15 Best Chore Charts for Kids (Free Printable Templates)

Having your kids help out around the house is an essential part of raising them to be responsible, self-sufficient people. It’s also an important part of raising kids who are grateful, support their family members, and know the value of hard work.

But it’s not always easy to get started or to keep track of it. 

A weekly chore chart can help.

Instead of just telling your child what you’d like them to do, and reminding them (over and over) to do it, it can be so much easier to track their household chores with a simple responsibility chart hung in a central location like your kitchen, refrigerator or entryway.

We found 25 printable chore charts that will do the trick. These free printables offer several different designs and are a simple way to get started in a new chore routine. There are chore charts for all different ages in the list below.

A good chore chart has a few simple components:

  • A space for the child’s name
  • A space for the list of chores they are responsible for
  • A place to check off completed chores

If you need a chore chart for multiple kids, here are some options for you. For a digital chore chart, try chorepad.com.

We found these fun designs on canva.com and customized them for you. You can further customize them but you’ll have to create free account on Canva to do so.

Read on to find the best free chore charts we could find, plus age-appropriates chores for each age!


Free Printable Chore Charts

1. Colorful Chore Chart

This basic chore chart is perfect for younger children because of it’s tie-dye rainbow theme and simple layout. You can either write the chores on the blue lines, or print out and paste on simple illustrations of the things you want them to do each day.

Pro Tip: Laminate your chore chart, or put it in a plastic page protector and use dry erase markers so that you can reuse it week after week.

Click on the image to open in a new window. Print in landscape view.

2. Sunshine & Clouds Morning Chore Chart

When very young kids are ready for their own chore chart, sometimes it helps to focus on morning responsibilities like brushing their teeth, getting dressed, and picking up their toys. This adorable chore chart focuses just on the morning. It’s a great way to introduce “chores” to very young kids.

Click on the image to open in a new window. Print in landscape view.

Pro Tip: Laminate your chore chart, or put it in a plastic page protector and use dry erase markers so that you can reuse it week after week.


3. Ivory Florals Chore Chart

This simple chore chart is perfect for spring or any time of year. Its floral design is best suited for older children. You can customize it with daily and weekly chores, reminders, and notes, and there is a space to check off your progress each day.

Click on the image to open in a new window. Print in landscape view.

Pro Tip: Laminate your chore chart, or put it in a plastic page protector and use dry erase markers so that you can reuse it week after week.


4. Blue & White To-Do List

This free kids chore chart can be used from a young age because there is room to print out and paste on clip art illustrations that represent each chore or responsibility. Your little one will have such a sense of accomplishment after checking off their to-do’s for the day.

Click on the image to open in a new window. Print in landscape view.

Pro Tip: Laminate your chore chart, or put it in a plastic page protector and use dry erase markers so that you can reuse it week after week.


5. Yellow Chore Chart with Flags

This printable chore chart template has room for four main household duties and space to check them off throughout the week.

Click on the image to open in a new window. Print in landscape view.

Pro Tip: Laminate your chore chart, or put it in a plastic page protector and use dry erase markers so that you can reuse it week after week.


6. Green Robot Chore Chart

This fun chore chart has a robot theme and organizes the chores by time of day – morning chores and nighttime chores. It’s perfect for young children.

Click on the image to open in a new window. Print in landscape view.

Pro Tip: Laminate your chore chart, or put it in a plastic page protector and use dry erase markers so that you can reuse it week after week.


7. Pink and Gray Basic Chore Chart

This simple chore checklist will get the job done for any child who is old enough to read through the chores written on it. There’s space at the bottom to jot down any necessary notes or reminders.

Click on the image to open in a new window. Print in landscape view.

Pro Tip: Laminate your chore chart, or put it in a plastic page protector and use dry erase markers so that you can reuse it week after week.


8. Yellow and Red Preschool Checklist

This colorful chore chart will be hard for your little one to ignore! It’s a great chore chart for little kids because of the bright colors and simplicity of it.

Click on the image to open in a new window. Print in landscape view.

Pro Tip: Laminate your chore chart, or put it in a plastic page protector and use dry erase markers so that you can reuse it week after week.


9. Minimalist Daily Checklist

This detailed daily checklist will help instill a sense of responsibility in older children. This chore system is divided by time of day, “before school”, “after school”, and “before bed” so that the tasks don’t seem overwhelming. It’s a great idea for older kids who are ready for this level of detail and responsibility, and who need some help developing their time management.

Click on the image to open in a new window. Print in landscape view.

Pro Tip: Laminate your chore chart, or put it in a plastic page protector and use dry erase markers so that you can reuse it week after week.


10. Pink Polka Dot Chore Schedule

This adorable kid’s chore chart has the sweetest design with pastel colors and cheerful polka dots. This chore chart system divides the chores into morning, afternoon, and evening, with room to check them off daily.

Click on the image to open in a new window. Print in landscape view.

Pro Tip: Laminate your chore chart, or put it in a plastic page protector and use dry erase markers so that you can reuse it week after week.


11. Colorful Rainbow Chore Chart

This colorful rainbow chore chart has a reward system built in. You and your child can choose reward together that they will be able to earn if they successfully complete all of their chores for the week. A small allowance can be a good way for a child to begin to learn the value of money and how to manage it. If you don’t want to pay your kids money for chores, extra screen time or ice cream is a reward most kids love!

Click on the image to open in a new window. Print in landscape view.

Pro Tip: Laminate your chore chart, or put it in a plastic page protector and use dry erase markers so that you can reuse it week after week.


12. Teddy Bear Chore Chart

This gender neutral teddy bear themed chore chart is perfect for little ones!

Click on the image to open in a new window. Print in landscape view.

Pro Tip: Laminate your chore chart, or put it in a plastic page protector and use dry erase markers so that you can reuse it week after week.


13. Unicorn Chore Chart

If you have a child who loves unicorns, a bright and whimsical new chore chart might be the perfect way to motivate them!

Click on the image to open in a new window. Print in landscape view.

Pro Tip: Laminate your chore chart, or put it in a plastic page protector and use dry erase markers so that you can reuse it week after week.


14. Grey and White Minimalist Chore Chart

This blank chore chart is as basic as they come, and will be easy on your printer!

Click on the image to open in a new window. Print in landscape view.

Pro Tip: Laminate your chore chart, or put it in a plastic page protector and use dry erase markers so that you can reuse it week after week.


15. Farm Animal Chore Chart

There’s no better way to get mooo-ving on your chores than with a farm animal themed chore chart.

Click on the image to open in a new window. Print in landscape view.

What Chores Should Your Kids Be Doing?

Even the youngest kids can begin to do basic chores in their room and around the house. 

A chore list with clear illustrations is the perfect solution for a child who can’t read yet to remind them of the simple tasks you want them to do each day. Start with just 2-3 chores per day, and grow from there, depending on your child.

For young kids, even personal hygiene activities can be considered daily chores as they learn to incorporate them into their daily routine.

Some responsibilities can be considered a “chore” until they have become a habit and your child no longer need a reminder. For example, brushing teeth, bringing their dishes to the sink when they are done with dinner, or taking their shoes off when they come inside.

Here are some age-appropriate chores younger kids ages 3-5 can begin to work on:

  • Brushing Teeth
  • Making the Bed (straightening out sheets and comforter)
  • Get Dressed
  • Pick Up Toys
  • Brush Hair
  • Put Clothes Away
  • Pet/Brush the Dog
  • Put dirty clothes in hamper

Older kids ages 6 and up can begin to take on more responsibility around the house. Here are some chores they might be ready for:

  • Set the dinner table
  • Empty the dishwasher
  • Bring in the mail
  • Sort the recycling
  • Take out the garbage
  • Clear the table
  • Wipe down counters
  • Vacuum
  • Sweep the floors
  • Walk the dog
  • Feed the dog
  • Make their bed
  • Fold their laundry

We hope you loved these free printable chore charts! We customized them from templates available on canva.com. You can customize them further, but you’ll have to create a free account to do so.

Happy house cleaning!

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