If you’d like to teach your children responsibility, this blank printable weekly chore chart is perfect for that! With this printable, you can assign tasks and keep track of who completed their household duties.
Free Printable Chore Chart Template
To download the chore chart template, click on the link or image below. It will open in a PDF that you can save to your computer and print off as much as you need.
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Tips for Using this Cute Family Chore Chart
Before you start using this chore chart for your family, you will want to make a list of all the household chores that need to be done. Then, decide who is going to take care of each one.
Some common chores you will want to include:
- Taking out the trash
- Sweeping and mopping
- Folding/putting away laundry
- Loading/emptying dishwasher
- Picking up toys
- Cleaning bathrooms
Tailor your list to your home, your family members, and what needs to be done! Include all members of the family: even preschoolers and young children. They can do the most basic tasks, just to get them used to helping.
If your children are old enough, they can help you create this list of chores and divide up the tasks so that everyone is pitching in. It is a fun way to get everyone involved with keep your home in order.
Filling Out the Blank Printable Weekly Chore Chart
Once you have your list of chores ready and divided between the family members, it’s time to fill in this cute family chore chart. Because this chart gives you room to check off tasks as they are done throughout the week, everyone can use the same chart.
So, when filling out the printable chore chart, I would do something like this:
Take out trash
Empty the dishwasher
This works great if you have multiple kids, since it lets you quickly look to see who is (or isn’t) completing their tasks. At the end of the week, you can reflect on the chart and decide if any changes need to be made before filling in a new free printable chore chart template for the next week.
There may be one member who has too many tasks, while another one has fewer than they should. The great thing is you have a PDF saved to print a fresh chore chart each week. Make the changes as you see fit so that everyone is happily working together.
Keep the cute family chore chart stuck to the fridge with a magnet, so it’s always visible for everyone. It will be a huge reminder, so no one will forget what they are supposed to be doing to help out around the house. Plus, this helps teach your children responsibility, since they are all in charge of checking the chart to make sure their tasks are copleted.
You can also use this simple chore chart to offer allowance. You will know if each child earned their money by the number of checkmarks beside their tasks!
More Ways to Get Kids to Do Chores
In case you’d like a version that doesn’t require printing, I also found some amazing alternatives for you on Amazon. I used one very similar to the “I Did It” one below for my kids when they were in preschool and they LOVED it!
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How Else Can You Get Kids to Do Chores?
I’d love to hear from you – what ways you have tried that helped your kids get on board with chores?
It’s not the easiest route to take, but I’m so glad I stuck with our routines over the years. Now that the kids are getting older, they know exactly what to do and what they’re capable of. It’s quite empowering for them!
Printable House Cleaning Checklists
I have a few more resources for you as you manage a household.
These downloadable checklists will help you fill in your family chore chart. They will also remind you of any common tasks you may be forgetting when creating your own chart!
Just click on the image below to visit the House Cleaning Checklists post:
7 Valuable Lessons to Teach your Kids about Money
If you are giving your children an allowance for their weekly chores, it’s not too early to start teaching them about money! These valuable lessons allow them to make good financial decisions now, so that they have the right habits for spending and saving when they become adults.
Click on the image below to read more about teaching kids valuable lessons about money: