Chore Chart for Kids

Now that my kids are getting older, one of my resolutions is to have my kids help out around the house more.  I have tried various chore charts through the years, but I always manage to not follow through with their chore routine.  It takes effort to make chores (and chore charts) happen, and I am determined to make it work this time! So, I created a printable chore chart for kids, and I’m excited to share it with you today.

Free Printable Chore Chart

In the past, I’ve made the process too complicated, so I am simplifying it as much as possible.  Each of my kids will have certain chores they are expected to complete every day.  I also decided to put their chore charts in the bathroom so there is no avoiding them.  They will see them several times during the day and hopefully we can maintain these chore charts!

I created a simple chore cart for my kids, and I am sharing the free printable with you:

(To download the JPG file, simply click and save the image below.)

You can save the PDF file of the chore chart here: 


I found frames from the dollar store and spray-painted them to match their bathroom (Lena has a fancy gold frame in her bathroom).  I wrote their daily chores on their charts and framed them. The kids mark off their chores using a dry erase marker on the glass which doesn’t require a new printout until the chores change.

My boys are 9 and 11 and share their own bathroom.  One of their daily chores is to make sure their bathroom is clean.

I’m teaching the boys to clean up any bathroom “misses.”  Say goodbye to the pee-smelling toilet area.

Is this chore chart not quite what you’re looking for?  Check out this other FREE printable chore chart.

Go create something!

I also have

Are you new to my blog? Go HERE to see my home tour and HERE to shop for items I use in our home.


Shop the Post

Printable Chore Chart

It is time for all of us to follow through with those New Year’s resolutions we made just a few weeks ago. Now that my kids are getting older (10, 8, and 4), I made a resolution to have them help with cleaning the house.  And to make sure I actually follow through this year, I created a printable chore chart.

DIY Printable Chore Chart

Now I realize it takes work (on our end) to do chore charts, but they are great accountability for everyone.  Chore charts provide instant gratification for the kids – checking off a list or task is always a good thing! Here’s the free chore chart I created, and you can personalize it for your child (or husband):


To open and save your own chore chart printable, Click HERE –> CHORE CHART

And if you want to laminate and frame the chart as I did, here’s the tutorial:

Making a DIY chore chart Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Glue Gun
  • Twine
  • Wood Stain (I used dark walnut)
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Xacto Knife
  • Balsa Wood (or thin pieces of wood) *I found my balsa wood in a pack at Hobby Lobby.

Balsa Wood

Measure and cut your wood.  I made mine slightly larger than the 8.5-inch printout.

Adding Stain

Next, I stained my piece of wood.

Making a chore chart

While the stain was drying, I lamented my printout.  If you have access to a laminating machine, that is your best bet.  We are laminating it so we can use dry-erase markers and use the chore chart week after week.  I used clear contact paper, but it’s a little more stubborn with the dry-erase markers.  I noticed the red doesn’t erase very well on the clear contact paper.  (Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes work great for erasing!)

Adding contact paper

I measured and cut my contact paper allowing an inch or two to hang off the top and bottom.

DIY Chore Chart

This extra material is where you will attach the wood frame.

Adding Hanger to print

I glued the twine to the extra contact paper.

Adding Hanger

Then, I added glue to the balsa wood and attached it to the chore chart on the extra contact paper – covering where I attached the twine.

Adding Glue

Add a piece to the bottom, and you’re done!

Chore Chart

I used permanent markers for my kids’ names and chores.  The kids use a dry-erase marker to mark their chores.

Printable Chore Charts DIY

Go get those kids to work!

Is this chore chart not quite what you were looking for?  I also have another FREE printable chore chart HERE.

Go create something!

Are you new to my blog? Go HERE to see my home tour and HERE to shop for items I use in our home.

Find me on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Pinterest




Shop the Post