Free chore chart templates that will get your family to do their chores. Your life is about to get easier!
Free printable chore charts that you can customize with your name and chore list. Make your own chore chart with a layout that will suit your needs. There are many options available. You can also change the background or border. There are 101 different designs available.
Select a chore chart template from the selection below and click on “customize” to open the chore chart maker. Replace the dummy text with your list of chores. If you prefer to print a blank chore calendar and add the list after you print then don’t forget to delete the dummy text before you download or print.
Free Chore Chart Template
Weekly Chore Chart
Chore Chart Maker
These customizable free printable chore charts are made with our online app. You can select the background and the chore list layout.
Excel Chore Chart
Word and PDF Versions
There are many charts in Word or PDF below. The PDF charts are editable. You can type your chore lists on them before you print.
Daily Chore Chart
Blank Chore Chart
This blank chart template has no background or border. The editable chart is available in both Word and as an editable PDF. You can also make blank printable chore charts with the chore chart maker by simply deleting the border.
Weekly and Daily Chart
The following free editable printable chore charts have a section for daily chores and one for weekly chores.
With our free online chart maker, you can use many different formats to track your printable chore list. To make a chore calendar simply select a calendar style template from the planner inserts. There are many options available there. Once you have chosen your background, choose planner inserts, and then chore chart.
Weekly Chore Calendar
Bullet Journal Style
Add Any Border and Change the Chore Widgets
Monthly Chore Calendar
Add Any Border and Change the Chore Widgets
Yearly Chore Calendar
I love this setup for chores that you want to do once every few months like clean your car, or clean ceiling fans, etc.
This layout is great for monthly challenges. For example, in January you might decide to tidy for 10 minutes a day. In February you can clean for 10 minutes a day. In March you might tackle one small area each day. The idea is to have monthly challenges and to get your entire home clean and organized within one year. Hopefully, some of the challenges will become habit and the upkeep will be a breeze.
You can also create a chore schedule with one of our editable blank calendar templates.
A chore chart for family members lets you see everyone’s chores at a glance. Either select a blank family chore chart or make a pretty chart with our chore chart maker. See family chore chart.
One of the reasons that roommates tend to argue is the division of the chores. We offer a large selection of roommate chore chart templates that will help divide the tasks up and ensure that everyone does their part.
Printable Chore Charts
There are two methods to make free printable chore charts on this website: 1. Editable PDF or Microsoft Word Files. 2. DIY chore chart with our online chart maker.
Editable Chart with PDF or Word
This is a simple editable PDF document that you can edit to create a custom chart. You can also use the Word version. This is a perfect solution for those who want a simple chart in black and white.
Chore Chart Maker
Select the chore chart list template and any border or background. This is a perfect solution for those who are looking for a pretty chart that can be customized.
What changes can be made to the free customizable chore chart template?
- You can select the background. There are 101 different backgrounds for adults and children. If you are making a chore chart for adults either delete the border or add an appropriate design. If you are making a chore chart for kids then select the “kids” category in the border section. When making a chore chart for teens you will probably want to keep it simple with no border or use the editable PDF version.
- You can change the actual chore template. There are different formats available such as a chore list template, chart, or calendar template. Each layout can keep track of your daily, weekly, or monthly chores. To make a monthly chore chart, you can either select one of the inserts from the “chores” category or the “calendar” category.
- Add or edit text.
You can create your own chore chart online without downloading any software.
Benefits of Chores
Chores teach kids responsibility. When kids do chores they feel responsible, independent, and contribute to the household.
Chores teach kids what it takes to run a home. Our job is to give them the tools they will need later on in life and that includes basic household chores that they will have to do. When they learn how to do these things before they leave home they will be ready to live an independent life when the time comes.
Chores teach kids time management skills. They learn how to prioritize and get things done even when they have a lot on their plate. One of the tools I think we should give our children is the ability to prioritize their time and tasks when they have more than one thing to do. This is something they will experience later on in life and they need to know how to cope. Today, it is a matter of learning how to do homework, load the dishwasher, and then wash TV. In a few years’ time, they might have a few projects at work and other responsibilities all at once. This same basic skill will help them later on in life.
Chores help them appreciate their free time. Has it ever happened to you that you have had an entire free done and done less than you would have done when you went to work? This happens to me all the time. The less time I have the more I get done. And when I don’t have as much free time I appreciate and enjoy my free time more than when I have too much of it. If you make your child do her chores before she has free time, I guarantee you she will enjoy her free time more.
Should children be paid for chores?
In my opinion, children should have some chores that they have to complete before they can be paid for additional paid chores.
They shouldn’t be paid for basic chores that should be required from all family members. However, when we offer additional chores, over and above the basic chores, it can be very beneficial to children. It teaches them the value of money and what is required to earn it. Chores teach them responsibility and work ethic. It should be a win-win solution. Paid chores should help you solve problems and get things done that you would have had to do or pay someone else to do.