5 Best Chore Chart Templates for Multiple Kids (2022)

Assigning your children household chores is a great way to help them learn self-discipline, instill them with a sense of responsibility and purpose, and teach them the importance of respecting the space in which they live.

But, it’s hard work keeping track of it all! It’s difficult enough to stay on top of all the household chores you yourself are in charge of, let alone your child’s.

When you add multiple kids to the mix, you realize quickly that you need some sort of family chore chart to keep track of what all the family members are expected to do.

The good news is that these chore chart templates for multiple kids are the perfect solution for this potentially frustrating problem.

Without further ado, here are 5 free printable chore charts we customized from Canva. We recommend printing them in landscape view. If you want to customize them further, you can click on the links we provided (you’ll have to create a free Canva account to customize them). You can also easily create your own chore chart using this same website.

For older kids, a more basic chore chart will do, while younger kids may do better with something bright and a reward system built in.

Quick Tip: Print out the chore chart and place it in a plastic page protector or laminate the paper. Then put it on your refrigerator and use a dry erase marker. This way you can use your chore chart week after week.

(If you’re looking for a digital chore chart, Chore Pad is a good option!)


1. Weekly Chore Chart (Floral)

This free chore chart is a good choice for kids of all ages. It has a space to write what week it is, the daily chores for each child, and a check box for each day the daily tasks were completed.

Chore chart template for multiple kids.
Click on the image to open it in a new window, then print in landscape view.

You can customize the colors, fonts, and graphics here, but you’ll have to create a free Canva account to access it.


2. Family Chore Chart (Flags)

This fun family chore chart has space for each person to take on one of the household tasks that need to get one, and an area for each one to be checked off each day.

Chore chart template for multiple kids.
Click on the image to open it in a new window, then print in landscape view.

You can customize the colors, fonts, and graphics here, but you’ll have to create a free Canva account to access it.


3. Older Children Chore Chart (Blue & Yellow)

This responsiblility chart works well for older children because of its mature yet vibrant colors, simpliciity, and clarity. They won’t have to guess what their weekly chores are because they can look right at their chart to find out.

For younger children, there’s plenty of space to print out clip art illustrations of the chores or simple tasks you want them to do, and past them in the white space. (You can also order magnetic chore cards that make it easy for kids who cannot read yet to understand what you expect from them.)

Chore chart template for multiple kids.
Click on the image to open it in a new window, then print in landscape view.

You can customize the colors, fonts, and graphics here, but you’ll have to create a free Canva account to access it.


4. Daily Checklist (Blue + Minimalist)

This blank chore chart can be laminated or placed in a plastic protective sleeve and updated daily, as the family chores get completed. There is space for up to three kids to keep track of their chores. This template will work for an older age group since they need to be able to read each line.

Chore chart template for multiple kids.
Click on the image to open it in a new window, then print in landscape view.

You can customize the colors, fonts, and graphics here, but you’ll have to create a free Canva account to access it.


5. Daily Chore Chart (Purple Confetti)

This free printable chore chart has a fun confetti theme and space for up to four kids to keep track of their list of chores. It’s a great tool for dividing household duties by morning, afternoon, and evening.

Chore chart template for multiple kids.
For an instant download, click on the image to open it in a new window, then print in landscape view.

You can customize the colors, fonts, and graphics here, but you’ll have to create a free Canva account to access it.


Magnetic Chore Chart for Multiple Kids

If you want something a bit more durable to track the daily and weekly chores of your older kids, check out this magnetic chore chart for multiple kids from Amazon.

You get two magnetic charts that organized chores for up to four people. It comes with six different color markers that are fine-tipped and have individual erasers. There’s also a magnetic eraser included.


Should You Give Allowance and Rewards?

There are many different opinions regarding allowances. Some parents believe that competing household chores is an expected behavior and therefore believe it’s best not to pay their kids an allowance.

Other parents see it as an opportunity to begin to teach their kids about how to earn money and how to manage money once you have it.

Dave Ramsey created a magnetic chore chart for kids that is intuitive to use and that also comes with a book for kids about money, as well as three durable plastic enveloped marked “Spend”, “Save”, and “Give”.

Financial Peace Junior Kit
Financial Peace Junior from Dave Ramsey chore chart.

Depending on your preference, you might reward them with a treat like ice cream or extra screen time at the end of the week or a small allowance. This can be a fun way to encourage them and to begin to teach them about money.

A general rule of thumb is to give the same amount of dollars as their age per week as an allowance for successfully completing their household chores.

If you’re looking for a Rewards Chart for multiple kids, this product from Amazon will work well. It’s magnetic so you can put it on the refrigerator. It’s color coded so that each child can easily track their progress at any age.

It comes with 16 printed and illustrated magnets for common tasks and chores to choose from, plus 4 blank magnets which you can create unique and specific tasks. It also comes with 240 reusable magnetic stars that your kids can earn when they complete tasks.


List of Age-Appropriate Chores

Any child age 3 and up can begin to help around the house. For very young kids, this will be in the form of routine tasks like brushing their teeth and getting dressed and basic chores like picking up their toys. At such a young age, they will often need help to complete these tasks.

Here is a list of daily household chores to choose from:

Young Children (Ages 3-5)

  • Brush Teeth
  • Get Dressed
  • Pack Backpack
  • Pick Up Toys
  • Pet The Dog
  • Put dirty clothes in hamper
  • Use the potty
  • Water plants

Older Kids (Ages 6+)

  • Make the bed
  • Feed the dog/pet
  • Set the dinner table
  • Wipe the table
  • Clear the table
  • Put bag away
  • Pick up toys
  • Get the mail
  • Pack your lunch
  • Sweep the floor
  • Fold laundry
  • Put away laundry
  • Brush the dog/pet
  • Dust the furniture
  • Vacuum the floors and carpet
  • Help younger siblings with tasks
  • Take garbage out
  • Break down recycling
  • Walk the dog
  • Mow the lawn
  • Help bring groceries in
  • Empty Dishwasher
  • Load Dishwasher

Conclusion

It can be tricky to find a chore routine that works well for your family, and it may take a few different tries. But in the long run, it’s worth the time and effort you’re putting into it.

Your kids will have such a nice sense of accomplishment when they can check off their daily responsibilities and weekly tasks. Everyone will be able to stay on top of things more efficiently with a chore system in place. It’s a simple way to keep everyone on the same page.

We hope we helped you find a printable chore list that will work perfectly for your family. For more free printable chore chart templates, you can head to Canva. We are not an affiliate, we just really love their customizable templates, and it’s free to create an account.

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