A list of age appropriate chores for 8 year olds with free printable chore chart templates
Chore List for 8-Year-Old
What are appropriate chores for an 8-year-old?
The following list includes chores for eight-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 8-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
– give food and water to pets
– mop, sweep and vacuum
– fold laundry and put them away
– help prepare dinner
– give the family dog a walk
– bring the family dog outside to pee
– rake the yard
– put groceries in the fridge
– wipe the dinner table after a meal
Jobs for 8-Year-Olds
Some people believe in paid chores and therefore are looking for work for 8-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 8-year-olds then choose additional chores from the list above.
Chore Chart for 8-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.
How to Make a Chore Chart
1. Open the chore chart app by clicking on the button above.
2. Select a customizable chore chart template. There are 14 options available but all elements can be changed so there are many different options.
3. Change the background or border if you prefer.
4. Select any chore chart format. There are daily and weekly chore chart templates. Some charts track an allowance and some offer paid chores. Some have options for siblings as well (family chore chart). Choose the chore sheet that works best for you. The weekly chore list templates start on either a Sunday or a Monday.
5. Edit the text and add additional text if you want.
6. Add clipart if you wish.
7. Download your printable chore chart. Download it as an image or a PDF document.
Here are some sample chore charts made with the app. These are only samples and the possibilities are endless.
If you prefer a children’s chore chart in black and white to save ink then you might prefer this ink-friendly version. You can edit it.
Sample Chore Charts