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Chores for 5 Year Olds

A list of age appropriate chores for 5 year olds with free printable chore chart templates

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Chore List for 5 Year Old

The list of chores for kindergarteners is already quite long. At this age, they can do many household chores that they might not have been able to do before.

What are appropriate chores for a 5 year old?

The following list includes chores for five-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 5 year olds. However, not all kids will be capable of doing all of these chores. If not, adapt the chore list accordingly.

The following household chores list is appropriate for kindergarteners:

– 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

– empty wastebaskets in a room

– bring in the newspaper or mail

– water plants

– make their bed

– pull weeds in gardens

– dust and vacuum with a handheld device

– help prepare and set food on the table

– pick up their clothes

– carry light groceries

This list of chores is only a guideline. If your child isn’t ready for any of the chores above then don’t push them. Adapt the chores to their specific capabilities.

Jobs for 5-Year-Olds

Some people believe in paid chores and therefore are looking for work for 5-year-olds that they can get paid for. I personally believe in paid chores but I do think that kids should also have responsibilities and chores that they are not paid for. In my opinion, paid chores should be over and above what they should do each day. They should be able to choose paid chores and if they do them well then they get paid for them.

If you are looking for work for 5-year-olds then choose additional chores from the list above.

Chore Chart for 5-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. We offer a selection of free printable chore charts with pictures.

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You can either select clipart from our gallery of chores images or you can upload a photo of your child. You can edit all text, change the border color and change the images.

Responsibility Chart

This responsibility chart lists a child’s daily responsibilities with an image next to each one. Even if your five-year-old has started to learn how to read, they will probably still need pictures next to their chore chart to help them understand each responsibility or chore.

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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 five-year-old, responsibilities could include tidying their room, putting their clothes in the laundry, putting toys away, making their bed, and brushing their teeth (although you should brush them when they finish). 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.

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How to Add Images to the Chore Chart with Pictures

  1. Click on the button above to open the chore chart maker.
  2. Edit the text if you want to change the chore list.
  3. Click on each image to change the picture.
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You can either add chore pictures from the gallery or you can add a photo or image from your computer.

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