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Kid’s Chore Chart #kidsinthekitchen #printable

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Growing up I learned how to clean the kitchen, bathroom, vacuum, dust and even cook. I wasn’t necessarily taught these things but I had to figure out how to do them and do them right. Saturday was cleaning day and it had to be done before any fun stuff. Today I’m trying to instill the same principles in my kids.

Each day they have their own set of chores to be completed before playtime, tv time, video game time. Shae is only 5 so her chores aren’t as elaborate or difficult but she likes to help the others. With Summer coming up I have to be more diligent with enforcing chores because we all like to be a little lazy when there aren’t pressing matters or errands to run.
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Chore Chart for Kids

Here is what I’ve come up with or my kids according to their age.



  • Set table, prepare for dinner (not cook)
  • Clean kitchen after dinner; includes sweeping and steam mopping floor
  • Vacuum area rug in living room and hallway


  • Dust house excluding kitchen, Shaun’s room and Shae’s room
  • Vacuum 1/2 house



  • Empty small trash cans
  • Take out recycling
  • Dog Poop Patrol in yard
  • Set table, prepare for dinner (not cook)
  • Clean table after dinner


  • Dust his and Shae’s room with Shae’s help
  • Bring dirty laundry down
  • Vacuum 1/2 house



  • Empty backpack and lunchbag
  • Put backpack and shoes in bedroom
  • Help set table and clear table after dinner


  • Help dust bedroom
  • Help bring laundry down

Looking at it on paper it seems like a lot but most things just take minutes to complete. This lists are kept in the kitchen since that is the hub of the house; it’s the first room they come into and usually the last one they visit on the way out.

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  1. I really need to get this going for my kids…3 and 5…just to get things started. Thanks for making me start thinking about this!

  2. You keep your kids busy! I need to start having more consistent chores for my almost-6 year old. Thanks for the reminder!

    • this doesn’t include the things they get paid for like vacuuming the car or weeding the yard LOL. Nothing listed is hard, we only live in a townhouse.

  3. My husband and I were just talking about chores for my 4 year old, so your chore chart comes at a perfect time. Just pinned, thanks for inviting me to link up!

  4. Love it. My 18 month old cleans my floors with diaper wipes, does that count? :-0

  5. Love it! Will use some of the info here to get my son busy! I tend not to let him do anything, he is getting older and could use some of the advice on your post! Thank you!

  6. Chores are so important for kids!

    Thanks for inviting me over to link up!

  7. Great idea! I’m going to have to get stricter about chores. We’ve fallen off the wagon these past few weeks. Time for a summer revision!

    One tip we do is that the chore chart is mounted inside a 8×10 frame. We check off w/dry erase marker on the glass, then winded it at the end of the week to start over! Saved us a lot of paper and hassle!

  8. I love that! J is 9 and he is in charge of (at least) cleaning his bathroom once a week. C is 4 and he helps with laundry and picking up his toys.

    Thanks for the printable!

  9. I am going to pin this in a moment. My kiddo just turned 6, and I need to be better about my expectations around the house. Thanks for the free printable! 🙂 And thanks for always hosting such a great party. Off to pin, then check out the other shares.

  10. I am so going to have my son start emptying his backpack now!!

  11. I love chore charts! I think they make kids feel more independent, too.

  12. I think it’s great you have a chore chart! I remember getting my first pair of bathroom cleaning gloves when I was four–I felt so responsible and I love cleaning (and more importantly, having a clean house) to this day!

  13. From FiveLittleChefs.com – Thank you for the invite and hosting!!

  14. I need to do this! The challenge is I need to use images with chores, because of my kids’ reading levels. Another to do task for the summer, lol!

  15. I need to do this! The challenge is I need to use images with chores, because of my kids’ reading levels. Another to do task for the summer, lol!

  16. Looks like you’ve got some great helpers. I think these responsibilities are very important for kids. I like that you listed what the kids do.


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