Chores are a great way to teach kids responsibility, independence, and self-sufficiency. Getting started with kids assigned chores can be challenging, but getting organized can help. Use one of these chore charts for kids to get started.
At the beginning of this school year our family began a new morning routine.
After breakfast and before getting dressed, our girls began doing assigned chores – feeding the cat, making school lunches, sweeping the floor, etc.
It’s something I had been meaning to for a long time, but getting the motivation to start was difficult. But once our plan was in place and the kids knew what was expected, chores became routine and are now a normal part of what my girls do before school.
Now as the kids take care of these household tasks I just sit back, sip my tea, and enjoy scrolling through the morning news.
But truthfully, it has been nice to pass some responsibility over to my kids (hello, packing their own school lunches!) and I love seeing them confidently contribute to the household.
One key to being successful with kid’s chores is to get them in writing – then there’s no question about who’s responsible for what on a given day.
Are you ready to begin chores with your kids? My Age-Appropriate Guide to Children’s Chores can help. Click the image below to access the list. You’ll also be signing up for my weekly newsletter where I share tips on how to raise strong, independent and ultimately self-sufficient kids.
Chore Charts for Kids
Here are a few chore charts to get you started:
Self-Sufficient Kid’s Chore Chart:
From Simply Designing:
From Lemon Squeezy Home:
From Whimsy & Hope:
From Hello Cuteness:
From A Beautiful Mess:
A DIY option from Craftaholics Anonymous:
From A Bowl Full of Lemons:
From Penny Pinchin’ Mom:
From Freebie Finding Mom:
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