Ideas for Chore Charts & Awesome Free Chore Chart Downloads

Ideas for chore charts


If you’re a parent, I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you how difficult it can be to get your kids to help out around the house. Creating family chore charts can be effective for kids of all ages. For the little ones, a kids chore chart will – in their eyes – give them a fun daily activity and teach them responsibility. Creating a chore chart for teenagers can help remind them what needs to be done, so you aren’t forever nagging them. Like the old saying goes, “raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a tree.”

You have several options when it comes to creating chore charts; you can make your own, you can find blank printable chore charts or free chore chart downloads, or there are even online chore charts for kids who are a little more tech savvy.

Whichever road you take, you’re going to need to come up with various responsibilities to add to the chart. Here are some ideas for chore charts worth considering. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s age appropriate so your child doesn’t get discouraged if they are unable to do the job properly.

Ideas for Chore Charts


  • Vacuum
  • Sweep
  • Dust
  • Help fold laundry (older kids can fold their own laundry and put it away)
  • Make the bed
  • Wash the dishes (or rinse and load the dishwasher)
  • Dry the dishes and put them away (or unload the dishwasher)
  • Clean out the kitty litter box
  • Clean their room
  • Water the plants
  • Organize the Tupperware cupboard (doesn’t this always need to be done?)
  • Wash the windows
  • Take out the garbage
  • Set the table/clear the table
  • Help make dinner
  • Help make lunches for school
  • Feed the pets


  • Walk the dog
  • Rake the leaves
  • Bring the garbage to the curb on garbage day (and then bring the cans back when empty)
  • Wash the car
  • Clean out the inside of the car
  • Mow the lawn
  • Chop wood (obviously age appropriateness is huge for this one)

Now, if you’re looking for free chore chart downloads that you can print off, customizable chore charts, or online chore charts for kids, check out these sites: – This site offers a ton of awesome and free chore chart downloads. In addition to these pre-designed printable options, the website will soon be offering users the ability to design their own chore chart.


DLTK –   This site lets you create customized kids chore charts. The step-by-step process is extremely simple and provides you with various customizable options, such as the chore chart theme and image (you have several to choose from, such as popular cartoon characters, animals, seasons, or if you prefer, you can leave this blank), the font and text size for your chart, the ability to create a title for your chore chart, etc.

DLTK Custom Chore Charts

MyJobChartThis free online chore chart is fully customizable and works on a reward/points system. The way it works is you assign the chores you want your kid to do and then they log into their account to view these chores and to see how many points they have earned towards their reward. You have the option to include images of the reward for incentive, and when the child reaches his or her goal, you’re notified via email or text.


Do you have ideas for chore charts?

Is there something missing from the list above? We’d love for you to leave a comment letting us know your ideas or suggestions on other great websites where you can get free chore chart downloads.

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