Free Printable Chore Charts for Kids

The Sanity Saver I’d like to share with you today are free printable chore charts for kids.

chore charts

Because it is summer and all the kids are home during the day, my home is messier than usual. In an effort to help control the mess and keep the productivity up in my home, we’ve come up with a system that helps a ton!

I love chore charts, but as with most things in life, I find that adding a bit of variety is key to success. Because of this, I am always looking for new, exciting ways to get jobs done around here.

This is the newest idea I came up with-

I downloaded some digital clipart from Erin Bradley and created a green & blue one for boys and a pink & purple one for girls.

The “chores” are organized into 4 categories- chores for good hygiene, for their bedroom, for our home, and other tasks to complete.

I have found that multitasking younger kids is more fun for them. If I have a chart with 3 things they need to get done everyday, some things don’t get done, chores get boring faster and the charts become useless.

My kids do well with a big list of small tasks- they like to mark things off and see progress. So I list everything- rather than saying “clean your room”, I say, “make your bed, pick up your toys, put your laundry away” etc.

Perhaps if your kids are older, a big list will seem daunting and you’ll want to keep it short- but the point is, find something what works and then run with it!

We’ve been using these charts for 3 weeks now and my kids are still excited about using them.

Would you like a free PDF of these chore charts? I will totally share!

Click HERE to download the chore chart for girls.

Click HERE to download the chore chart for boys.

Print them, fill them out, then put them in a sheet protector or laminate them so you can use them with a dry erase marker. So simple, your house is going to be tidy in no time!

So this is the chart we will be using for the summer. Next week I will show you a fun way I have decided to display these charts so they aren’t out of sight and out of mind- so stay tuned!

To see the first post about Summer Sanity Savers for Mom, click here.chore chart printable

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Comments

  1. Amy Lee says:

    These are awesome..Thank you!

  2. Lakeshia Artis says:

    Wonderful, wonderful idea. I love the way your organized everything so simply. I just laminated the chart and can’t wait to use it. Sometimes charts are great visual aids for kids so they can really see how they are progressing. Thanks for taking the time to do this!!

  3. Stephanie says:

    Thanks so much! I downloaded and was able to personalize it for my daughter and her new chore list using Photoshop Elements. I’m either going to put in a frame that has plexiglass or laminate and use a whiteboard marker!

  4. Thanks for sharing! I am being a mean mom this summer and having my kids do things to earn xbox time. You know, because they think it’s a given to play it and not a priveledge. One way they can earn extra time is to read to the youngest brother who can’t read yet! That way he gets their undivided attention, too!

    • This caught my eye because I have too decided that it was time to make my kids earn privileges instead of them being automatically given. And your idea of reading to her younger sibling is an awesome idea that I will be using!

  5. Thanks for these. I’m currently trying to be a bit more consistent with my little girl and her chores. These charts will help immensely.

  6. tiffany h says:

    Thanks so much for this great chore chart. It’s just what I’ve been looking for! My daughter loves the act of checking off the chores she’s completed. Any chance you can offer an editable version. I’d like to type in the chores so I don’t have to handwrite them. Thanks so much!

    • I agree! It would be great if we could edit it, so we can re-print it with their chores typed in… I don’t know enough to make one from scratch… Thanks so much!

      • I filled ours in in my best handwriting and then laminated it. You can fill it out every week and then wipe it down for the next week with dry erase markers. You could also laminate the blank chart and use a sharpie pen to fill in the jobs…then if you ever change up the jobs you can use nail polish remover to erase the jobs you want to change.

  7. These chore charts are great! Just found them on Pintrist and then found your website. Love everything that I have seen and can’t wait to find out more. I have two children (ages 7 and 11) and am constantly on the go and seem to not be able to stop the chaos!! Think you have a lot of great tools and things that will help us out!!! Thank You!!!

  8. I am so excited to try these with my kids. I have even shared this page with some of my mommy friends and posted the link on Facebook, I hope that is okay.

  9. Cute, but what would have been *GREAT* is to have made the fields editable in the PDF. That way, the kids can’t erase it, nor can the complain about legibility. If the chores change, alter the document, print out a new copy. *perfect*.

    Cute is good, but better when it’s *useful*.

  10. Love these! I was looking to make a chore chart that included responsibilities too! Thank you.

    I can’t seem to get the blue page to work. Is there another blue chart source to try?

    Thank you!

  11. These links don’t work. It brings up a blank PDF file that says the file is damaged and can not be repaired. :(

  12. carrie roberts says:

    It did not print when I downloaded it so I sent it to myself in an email and then it printed properly. Don’t know why it wouldn’t print off the download, I have a Mac, maybe that’s why? Thank you – I have 4 boys so this TOTALLY will come in handy!

  13. Thanks so much! I am so happy that I found these! I have been looking for a good chore chart for both my kids and I really like the way this one is set up. I know my 6 year old will do good with it, I just hope that my 3 year old will as well. I can’t wait to hang them up!

  14. Thanks for sharing these. My little girl has been asking for a chart. This will be perfect! I’d be thrilled if you’d link up at this week’s Off the Hook!

  15. Love these charts, best ones I’ve seen! However, I have tried downloading them 3 times and nothing happens! Please advise. Thanks!

  16. Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou!
    I have been looking for a chart that was suitable for the chores that my kidlets do! This is just perfect! I have printed them out and am just about to fill them in. You have made me one very happy Mumma!