If you want to teach your kids work ethic and get help around the house, this chore chart will give you a way to do just that!
This free printable chore chart template for kids of all ages gives you a simple way to get started teaching your kids responsibility.
When you have kids who argue over whose turn it is to do what chore, this blank chore printable will help you make your own chore chart by assigning each child a different responsibility each week, as well as create a visual reminder of the daily tasks that your child needs to do.
It’s important to teach our children to do chores because we feel it teaches them to be good stewards and to be aware of what it takes to make a home run smoothly. Even the littlest ones can pitch in!
Free Printable Chore Chart Template PDF
Download this free printable blank chore chart and fill it in with whatever tasks and responsibilities fit your family.
You can click the photo below to securely download it, then open it up as a PDF and make as many copies as you need.
The printable chore chart has two pages: the first chore chart has a Bible verse on it and the second has an encouraging affirmation.
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Chore Ideas for Kids
Our children are expected to help with household chores and also keep their room (somewhat) clean.
Here are 25 chore ideas for kids that we have our own four children do around the house:
- Wipe the table
- Sweep the floor
- Take out the recycling
- Take out the garbage
- Load the dishwasher
- Unload and put away clean dishes (older kids)
- Wipe down kitchen chairs
- Vacuum carpeted steps (older kids)
- Wipe mirrors and sliding doors
- Take out trash
- Wipe baseboards
- Make bed
- Put clean clothes away
- Two-Minute Tidy of their bedroom
- Put away shoes
- Clean bathroom counter and faucet
- Wipe down and clean out toilet
- Wipe down door and cabinet handles
- Sort laundry
- Fold clean clothes
- Clean out fridge and freezer (older kids)
- Put away toys
How to Make Your Own Chore Chart
Only you know what works best for your family as far as helping out. You can make your own chore chart by using our free printable blank chart to add in tasks that you want your children to do daily or once or twice per week, either for their own benefit or for the family’s benefit.
If your child is two or three, you may not want to fill up the whole chart! Just start by listing two simple chores they can learn to do each day, like helping you wipe the table or putting away child-safe dishes. Add in one chore they can do once a week, like dusting. My littles love dusting!
You could also add a couple of tasks for bedtime, like brushing your teeth, getting a drink, and going potty. Even the things that seem obvious to us can be hard for a little one to remember.
If you have older children, try adding three chores that they can do to benefit the family each week (cleaning the toilets, mopping, and taking out the trash, for example) and one chore that can benefit them each week (putting away clean clothes or cleaning their dresser). Then add in any daily tasks they’re responsible for.
Try to make it fun and remember that you’re teaching your children over the long term to take responsibility and have a good work ethic. It’s worth the effort!