This printable chore chart for kids will help keep your family on track with their weekly responsibilities. As a mom of three, it’s the only way to make sure that all of my children know what needs to be done on a daily basis.
This free weekly chore chart template is something that I’ve continuously used over the last decade to let my littles know about the daily chores I expect them to do on a regular basis. You can swap out the chore ideas you’d like done and customize it as need be. Naturally, as my children age, their chores change with time which means I just adjust their tasks accordingly. I love that I can swap out assignments as I see fit.
Printable Chore Chart Ideas For Kids – Weekly Chore Chart Template
That’s why I decided to share a blank chore chart printable with you instead of one that is already filled out because I know that every responsibility chart will require different things. Depending on the home, there are different basic life skills that are currently being worked on. Are you currently trying to teach basic chores like:
- Brush teeth
- Sort laundry by color
- Make bed
- Match socks
- Brush hair
Or are you working on extra chores like:
- Sweep up the leaves
- Clean out the garage
- Lessen screen time for 30 minutes a day
- Clean bathrooms
For example. in a few days, we plan on putting together a backyard garden. This will require lots of watering and tending. I know that I have to add a line item to my children’s’ lists. But if you don’t have a garden, then you won’t need this on your chore chart for kids! So, blank is the way to go.
As a rule of thumb, it’s also appropriate to include age-appropriate tasks when trying to teach personal responsibility. Can a 4-year old really help with cleaning out the garage yet? Maybe they should just worry about putting their pajamas in the hamper. During this stage, it’s really all about building healthy habits through repetition.
What chores should be done weekly?
For children, there are a number of chores that can be done weekly. Let’s start with their rooms and break down some simple tasks.
Your son/daughter can be responsible for making their own bed, picking up their toys, managing their laundry (putting clothes in the laundry basket), dusting, and sweeping the floor.
Once you move onto the rest of the house, depending on their age, you can add on additional tasks like taking out the garbage, being responsible for recycling, handling the dishwasher, folding all the laundry – etc. But here is the trick – push them a little bit out of their comfort zone, but just a tad. Challenge them in the beginning, but watch if they struggle.
If they continue to struggle, then the chore is too hard for their age and you must adjust down. However, please remember – kids are resilient. You will be surprised at what they can handle. Add some easy and hard options and see what happens!
My littles were putting away their own laundry in Kindergarten and mopping the floors before they even knew how to write. AND THEY SURVIVED. PS – here are some family laundry tips if you don’t know where to start. Now, I have three big helpers who are all hands on deck – not always thrilled about it – but who knows exactly what needs to get done and how. Give them daily tasks and age-appropriate weekly tasks to do and they will do them.
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What Are Some Chore Chart Ideas?
If you wanted to have an idea of what I’ve written on my personal chore charts in the past, here are some options to consider:
- Brush your teeth
- Make your bed
- Bring out your laundry (here are some laundry safety tips for kids)
- Walk the dog
- Put your shoes away
- Do your homework
- Put your lunch box away
- Tidy up the living room
- Clear the dining room table
- Set the table
- Wipe down the kitchen – speed cleaner
These tasks work for almost EVERY school-aged child and are also a great way to teach kids independence. If I’m being honest with you, my 7-year-old AND my 12-year-old STILL need reminders of these tasks. LOL! Assigned chores are a great way to teach responsibility. I hope this one helped you in some way.
Allowing your children to take control of their daily responsibilities will teach them critical life skills and prepare them for their own future. Choose age-appropriate chores and household tasks, encourage them along the way, and watch your littles soar!
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