Chore charts are an effective way to manage the tasks that need to be done around the house. They are great in order to hold everyone accountable, even you! It’s all about making the necessary tasks easy and routine so they get done quickly and effectively every day. Making a habit out of cleaning and organizing keeps your home clean, your family working together and keeps the clutter at bay. Here are a few options for chore charts.
All of the chore chart options are easy to assemble. You probably have most of the materials lying around the house already…..so here goes…
Pick the one that works for you and if after a while it doesn’t work, change it up!
The first option is super easy. Grab some markers, a container (I like a clear container) and some paper. The paper doesn’t have to be patterned, but it makes it a little more fun.
Cut the paper into strips and write down the chores that need to be done. You can leave them as strips or fold them up. Put them in the jar and then have each family member pull chores out. Do this one at a time or have them pull out a specified number and see how quickly they can get them done.
I call this option the Washi Tape Chore Chart. What you need is a pencil shaped container (mug works great too!), washi tape, wooden sticks (I bought these on Etsy) and markers.
Write down the chores on the sticks and then use washi tape to color code the ends. You can color code by child, age, length of time the chore will take and so on. Use fun washi patterns and colors so this system looks as good as it works.
This is one of my favorite options. Write the chores down on ping pong balls and draw them out lottery style. It’s fun and even little kids can grab the balls out of the jar. I used a glass container here so you could see the contents, BUT you could use a fish bowl, fun pail or holiday themed container.
I love to have each family member put their finished tasks into another container and see who can finish the most in a specified period of time, like ten minutes.
If you’re looking for a printable version, we have one available on Etsy. It’s made for multiple kids, but we also have one available for one child. This is a great option if you want to give your child a visual representation of what needs to be done. Pick the reward for a completed chore chart ahead of time.