Free printable chore charts:
10 Chore Charts For Kids and Teens
To help make life easier (and your home tidier), download our free chore charts package for kids and teens. It contains age-appropriate chore charts, daily, weekly, and seasonal chore checklists.
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What are the best chores to assign according to age?
Kids may be more capable of helping around the house than you think. But it helps to adjust your chore expectations according to their age.
How do chores change according to the seasons?
Seasons change, and so do the tasks that need to get done. Get your kids involved using seasonal-based chore charts.
How do you divide daily tasks from weekly chores?
Sharing the daily and weekly household duties with your kids shouldn’t be a struggle. Make it easier for kids to help out consistently with chore charts.
Here’s a sneak peek inside the chore chart PDF
Weekly chore chart
Getting your kids on board with weekly (read: bigger) chores frees up your time and helps kids develop a strong work ethic.
Age-based chore charts
Whether your child is six or 16, they can contribute to household tasks. Learn the best chores for ages 7-9, 10-12, and 13+.
Seasonal chore charts
As the seasons change, so can your kids’ household tasks. Make light work of assigning chores for spring, summer, fall, and winter.
Daily chore chart
Itemizing daily tasks can be daunting. But clearly identifying them makes it easier for kids to get chores done.
Visual chore chart
Should kids with disabilities do chores? For many families, the answer is yes. Help them succeed with a visual schedule.
Help set your kids and teens up for successfully completing their chores by printing off a list of tasks to check off as they go.
- Choose an appropriate chore chart—daily chores, weekly chores, seasonal, and by age group.
- Print as many copies of your chosen chore charts as needed and fill them in where necessary before handing off to your kids to check off tasks. Alternatively, you could create a reusable chore chart by simply laminating one of our chore checklists and using a dry erase marker.
- Praise your kids for a job well-done once the chore chart is complete, including allowance payment if that’s part of your household routine.
Assigning chores to kids is usually the easy part—getting kids to do the work can be more of a challenge. Parents can encourage their kids to do household chores by making chores a non-negotiable part of being a family, drafting a chore agreement, or printing off a chore chart to help kids manage their responsibilities. Praising kids for a job well done as well as tying an allowance to chores can also encourage them to help out around the home.
There are a number of factors that help determine the right set of chores to assign your kids including age, season, and physical and intellectual capabilities. Kids under 10 years of age are best suited to simple tasks that don’t require much time or concentration to complete, and provide a sense of accomplishment and boost of confidence. By the teen years (13 years and up), kids are capable of taking on more chores that include complex tasks requiring problem solving skills. Of course, you know your child best, and what one 12-year-old can easily complete may be challenging for another. Chore charts can be a useful tool to track chores, gauge each child’s capabilities, and adjust your expectations.
There’s no hard and fast rules for how many chores your child should have each day. One way parents can determine the number of chores is by the amount of time they take. For young kids, who can only manage five or 10 minutes a day, that could mean only one chore (such as picking up their toys). Older kids and teens should be able to handle more chores spread out during the day, depending on their other commitments like school work, part-time work, or extra-curricular activities.
Like so many aspects of parenting, paying kids to do chores has no right or wrong answer. Part of being in a family is pitching in, so an allowance may blur those lines. Money isn’t the only value that can be exchanged for chores. Parents can exchange more screen time, a trip to the ice cream shop, or a family movie night for chores completed. The idea is to brainstorm something that has value to your child (like more independence or more of your time) instead of paying money.