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Mom’s Manual Day #6: Kids Chores

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Day SIX: How is it going? Is your Mom’s Manual Coming together? Do your chores look overwhelming? Now, you need to learn to delegate.  Today we are going to set up some chores for our kids to do. No matter the age, your kids can do chores!  This handy little chart tells you the types of things kids should be able to do at each age.  Be sure to click the image below to download your free Printable Blank Kids Chore Chart.

Free Printable Kids Chores Chart

These are the chores my kids do:

All three:  Tripp 15 & Zack 12 and Tank 8:

  • Brush Teeth AM (Daily)
  • Brush Teeth PM (Daily)
  • Homework (week days)
  • Pick up bedroom (4 days per week)
  • Collect Laundry & Dishes around house (one day per week)
  • Put away dishes from dishwasher (as needed)

Just Tripp 15

  • Take Meds (Daily)
  • Empty Trash & Trash Can To Road (one day per week)
  • Keep grass cut and brush cleared (as necessary)
  • Put away his clean clothes (as needed)

Just Zack 12

  • Wipe Table (Daily)
  • Put away his and Tank’s clean laundry (almost daily)

Just Tank (8)

  • Feed Dogs (daily)
  • Help Mom with Dinner (daily)

They all lead very active lives, so I don’t require a ton out of them and they don’t technically make an allowance.  All of them get plenty of extras.  We have actually had the conversation of, “If you want to make an allowance then all the things that we normally buy for you, we won’t buy anymore.  Things like:  Snacks, toys, xbox live, movies, skating, etc.  You will have to use your allowance money for them. 🙂

The Benefits of Chore Charts for Kids

Using a chore chart can be incredibly helpful for kids and their overall development. Here are some reasons why chore chart for kids are beneficial:

  1. Instilling Responsibility and Accountability: Chore charts teach children the importance of taking responsibility for their actions and completing assigned tasks. They learn that their contributions are valuable and necessary for the functioning of the household.
  2. Teaching Life Skills: By assigning age-appropriate chores on a chore chart, children learn practical life skills such as cleaning, organizing, and basic household maintenance. These skills will benefit them as they grow older and become more independent.
  3. Promoting Independence: When children have specific chores assigned to them on a chore chart, they learn to complete tasks on their own. This fosters a sense of independence and self-reliance, boosting their confidence and competence.
  4. Balancing Work and Play: A chore chart helps children understand the importance of balancing work and play. It teaches them that responsibilities come before leisure activities, instilling a sense of discipline and time management.
  5. Building a Strong Work Ethic: With consistent use of a chore chart, children develop a strong work ethic. They understand the value of hard work and the satisfaction that comes from accomplishing tasks and contributing to the family.

These benefits highlight why using a chore chart can be helpful for kids. Implementing a chore chart system can teach valuable life skills, promote responsibility, and empower children to become more independent individuals.

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Marian Simpson

Tuesday 24th of November 2015

Really thorough kids chore chart! I think that I should get harder on my kids and make them actually help me with keeping the house tidy and clean. They usually have their own chore chart but it is rare to actually do the chore that they have to do. Their room is never clean and or organized. I am a working mom and I count on a family cleaner ( to keep the house in condition, but I am planning to change that and make the boys help! Thank you for the chore chart! Greets!

April G

Wednesday 11th of March 2015

Oh my, I'm wondering if I'm too hard on my son. He's required to do a lot more. All of these plus taking out garbage, cooking dinner once a week, keeping his room clean. I'm going to check out the printable. Stopping by from Wake Up Wednesday. I hope you're having a great week.

Kelli Miller

Thursday 12th of March 2015

Depends on your situation ;-) Obviously, my kids are all responsible for their own spaces and I always say, "help me with XYZ", but my boys are extremely active outside the home and the older two are in AP/Honors classes. So, that means in addition to 15-20 hours of extra-curricular each week, they have 10-12 hours of homework. Since I am home all day, it is only fair that I don't add more stress to their days. You know?