Mr. Right and I were married for 10 years before our twins were born. During that time we managed to keep our house really clean. And while we knew that having kids would make housekeeping more challenging, we had absolutely no idea how dramatic that challenge would be. Now we get it!
Our 5 year old twins, BusyBoy and GigglyGirl, can completely ransack the house in mere minutes. They somehow manage to distribute crayons, scraps of paper, Lincoln Logs, toy cars, all manner of dolls, microscopic accessories of the dolls, various other toys ranging from large to teeny-tiny, pieces of shredded cheese, slices of banana, Pop Tart crust, articles of clothing, sofa cushions, the little fabric covers that go on the arms of upholstered chairs, leaves they found interesting, books, buttons, pine needles, plastic cups, dried chunks of toothpaste, parts from the Hubble telescope, unidentified foreign objects from civilizations not yet known to modern man, and dirt in a random and chaotic but also thorough and even pattern all over our once pristine house. And this is just in the time between when they wake up and eat breakfast.
So in an effort to restore order and prevent our house from being condemned and quarantined by the government, we have created this Printable Chore Chart for Kids that gives us a daily guide which we can use to have them help fight back the pandemonium. Somehow having the chore chart in writing and posted on the refrigerator makes it more official and mandatory for them. If any complaining or arguing begins, we can just say, “it’s on the chore chart” and they shrug their shoulders as if to say, “well if it’s on the chore chart I guess I have no choice” and off they go.
Now the magic of the Printable Chore Chart for Kids is available to you. Simply download and print this free chore chart and you’re on your way to harmony and serenity in your household. (OK maybe that’s pushing it a little, but you get the point.)
We’ve made two versions of the Printable Chore Chart for Kids here for your convenience.
The PDF version of the Printable Chore Chart for Kids has a 7 day grid with boxes to mark off make the bed, put dirty clothes in hamper, wipe around bathroom sink, straighten-up the family room, dust around the TV, pick up any trash and scraps, empty the waste baskets, take the dishes to the kitchen sink, wipe off the kitchen table, sweep under the kitchen table, put away all toys & books, and pick shoes & clothes for tomorrow. It also has 3 blank slots for you to write in other chores.
The Microsoft Word version of the Printable Chore Chart for Kids is editable so that you can put your children’s names at the top and add to or modify the chores on the chart to best suit your needs.
We hope using this Printable Chore Chart for Kids helps make your life a bit easier and happier.
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