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This DIY Reusable Chore Chart is the perfect way to keep chores organized and make sure that everyone is doing their part. Easily place this chart in a frame or laminate it for a reusable surface to update as chores change.
As chores are completed, kids can use a marker to show that they have completed each task. Keeping track of what has been done and what needs to be done has never been easier.
Keeping Track of Chores
When I was a kid my sister and brother and I would trade off more desirable chores as a form of currency for something else we wanted. I remember those days fondly, although I know my brother used to hide the hard-to-clean skillet in the oven until it was my turn to wash dishes.
It makes me giggle now when I think about it but at the time I was annoyed having to pick up the slack. Things were chaotic and it was hard to keep track of whose day it was to do what, we really could have benefited from one of these chore charts.
Use it Again and Again
Both ways will provide a surface for updating the chore chart as chores are done.
Using dry-erase markers to write on the surface makes this chore chart reusable and easy to update.
When it’s time for Spring cleaning, you may want to add a few more chores.
Printable Chore Chart
You can print this chore chart out by right-clicking the image above or download the file here.
Type out the chores needed to be done regularly in the spaces before printing. If the chores change in your home often, use the dry erase markers for everything, this way your chore chart can be updated as often as needed.
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Chore Ideas by Age
When deciding on which chores are right for your kids it is best to keep their ages in mind. You can’t expect a 3-year-old to cut the grass. Although they can pick up their toys and learn how to fold laundry.
I have some ideas that have worked for us in the past. However, be sure to use your own discretion when choosing what works best for your family.
2-3-Year-olds can pick up their toys, learn to fold laundry, and dust without much assistance.
4-6-Year-olds can learn to set the table, do dishes, empty the trash, take care of pets.
7-11 Year-olds can learn to clean toilets, sweep, mop, and vacuum well.
12-adult can pretty much do any chores that need to be done and help with babysitting younger kids. They can also move on to bigger chores like mowing the grass, and help with cooking.
Allowance Ideas for Chores
Obviously, when deciding which chores are right for your kids, it may help to offer an incentive. If a weekly payment doesn’t work for your family it may be a better idea to offer an outing or toy to keep kids motivated.
Be sure to check out this post for more information on allowance for kids and chore ideas.