Finding the best free printable chore chart for kids was something I spent my spring break looking for. In the end, I couldn’t find the exact template I was looking for, so I decided to create my own! This chart includes daily chores as well as weekly chores broken down by the day of the week.
What I have found is that as much as I thought our 4 year old would be too young to do many things, he has been eager to join in since the charts were introduced. Cleaning the boys’ bathroom was one I put on Graham’s list (age 8). Since Davis has been watching, he too wants to participate. The more the merrier when it comes to that place! By all means, we can use all the clean we can get in there.
HOW TO ASSIGN CHORES
If you are looking for a “method” on assigning chores to your kids, just take a look at the things they are already doing or maybe that they already help you with. An example would be vacuuming. Our 4 year old already had an interest in vacuuming, so it was worth it to me to teach him the correct way and let him vacuum his room as one of his weekly chores. It made him feel like a “big boy” and took one less room off of my shoulders. Also, making up beds is a great one to add to any age. They may not be great at it at first, but just embrace the learning and go with it! Remember, they are not going to be perfect and we shouldn’t expect perfection! What we are trying to do is teach skills, encourage teamwork and a sense of responsibility in a family (oh, and a little more sanity for you).
HOW TO USE THE CHORE CHART
Simply print the free printable chore chart off and use it right away. If you would like to make it reusable (of course you do) then just laminate it and use a dry erase marker or place this inside a cheap picture frame and place on a book shelf, bathroom or where ever it will be most useful. Ours hangs on the refrigerator where everyone will always have their eyes on it in order to remember. It has been fun to see how the boys head over to check it instinctively after a few weeks of using it. REMEMBER: Cut your kids some slack, it takes at least 2 weeks to establish a habit and maybe even longer for little kids.
Print Here: Free Printable Chore Chart for Kids
How do you assign chores and do you use a chore chart?