The Best Chore Chart for Kids

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Yay!  It’s Saturday!

Awww crap.  Time for chores.  That’s how it goes in my house.  Everyone hates it, but we gotta get it done.

The Best Chore Chart for Kids

To make things as quick and painless as possible, we use a Chore Wheel.  I’ve tried it, and it’s the best chore chart for kids!  I have the kids names on it, and mine too.  The areas we are assigned to clean changes every weekend.

Here’s one by The Happy Scraps.

It works great because we turn the wheel one space before we begin to clean.  That’s all the upkeep it needs.

The Best Chore Chart for Kids

The chore areas I use are:

Living Areas

  • Vacuum living room and bedrooms
  • Dust
  • Tidy – pick up random things and return them to the owner’s bedroom

Bathroom and Laundry

  • Wash and dry laundry (I wash a load daily also)
  • Sort – each person folds and puts away their own laundry
  • Clean bathroom sink, counter, toilet


  • Wash the dishes
  • Sweep and Swiffer Mop
  • Wipe counters

With the Chore Wheel, there are lists on index cards for each area so I don’t have to tell them exactly what to do every single weekend.  They used to ask me what chores they needed to do, and I would just say whatever I could think of. This system saves me tons of time and stress.

Then we can enjoy the rest of our Saturday in a clean house. There’s no more arguing about chores in our house.  Of course, I still see pouting faces.

A List of Chores for Kids by Age

These are ideas for appropriate chores to teach your kids using the chore wheel.

Chores for kids by age

Chores For Kids by Age


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How do you handle chores in your household?

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