!

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Rewards for Chore Charts

Printable chore charts for kids are a great way to help them learn the importance of responsibility and completing tasks. By assigning specific tasks to each day of the week, your child will know exactly what is expected of them. This will help them to stay on track and avoid forgetting any important chores. When used in conjunction with rewards, chore charts can be an effective tool to introduce chores for children. There are many different ways to use rewards with chore charts.

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Customize visual schedules that teach kids independence. No more nagging, no more stress.

One way is to offer younger children a small reward for their chores. For example, if we have our child wash dishes after eating, we can give them a stuffed toy, a book, or anything they fancy as a form of reward. Another way is to offer a larger reward, like an  allowance , for older children.

Regardless of the method used, rewards can be an excellent motivator for kids if combined with creative chore ideas. We could assign our older children to prepare a simple meal (like a sandwich or a salad) with minimal supervision. We could also give them a new set of clothes, a new device, or even an extra allowance to teach them the value of saving money. Whatever the reward may be, we have to give them something they can cherish and remember as a part of their accomplishments.

Printable, Customizable Chore Chart for Kids

Every parenting tips include delegating tasks to your toddler. Printable chore charts can ease up the process! And, when you make the chore chart yourself, it can be customized to fit your family’s needs. To get started, decide on the age-appropriate chore ideas for your kids.

After that, come up with a system for rewarding them for a job well done. With a little creativity, you can design a chore chart that will help you teach responsibility and have fun at the same time! Let’s divide them into age groups to clarify how we can set a detailed chore chart:

Chore Chart for Toddlers & Pre-schoolers (1 to 3 Years Old)

When it comes to assigning chores to our little ones, there are plenty of age-appropriate tasks that we can consider. Toddlers and preschoolers can do things like putting their toys away, helping to set the table, dusting, wiping up spills, feeding pets, putting laundry in the hamper, and watering plants.

To make it more interactive for them, we can create cut-out images of chores that they can put in columns labeled “to-do” and “done.” This way, they can see what they need to do and visually track their progress by placing the pictures in the respective columns. A good way to attach the pictures is by using Velcro, so it’s easy for little hands to manage.

Chore Chart for Elementary School Kids (4 to 7 Years Old)

Many of the tasks that are appropriate for toddlers are also suitable for elementary schoolers. Some new chores that you could consider assigning to your elementary school-aged children are taking out the trash, vacuuming, helping to cook dinner, washing their own dishes, and sweeping the floor. By involving your children in household tasks, you’re not only teaching them responsibility but also building their confidence and independence.

To make completing these tasks more fun and rewarding, you could create a point system. You can assign each task a certain number of points, and your children could redeem points for rewards. The point system could have three columns: one for the list of tasks, one for when they complete a task, and the last for the number of points earned for each task.

Chore Chart for Tweens (8 to 12 Years Old)

Again, many tasks suitable for younger kids will be fine for tweens. Some that you could consider adding are making simple lunches, walking dogs, helping to clean bathrooms, or changing bedsheets. To encourage a more equal division of chores, we can create a calendar-type chart. From there, we can print a checkbox along with the tasks the child must finish weekly.

chore charts. A boy washes dishes with his mother.

Customize Your Chore Chart in Unlimited Ways

There are many printable chore charts for kids available on the internet. However, a lot of them are fairly generic, with very limited ways to customize them. With Goally, you can set up your own customizable chore chart in unlimited ways! You can add or remove tasks, set deadlines, and assign rewards. This makes it easy to tailor the chart to your child’s individual needs and preferences. Additionally, Goally offers a mobile app that makes it even easier to keep track of your child’s progress and ensure that tasks are being completed.

Create Visual Models For Schedules

Printable chore charts for kids can be an effective way to help them stay on track with their daily tasks. By creating visual models for schedules using Goally, they can understand how to keep up with expectations and how to stay organized. This can ultimately lead to less conflict and a more positive household dynamic. Plus, it’ll be one less thing for you to have to keep track of!

Customize Chores, Checklists and Reminders 

Printable chore charts with customizable checklists and reminders make it easy for parents to supervise their children’s progress. The app allows parents to select from a range of activities and chores and then set a schedule and reminders for when each task needs to be completed. This is a great way for parents to ensure their kids are completing their chores and helps to keep the family organized.

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Have Goally Count Up the Points for You

Printable chore charts are a great way to get kids involved in helping around the house. By assigning specific tasks to each child and having them keep track of their own progress, they can feel a sense of ownership and responsibility for keeping the home clean and organized.

Goally can help by keeping track of the points each child earns for completing their chores and providing a visual representation of their progress. This can motivate kids to keep up the good work, and can also help parents to identify which areas may need more attention.

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Ready to start using tech to simplify your life and make chores fun for your child? Goally’s skill building tablet for kids has routines that break down large tasks into small, achievable steps. It helps kids complete their tasks independently! 

A blue Goally tablet showing a routine for "put on pajamas." There's a visual timer, a picture of pjs, and an audio prompt.

Create custom routines with your own videos & pictures for every step. As a parent, you manage, create, and track progress of your child’s daily chores with Goally. Set expectations for daily chores and encourage your child’s independence with Goally, keeping them motivated the whole time.

The best part? You can invite infinite members (think family members, nanny, etc) to join your child’s Care Team to make sure everyone is on the same page.

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How Chore Charts Can Help You

Printable chore charts are a great way of encouraging your child to help out around the home, and thus develop a sense of responsibility. For more advice on parenting and family lifestyle tips, check out the other articles on our website today!

This post was originally published on 09/01/2022. It was updated on 06/19/2023. 

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Of course, these are just ideas to get you started, and your list of chores may be different. But even if you give your toddler just one chore, it's a start, and y ou can add jobs to your child's chore chart with every birthday (or every few months!).  The result? You’ll get a lending hand, and she’ll learn responsibility and the value in helping out around the house.

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Let’s Make Doing Chores Fun and Easy! Use Template.net Free Printable Blank Chore Charts for your Toddlers, Kids, Teenagers, and even the Whole Family. Create One Using the Beautiful Designs and Themes. There are Various Editable Templates on the Website, from Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Charts. Download Yours Now!

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The Free Editable Chore Chart Templates on Template.net will help you set up your business and give you the checklists and presentation templates you need for your business. There are charts for weekly, monthly, daily, blank, and even personal chores. Template.net has everything you need and even more. Choose one of the many templates in our template library, download it, and start making better presentations!

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Our Free Editable Chore Chart Templates will help you make chore charts in all shapes and sizes. From periodical chore charts like daily, monthly, and weekly, to more specialized chore charts for children, toddlers, and daily responsibilities. Our template library also offers other kinds of templates for other purposes. From BMI charts to military time and conversion. And not only are these templates available for download, but they are also completely free to edit. With our very convenient built-in editor tool, you can add elements to a template of your choice by Using our very handy drag-and-drop feature. Add vector art, layouts, backgrounds, and stock photos to give it a more personal taste. You could even change the text styles and font styles to present your chart labels and titles better, highlighting creativity and clarity at the same time. Once you’ve made your template exactly as you want it, just as easily download it in multiple file formats of your choice.

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This article was co-authored by Wits End Parenting . Wits End Parenting is a parent-coaching practice based in Berkeley, California specializing in strong-willed, “spirited” children with impulsivity, emotional volatility, difficulty “listening,” defiance, and aggression. Wits End Parenting's counselors incorporate positive discipline that is tailored to each child’s temperament while also providing long-term results, freeing parents from the need to continually re-invent their discipline strategies. There are 7 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed 76,093 times.

A chore chart is an excellent way to keep track of your daily responsibilities and maintain a well-kept home. An orderly home will make your guests feel more comfortable, your possessions last longer, and the overall atmosphere of your home more pleasant appearing and smelling. Add the fact that it's always easier to lay your hands on something put away in the right place, and it's hard to imagine why someone wouldn't make use of a chore chart. With a few supplies and an awareness of what needs to be done, you'll soon be checking off chores on your very own chore chart.

Planning Your Chore Chart

Step 1 Write a list of all your chores.

  • Cleaning the bathroom
  • Making beds
  • Tidying bedrooms
  • Putting away dishes
  • Folding laundry

Step 2 Choose the best schedule for your daily life.

  • Chore charts can be as general or specific as you like. For those who have difficulty finding time to do chores, you may want a very specific chore chart and schedule.
  • Some people find it easier to assign chores to a day, or even week. In this case, the person who has to do the chore will have an entire day or week to check off the chore from the chart. [2] X Research source

Step 3 Divide and conquer.

  • This is a great technique for children who are resistant to chores. Once they see how much work you do next to their few around-the-house tasks, they'll likely be less difficult.
  • Allow some flexibility with chore assignments. If someone particularly hates a specific chore, maybe a less hated one can be exchanged for it. [3] X Research source

Step 4 Gather your chore chart making materials.

  • Binder ring (optional)
  • Card stock (optional)
  • Dry erase board
  • Dry erase markers
  • Notebook (optional)
  • Paper (optional)
  • Pen (optional)
  • Stickers (optional)

Making a Chore Chart

Step 1 Prepare your supplies.

  • If you have five chores, you should have at least six rows. The topmost row will be for days of the week, so you'll need one more row than your number of chores. [6] X Research source

Step 3 Draw a diagonal line in the upper left hand box.

  • If you don't have enough room in your top row to write out the entire name of each day of the week, use simple abbreviations, like: M, T, W, TH, F, S, SU

Step 5 Mark off completed chores.

  • For example, when the chore doer's bed is made, you'll put a check mark in the box to the right of "Make Bed" in the corresponding column for the day of the week.
  • For children especially resistant to chores, you may want to do a brief inspecting of the work before you hand out a check mark.

Step 6 Offer chore incentives to make joyful workers.

  • For chores that alternate doers per day, week, or a similar situation, you might want to use initials to mark the chore complete and keep track of order.
  • For example, if Billy takes out the trash Tuesday but Susan is expected to on Thursday, initials would clearly indicate both whose turn it is and chore completion.

Step 8 Separate chore lists for picky chore doers.

Ensuring the Job gets Done

Step 1 Supervise and lend a helping hand.

  • Play the word chain game while you work. Choose a category, and take turns while doing chores chaining together the last letter of a word in that category with the first letter of the next word. For example: Category : Sports basebal l → l ug e → e ight bal l → l imb o ...

Step 2 Offer reward for full completion.

  • Write down all parts involved in doing the chore on card stock and punch a hole in its upper left hand corner.
  • Put a binder ring in the punched corner.
  • Leave the card in the room where the chore will be done.
  • Attach the binder ring somewhere obvious, but out of the way. Maybe on the arm of a lamp, or onto a rung of a chair that sits off in the corner.
  • For rooms that have multiple chores, you can collect several cards on the same binder ring.

Expert Q&A

  • For children especially, allowing a little personalization of a chore list can help them to take ownership of it. Be creative, and allow chore doers to be creative as well! [11] X Research source Thanks Helpful 1 Not Helpful 0

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To make a chore chart, start by writing out a list of chores that need to be done in your household on a weekly basis. Next, divide the tasks among the members of your household, taking account of each person’s abilities and schedules. Then, draw a chart on a dry erase board with eight columns and as many rows as you have chores. In the first column, list each chore, and on the top row, list each day of the week. Finally, have each person put a check mark in the correct spot with a marker in their assigned color each time they finish a chore. For tips on how to motivate your kids to do their chores, keep reading! Did this summary help you? Yes No

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    123 templates Create a blank Chore Chart Pink Colorful Cute Illustration Chore Chart Graph by Pikla Studio Rainbow Children Chore Chart Graph by viveradesign Green Beige Pastel Colorful Kids Chore Chart Graph by lerinartstudio Pink Illustrated Unicorn Kid Chore Chart Graph by myhovn Beige Elegant Modern Weekly Chore Chart Graph by Irina Trigubova

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    20+ Printable Chore Charts (Even For Teens and Kids!) To Get the Whole Fam Involved. Ah, spring. Time to declutter, organize, print some cleaning checklists and get going on all the house projects ...

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    23 FREE Chore Chart Templates for Kids. If your children struggle to complete their chores, then using a chore chart is an excellent way to encourage them. Chores teach kids a range of skills and give them a sense of responsibility. It is not always easy, however, to get kids to do their chores. They can make excuses or not feel motivated to ...

  21. Chore Chart Printables for Kids

    Printable chore charts for toddlers and preschoolers. Here are two free printable chore charts, one for 2-year-olds and one for 3-year-olds, that you can use at home. You can add other tasks to them or use them as models for making your own, if you'd like. The idea is to start small and then build up from there.

  22. Chore Charts

    Our Free Editable Chore Chart Templates will help you make chore charts in all shapes and sizes. From periodical chore charts like daily, monthly, and weekly, to more specialized chore charts for children, toddlers, and daily responsibilities. Our template library also offers other kinds of templates for other purposes.

  23. How to Make a Chore Chart (with Pictures)

    Do so from the upper left of the box to its lower right corner. In the bottom left triangle, write "Chores" to indicate the left column is for chores. In the upper right triangle, write "Days" to indicate the top row is for days. This way there won't be any confusion, and your chart will look tidy and complete. 4.