There are different kinds of ways for a family to divide up chores. We tried many approaches, and one that works well for us is to assign the kids chores based on a morning and evening chore schedule. Besides keeping the house in order, our goal is to help our kids learn to work with us. We don’t always use a printed chore schedule, but when we do so, it’s much easier to keep track of who is assigned to what.
Schedule of chores
The kids chore schedule helps children and parents to know who is assigned to which chores each of the day in the week. The schedule includes two separate lists chores so that you can list morning and evening chores.
Customize the list of chores based on how you typically divide things up in your house. Then, you can print a blank plan and fill in the kids’ names.
This spreadsheet contains both the theme-enabled colorful version shown in the image above, as well as a ink-friendly version.
This chore schedule template could also be used as a reward chart, but that isn’t how we try to use it. In our opinion, it’s important for kids to learn that some work is done out of duty or service for the family.
How do you make a chore timetable?
1: Make it Fun.
2: Offer Positive Reinforcement.
3: Offer Other Chore Opportunities.
4: Be Flexible.
5: Make it Age-Appropriate.
6: Set Aside Time Each Day when Everyone does Chores Together.
7: Get Input from the Kids.
8: Find a Strategy for all the Other Tasks.