Getting kids to help around the house and do chores isn’t always easy, but this Printable Chore List by Age gives parents a heads up about what chores are appropriate for each age.
My parents motto was, “If you’re a part of this family then you help as a family,” and that is a motto that I still use till this day. That is why I love this chore list. We include everyone!
We have a toddler chore chart printable ages 2 to 3, a printable chore chart for preschoolers ages 4-5, kindergarten chore chart that can be used for ages 6 to 8, a chore chart for older elementary kids and tweens ages 9-11, and a chore chart for teens or middle schoolers ages 12-14.
Printable Chore Chart By Age
Parenting is hard work! Getting kids to help do chores is one of those tasks that feels like a constant uphill battle. No matter how old your kids are, there are chores that are appropriate for their age.
This Printable Chore List for Kids by Age breaks the tasks down into five age groups:
Toddlers (Ages 2-3)
These chores are generally much easier and just teaching kids to pick up after themselves.
Some of the toddler chores are:
- Pick up toys
- Straighten covers on the bed
- Tidy pillows on the sofa
Preschoolers (Ages 4-5)
These chores build upon each other. They will do the toddler jobs and a few examples of the new list are:
- Help put clothes in the washer and dryer
- Put their clothes away
- Feed the animals
Elementary Kids (Ages 6-8)
Again, the chore list builds. They will do the preschool and toddler jobs and then we add some new ones like:
- Set the table
- Help put away groceries
Older Elementary Kids (Ages 9-11)
Again, we are just building on the previous chores. They will do the other lists as well as:
- Clean toilets
- Walk the dogs
- Help pack their own lunch
Middle School Kids (Ages 12-14)
The teens will do all the above chore lists and here are some of the new ones the teens will do:
- Mop Floors
- Wash and dry their clothes
- Help supervise younger children
Of course these aren’t the full lists, but we wanted to share a little of what was on each list.
Each age group builds upon the one before it to add more chores that kids are able to do. As always, if you need to adjust your child’s chores for their level, feel free to do so. This is just a good, printable guide that you can hang on the refrigerator for reference.
Printable Chore List For Kids By Age
No matter how you motivate them, use the printable chore list for kids by age below to figure out which activities are most age-appropriate for your kids!
It is a good way to not only get your child to help out and learn to clean up after themselves, but it is a great way to teach about responsibility as well.
Be sure to check out The Printables Library at Kids Activities for hundreds of more great printables! You might also want to customize your own Fidget Spinner Chore Chart with tasks that are perfect for your child.
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Combine with Chore Charts for Kids
Make sure you’re keeping track of the chores you assign by creating chore charts for each child.
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