Weekly Chore Chart
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Creating and using a weekly chore chart is a simple yet effective way to make household duties more manageable. By involving everyone in the planning process, you'll teach important life skills while keeping your home in order.
So download our free printable and start assigning those chores today!
How to assign the Weekly Chores?
There are a few things to remember when assigning chores to family members.
- Make sure you include tasks that are age-appropriate. Younger children may not be able to handle certain tasks, while older kids can take on more responsibility.
- Try to mix up the chores so that everyone gets a chance to do something they enjoy (or at least don't loathe). For example, if your child loves to vacuum, assign that task to them on a regular basis.
- Once you've decided on which tasks to include, it's time to assign them to each family member.
- We recommend doing this as a team so that everyone has a say in what they're responsible for. Afterall, it's a great opportunity to teach communication and negotiation skills.
It's important to be clear on what is expected of each person and when their chores are due. You'll also want to provide consequences for not completing chores (e.g., loss of screen time) to enforce the importance of following through.
Make your own Weekly Chore Chart.
You can make your own Chore chart. You can edit text, change the font, or add your child's name. This chore will allow you to add the name, and change the text, color, font style, and number of rows.
Free Printable Weekly Chore Chart
With the assignments in place, it's time to start using the printable chore chart. Print out a copy for each family member and place them in a visible spot, such as on the fridge.
Each day, have each person check off the boxes for the chores they completed. This helps keep everyone accountable and provides a sense of accomplishment when tasks are completed. It's also a tangible visual of everyone's contributions to the household.
One key to making a weekly chore chart successful is to constantly review and adjust it as necessary. As your family's needs and schedules change, so will the chores that must be done.
Regularly checking in and making modifications will help ensure that everyone stays on track and that the chart remains an effective tool.