I’ve used, and subsequently retired, countless chore chart systems for my family, mostly because they end up being just a bit too involved for my busy life. But these simple, printable charts might just be exactly what I’ve been looking for. Even better, they’re free.
I figure if mom of four Gennifer Bursett designed these printable chore charts, then they’re worth giving a try with my own foursome. What I love about these in particular, aside from the direct DO YOUR CHORES reminder (which I find myself saying all too often), is that they’re a blank slate, allowing you to add or remove different chores whenever you see fit. My guess is that you’d be most successful printing them out weekly and then adjusting based on how well your kiddos keep up.
If you’re super slick with Illustrator, you could even add your kids’ names to the top. It might not guarantee that they’ll do the chores, but at least they’ll know which chart is theirs to whine about. Hey, it’s a start.
UPDATE: The printable chore charts are now available in editable sets for $3 and up at Pixels and Company to help support the artist. Still a great deal!