If you're looking to download free chore charts for kids to help them know what to expect each day and assist in motivating defiant children in getting their chores done, you came to the right place! These are also great for teaching children with ADHD symptoms how to focus on tasks that need to be completed. It's never too early to get your kids helping around the house. Especially considering how much work there constantly is to do as a parent. Sometimes it feels like it's never ending. We have three kids and sometimes I feel like I'm living in a fraternity house with all the stuff they leave all over the house. Just when you finally get one room clean, they come and destroy it so you have to start all over.
When you do use job charts for kids, there are some rules that are good to follow. These can be found on the page about assigning chores for kids. Some of these include developing a routine and giving choices to encourage regular participation. If you are not sure what types of jobs are good for different age groups I've created a chore list as recommended by age to assist in knowing what is appropriate for each member of the household.
After printing them off, you can laminate them to reuse each week and post them in a place that's frequently visited, such as the fridge or on a wall in your child's bedroom. There are two free chore charts to choose from. One has some things already prewritten with a few spaces to add things and the other is blank for you to make entirely how you want it. When implementing, just be sure to always have some type of greater reward when the chart is complete! Stickers alone are not usually enough to reinforce behavior. Unless you have a kiddo that just loves stickers.
Note: You will need to temporarily turn off any pop up blockers to open the a free chart or hold down the CONTROL button while clicking.
In addition to these more individualized free chore charts, you may also be interested in viewing one of my family chore charts that allow you to list chores for the entire family. This promotes working together as a team and even a little healthy competition as well. You may even consider doing some chore wars to really get your kids motivated giving a grand prize each week to the individual that does the most around the house.
You will also need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to download and print the free charts. You can get Adobe Reader here (a new window will open so you can download it without leaving this page, but you will need to temporarily disable any pop up blockers to view the new window).
If you want to open the page in your browser window, just click on an image. However, if you want to download it to view later, then right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save File As." Then select where you want to save it on your hard drive.
Once you have saved the file, locate where you saved it, and double click to view it.
In order to print, open the downloaded file, and select the "Print" option.
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