Troubled keeping your home organized? Then maybe it’s about time to initiate a ‘family meeting’ to really talk about what’s not working well in your home. Is everyone pulling a fair share in maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness? Snag a copy of this chore chart for everyone to start doing!
Let’s talk about family chores on the blog today. Have you been outlining each family member’s responsibilities for the house, too? To make planning easier for us all, I have some free printable chore charts for the entire family that can help everybody know his share of work!
Before we begin, let me show you how our family chore chart looks like. We’ve been writing everyone’s task so we can keep the house in order. We have an active boy and a baby hence keeping our little abode organized certainly means teamwork.
For a month already, that family chore char has been hanging on our fridge’s door. Does it work? Certainly!
All members in the household can easily see (in case someone needs a little reminder) his home assignment. For example, my husband knows that he’s the person in charge in maintaining the garage and the car clean as well as doing the heavy laundry! Even the little boy knows that he has to make his own bed and that he has to put back his toys in their proper shelves after playing them! We don’t have a spotless home, I admit. But we have created a system that makes it a comfortable place to be in.
And if you look around the blog, you will find some other chore chart templates that I have created, especially designed for the little ones. We’ve tried several different ways of motivating the kid to work already! As you may already know, I really emphasize the importance of involving the kid in doing chores in our home. It’s really important to make kids understand early on the value of responsibility and work.
So, are chores in your house well, a chore for everyone? Let’s make the load a bit lighter by distributing it to everyone… including the kids so they can be trained!
The Free Printable Chore Charts
Here are some pretty and cute free chore charts to make everyone own a share of the load for the house to make it easier for each one to move around!
1. Free Family Chore Chart
I am sharing this family chore chart first because I especially love it. This chore chart will make each member of the family view their share of work. The first two boxes are for the mom and the dad while the remaining boxes are for the kids! Moms, write each name of your kid in the boxes provided for so they can own their house load!
Would you love to try this chore chart at home? Snag a copy >HERE< and don’t forget to make this chart easily accessible for everyone!
2. Age-Appropriate Chores
One important thing to consider when assigning chores to your kids is to make sure that you are giving them chores tailored to their level. For example, a five-year-old boy may already help sorting out the laundry by color while a teenager can already be involved in doing yard work. Would you like to get a copy of this? You can get this guide over >HERE<! (It’s in PDF copy!)
I have listed down some common work loads that can be distributed to all household members in this next freebie. You can print off this handy printable chore chart and check if the chores assigned per age level are also applicable for your kids, grouped into the following categories:
- Toddler (2-3 years old)
- Preschooler (4-5 years old)
- Elementary (6-9 years old)
- Tween (10-12 years old)
Another thing that I am are starting to teach my kid right now is that money comes from work. Instead of just buying all the toys and other things that he likes, I make him earn his own money by completing some chores. It’s also my way of strengthening their lessons about money in school. After getting rewarded for some tasks done, I let him save and spend his own hard-earned money.
If you also like to try this idea, here’s the printable cash card for chores that you can use to motivate your kids. While teaching about chores and money is a lifelong lesson, we can start with this. To use this sheet, simply print and cut out the chore cards!
Do you have another chore in mind that you wish added in the card? Not a problem! I am also sharing a blank chore card template that you can print! With this blank card, you can scribble any chore that is tailored to your kid’s age level! I am sharing the two chore chart templates in one file. To get the two printable cash cards, simply hop over >HERE<.
4. Daily Chore Charts for Kids
Looking for a daily day chore chart? As I’ve told you in the beginning of this post, I have also previously released some free chore charts on the blog, like this free Daily Chore Chart for the kids. This chart is perfect to use for multiple kids, even if you have kids who can’t read yet! To use, you may write or have the kid draw the chores in the boxes on a daily basis! So colorful, kids will love to use the page! Have them color the drawings, too, so they can own the chart!
Here then is where you should go if in case you would like to use this chart. Don’t be surprised because on the landing page, you will also find other another chart template that is perfect for the kids. That free printable chart has a spot for your to use should you also like to try the reward system while using the chore chart!
Pinteresting Finds: Printable Chore Charts
If your browse through Pinterest and search for some chore char ideas, there you’ll be amazed to see several finds that will inspire you to finally create a chore chart system in your family (in case you still don’t have). To make it even easier for you, I have gathered a few different printable chore chart choices for your family to use, call these my favorites! The following ideas might be perfect for you to apply in your home so browse along!
I am totally digging this Chore Jar idea by Whatever Dee Wants blog. In a jar, sticks of daily chores are found to be fondly picked by the kids! Isn’t it clever to have chores in sticks for the kids to randomly pick? It’s surely a fun way to have the little ones move around the house!
You can tell your kids what their chores are the fun way! Yes you can through the fun graphics that you can get at Everyday Circut Blog. Take a look at these cuties!
Toddler Chore Chart
Calling all moms with toddlers! If you’re looking for a free chore chart that’s truly simple for your little ones I’ve found a really sweet design which you can, again, get for free at Dandee blog!
What’s really sweet about this chore chart is that it was lovingly created by Dandee for her toddlers. It’s a truly simple system that’s really designed for the little ones with just some minimal parent supervision. With this chart, toddlers are just going to stick a sticker for each routing/chore done. It also makes a great way to motivate them for being a great help around!
Best of all, this pretty sheet for her kids is also available for all of us to use! Head over here to get this pretty free chore chart for toddlers!
Quick Tips to Make the Kids Use the Chore Charts
Skeptical that your kids might not bite the chore chart system idea? Here are some practical tips that can sure help!
Involve the kids in writing the chore chart. While you have that brilliant idea in your mind as to how your kid’s chore chart should be like, remember that it’s their chart, not yours! Include them in planning what chores they can contribute while you also introduce new tasks that you want them to learn. Have them write and decorate their own chore chart!
Make it fun! Try not to make the chore chart nothing but just all about chores! Try to surprise them by writing some rewards after the chore written. For example? After the task, “Clean your own room” you can also add something like “Buy a new shirt!” Kids will surely like that idea!
Start them young. The young ones are usually the more excited ones to do the chores, have you observed? Start them young and doing the chores will turn into habits!
Finally, don’t keep your chore charts the same for more than a month! The same chores day after day becomes boring for the kids! Experiment on substituting new chores along with the every day basics. If you feel that your kid is growing out of the chores in the chart, give her a new one again! Has she mastered cleaning the fridge? How about finally involving her in cooking your meals? How about teaching her to plate their lunch boxes the fun way? Keep on looking for chores that excite the kids! Get creative!
I hope you can use these free chore charts in your home! Wishing you loads of fun! Happy Freebie Monday, sweet friends! See you again next week for another new release! Wishing you all a great week ahead!
Tyra L Coleman says
Thanks so much for the chore chart. I think my daughter will really enjoy using it. I mean as much as a child can enjoy chores. Only suggestion is to leave the headers blank. I am a single mom so the we will have to get creative on how to cover the dad section.
You’re welcome, Tyra! Thanks for your suggestion, I shall keep that in mind as I create second set I am planning to release soon. I will update you once it’s up on the blog. Kisses to your pretty daughter! =)
Brittany Kren says
How can I print the cash cards? They are so adorable!
Shining Mom says
Hi, Brittany! The files are linked within the post. The article will lead you where to find them. I am happy you find these cards adorable. Enjoy! =)