Here’s a simple chore chart printable we use for our kids’ daily and weekly chores! (Plus a sample of how we actually use it!)
Do you count chores as part of your homeschool? I know chores should be part of every kid’s life, but we count them as life skills (how very Montessori), and they’re an important part of our homeschool experience.
Chore Charts for Kids
Chores look different in every house, so here’s how we do them:
- Every child has Chores they do every day that they don’t get paid for. These are tasks like brush your teeth, put away dirty clothes, feed your cat – things they need to do to take care of themselves (or their animal).
- Every child has Commission jobs that they get paid for. These are household chores that benefit the whole family – sweeping floors, dishes, cleaning the bathroom, etc.
- Once a week, we swap out our daily Commission jobs for once-a-week cleaning tasks (that they also get paid for) – mopping, dusting fans, etc.
- We have a list of extra Commission jobs for anytime they want to earn extra money. Right now, those jobs are things like weed the garden, weed eat, and pick up sticks in the yard.
The goal here is to teach them that there are some Chores you have to do simply because you are human (shower, floss, etc.). By differentiating between Chores and Commission, we want to teach our kids that if you want to make money, you have to work for it, and you have plenty of different opportunities to do it.
Printable Chore Charts for Kids
If you like this concept, here’s a sample of a chore chart and a printable version you can fill in for yourself!
Download the Printable Chore Chart here!