Spring is in full swing and the highly coveted summer break is around the corner. Little ones are in such anticipation for summer vacation! As excited as your kids probably are, it also means that they will be around the house more often and therefore have more of an opportunity to create a mess! To help keep your kids organized and on top of things this summer, we created this printable chore chart template system they can use to accomplish daily and weekly tasks.
Chore Charts for an Organized Summer
We have created two different chore chart templates in multiple color options for variety. That way, you can choose which template is the best fit for your kids. With one template you can list chores by the day of the week, and with the other template, you can list both daily and weekly tasks with a calendar to mark the tasks as completed. And this doesn’t have to just be a kid’s chore list – you can use these printables as a family chore chart as well!
Editing the Chore Chart Templates
The daily chores list includes a collection of printable stickers that say things like “finished!” “done!” and “I did it!” You can edit these stickers with your own phrases using the free font BioRhyme. For the other printable chore chart, you can edit “My Chore Chart” with your kids’ names using the same font.
Printing and Using the Chore Charts
Once you’ve edited your chore charts you can print them out to hang in your kids’ rooms or on the refrigerator. We decided to laminate ours with our laminating machine so that we could continue using the charts over and over. With a laminated template, you can write directly on the sheet with dry erase markers. You can even laminate the stickers and attach them to the chart with removable adhesive putty.
Finding a System
The most important part of using a chore chart template like this is finding a system that works for you and your family. Chore charts can be a great way to get your little ones excited about getting their tasks done. Some parents might even call it the best bribery ever! Having a customized template that each of your children can take ownership of can build their sense of accomplishment, which can be really beneficial at a young age. You also might consider setting up some sort of rewards system for when your kids complete their entire chore charts. Above all, use this tool as a learning opportunity for them!
Chore Suggestions for Kids
You know better than anyone what chores you would like your kids to be responsible for, but if you need a little inspiration, here are some suggestions from the moms in the Lia Griffith studio. Making their beds can be a great daily chore while taking out the recycling might be a good option for a weekly or bi-weekly task. Other chore ideas are to wipe down the kitchen table, put away their toys, or water the plants. Older kids might be tasked with unloading the dishwasher or taking the dog for a walk. Find all of our suggestions below!
Chores for Kids Ages 4-7
- Make your bed
- Clean your room
- Wipe down the kitchen table
- Feed the dog
- Clear the dinner table
- Put dirty clothes in the hamper
- Water the plants
- Put away toys
Chores for Kids Ages 8-11
- Make your bed
- Clean your room
- Unload the dishwasher
- Take the dog for a walk
- Take out the trash
- Put away clean laundry
- Sweep the kitchen floor
- Clean the bathroom counters
We hope these printables help you get housework done fast so you can enjoy your summer with the kids. For tons of fun DIY project ideas and tutorials to keep you busy this summer, visit our friends at Lia Griffith.