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I love the whole concept of chore charts for kids.
A responsibility chart is an easy way to make chores a little more fun for kids and help them stay on track with the tasks they need to do.
And that’s crucial! Let’s be honest– Kids would much rather be browsing YouTube or playing a game than taking out the bathroom trash.
Chore charts are also great for practicing positive reinforcement as a parent. (Maybe they will get small reward for completing their chart for a week/month, for example.)
How to create a DIY chore chart
Step 1: Download and print the weekly printable chore chart PDF
You can download the chore chart by clicking the link or picture/preview below.
Step 2: Laminate
Next, laminate your chore chart so that you can use it over and over again without having to print new copies each week.
Laminating also makes it sturdier and you’ll be able to write on it with a dry erase marker.
Quick tip: Self-laminating sheets make this extremely easy to do!
Step 3: Assign age appropriate chores for your kids to do each week
Next, you’ll want to assign age appropriate chores for your kids to do.
If you’re wondering… What chores are age appropriate? Here are a few ideas:
Age appropriate chores for toddlers (2-3 years old)
- Pick up toys
- Put clothes in the hamper
- Dust (feather duster or sock on hand)
- Help wipe up messes
- Help put clothes in the dryer
Age appropriate chores for preschoolers (4-5 years old)
- Match socks
- Help take care of pets
- Clear and set the table
- Empty small trash cans
- Help put laundry away
Age appropriate chores for elementary age (6-9+ years old)
- Sort and fold laundry
- Help put laundry away
- Help pack school lunches
- Wipe counters
Just remember– The more specific you can be with their chores, the better!
Step 4: Hang your chore chart where it can easily be seen and reached
And finally, hang your printable kids chore chart where your child can see it and within reach so that it’s easy to check things off.
One good place is the fridge– Once your chore chart is laminated, you can use basic magnets to put it on the fridge or any other place you want.
More chore charts for kids
I LOVE printable freebies– BUT if, after reading over this, you think you’d rather just purchase a magnetic chore chart or you need a single chore chart for multiple kids, here are a few of our top picks from Amazon.
Roscoe Learning Responsibility Star Chart
Magnetic Behavior Chalkboard Rewards Chore Chart
Kenson Kids “I Can Do It” Reward and Responsibility Chart
Magnetic Behavior/Star/Reward Chore Chart
pneat Good Behavior/Chore Chart
Melissa & Doug Magnetic Responsibility Chart
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