A list of age appropriate chores for 3 year olds with free printable chore chart templates
Chores for toddlers are important even if they are not very helpful. It might take you longer to help your 3 year old to do something than it would take you to do it yourself. However, getting toddlers to do chores is important for a number of reasons. Firstly, toddlers are eager to help. They want to feel independent and capable of doing things on their own. Trust me, it is easier to get a 3-year-old to do something than a teenager. Also, if you want chores to become a habit then you have to start early.
Chore List for 3 Year Old
What are appropriate chores for a 3 year old?
The following list includes chores for three-year-olds but it is important to recognize that each child develops at a different pace and it is only meant to help you understand which chores are typical for 3-year-olds. However, not all kids will be capable of doing all of these chores. If not, adapt the chore list accordingly.
– put their toys away
– fill up a pet’s water or food dish
– put the clothes from the washer or dryer into the hamper
– dust surfaces
– arrange books and magazines in a pile
– make their bed
Toddler Chore Chart
Since a 3-year-old cannot read we offer a customizable chore chart for toddlers with pictures. Preschoolers can see the picture of the household chore and understand what needs to be done without reading. The toddler chore chart printable is editable and you can add pictures for each chore.
Chore Chart for 3-Year-Old
Each child develops at a different pace. Some kids might not be ready for some of these chores. If not, don’t push them. Check out our list of age appropriate chores to find daily chores for kids that are more relevant.
This is a free printable toddler chore chart with pictures. You can either add pictures from the gallery or upload photos of your child.
This responsibility chart lists a child’s daily responsibilities with an image next to each one since your toddler cannot read yet.
In addition to the chores that a child is required or asked to do at home, children have responsibilities for their basic hygiene and their own personal responsibilities. For a three-year-old, responsibilities could include putting toys away when they have finished playing. They can make their bed and brush their teeth although you should brush them when they finish. Since they cannot read, this responsibility chart includes pictures to help them understand what they need to do. Take a photo of each task and add it to the chart. For example, if you want to add “brush your teeth” to the chart then take a photo of them brushing their teeth. If you don’t want to bother taking photos and personalizing the chart, then use photos from the gallery.
How to Create a Chore Chart with Pictures
- Click on the button above to open the chore chart generator.
- Select a chore chart with pictures (there are two options).
- Change the border color if you prefer.
- Click on each image to upload a photo of your child doing that chore or use a chore picture.
- Edit the text.
If you want a chore chart for kids without pictures then select a version without pictures.
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