If you’re looking for a solution that motivates kids to get their chores done, you’ll want to check out these chore chart ideas. They give you a place to list chores or extra money-earning jobs and assign them to a certain family member. The formatting is all a bit different, but they all try to accomplish one thing: getting those chores done.
These DIY chore charts are as simple or involved as you want them to be. There are projects here that make elaborate wall-mounted chore charts and other tutorials that are as simple as printing a piece of paper. Take a look at all of them so you can find which one your family will like best.
Which chores should go on the chore chart? Here’s a list of age-appropriate chores for kids ages 2 to 18.
Magnetic Chore Charts
This tutorial takes chore charts and turns the chores into magnets. Place a magnet in that child’s to-do or done column to match the status of the chore. This chart also gives you some great flexibility because you can easily reassign magnets from one child to another.
Magnetic Chore Charts from Lemon Squeezy Home
Free, Printable Chore Chart
This chore chart is available as a free download in the color schemes of blue and green and pink and peach. Use one sheet for each child with a list of their chores. Each day of the week can be checked off once that chore is completed. You can make these reusable by laminating them before use.
Free, Printable Chore Chart from Joyful Homemaking
Pick a Chore Jar
You’ll find a free printable chore chart here that has daily tasks for the kids to remember, like brushing their teeth and picking up toys. Where it really gets interesting is with this pick a chore jar. Kids can earn extra allowance if they pick a chore from the jar. You could set this up many different ways so it works for your family.
Pick a Chore Jar from Clean Mama
This chore chart takes an unusual form—the chores are printed on dice. Every child gets a die and gets to roll it each day to find out what chore they get. This makes it fun for the kids and keeps chore lists different from day to day.
Chore Dice from Delia Creates
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Dry Erase Clip Board Chore Chart
Here’s a weekly chore chart that focuses on simplifying after-school time. Your child will get to check off when their school-day chores are done and track it by weekday. These chore charts start off with a clipboard and then fun embellishments are added. Dry erase vinyl is added so the chore chart can be used over and over again.
Dry Erase Clip Board Chore Chart from The 36th Avenue
This is a very unique idea for dividing up chores. Make a bucket for each room and assign that room to a child. Inside are cleaning products they’ll need and on the outside is the specific task list. This is great for older kids, but you can really customize it for any age.
Chore Kits from Joyful Homemaking
Family Photo Chore Chart
What a fun project! In this DIY chore chart idea, you’ll learn how to print a family photo and then magnetize the photo as well as the chores you want to “stick” to the photo. The result is a very cute family chore chart that allows for you to easily move around, take away, and add in chores.
Family Photo Chore Chart from Delia Creates
This is a chore chart that’s all about those extra jobs—extra jobs that the kids can do when they really want to earn some money. You’ll write a chore and amount on these colorful painted wooden shapes. The shapes can be color-coded, making it easy for the kids to find out which extra chores are for them.
Chore Ring from Meaningful Mama
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Rotating Chore Chart and Chore Checklists
This chore chart idea includes making a key hanger frame and using it as a chore chart board. Each checklist has a list of all tasks that need to be done in each room. These downloads are included as part of the project. Deep cleaning chores are assigned and the kids can check off the tasks as they complete them.
Rotating Chore Chart and Chore Checklists from Tips from a Typical Mom
Magnetic Chore Chart
You start with a cookie sheet and then add the child’s name and two columns: to-do and done. Magnets with pictures of chores are moved from one column to the next as they are completed. A die-cutting machine was used here, but if you don’t have one you could cut out the shapes yourself.
Magnetic Chore Chart from Clarks Condensed
Paint Chip Chore Charts
Here’s a colorful, and free, way to write down everyone’s chores. Each child is assigned a room and handed the matching chore chart. The paint chip takes them task by task until the room is done.
Paint Chip Chore Charts from Mommy Moment
Printable Chore Charts for Kids
These printable chore charts come in three different colorful designs so the kids can choose their favorite. There’s room for the child’s name and columns for tasks and days of the week. These are laminated and a dry erase marker is used so the chore charts can be reused each week.
Printable Chore Charts for Kids from I Should be Mopping the Floor
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Spinning Chore Chart
Making chore assignments fun can mean that more chores get done. Learn how to make this spinning chore chart that all starts with an inexpensive Lazy Susan.
Spinning Chore Chart from All Things Thrifty