When it comes to helping young kids get started with daily chores, picture chore charts can be extremely helpful. That way, kids have a visual reminder of what they’re supposed to do.
And this customizable picture chore chart is perfect!
In this instant download, you get 10 different charts and 36 different task cards so that you can customize your child’s chores and routine each day. It allows you to create your own chore chart to best meet your child’s needs.
WHAT COMES WITH THE CUSTOMIZABLE PICTURE CHORE CHART
The download includes:
- 10 different styles of chore charts
- 36 task cards
- Instructions for use
ABOUT THE CHORE CHARTS
Each chart is different in order to provide several color schemes and 2 different chore chart structures. While each is different, all are similar in that each chore chart is divided into 2 sections:
- tasks to complete
- completed tasks
While each is divided into those 2 sections, the charts come in 2 different templates. Five charts simply have 6 spaces for task cards. The other 5 havs 9 spaces, which are then divided into 3 sections: morning tasks, evening tasks, and paid tasks (see image above for examples).
You use what works best for you!
ABOUT THE PICTURE CARDS
This instant download comes with 36 different chore or task cards. Plus, there are 12 empty cards that you can create your own, if you desire!
These picture cards include tasks and chores for your child. Some are simple daily routines like:
- make bed
- brush teeth (2x)
- get dressed
- brush hair
- put backpack away
- dirty clothes in hamper
- put on pajamas
- put toys away
- take a bath
- put books away
Then there are specific chores that your child can do with supervision or with your help. For example:
- help fold laundry (start with wash clothes)
- match socks
- load dishwasher
- unload silverware & cups
- wash windows
- vacuum (with hand vacuum like this)
- set table
- help wash dishes
- wash table
- gather trash
- take out trash
- feed pet (dog, cat, or fish)
- help sort laundry
- clean sink
- clean toilet
- help fold clothes
HOW TO USE THE PRESCHOOL CHORE CHART DAILY
One of the great things about this chart is it helps give kids a real sense of accomplishment. Not only do chore charts with pictures give kids a visual reminder of what they need to do, it shows them what they’ve done. Just like we love to cross stuff off of our to-do lists, moving the chore card gives kids a real sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.
Here’s how it works:
- At the start of the day, you can place the tasks you want your child to complete in the TO DO section
- Work with your child to complete each task
- Once completed, the child can then move the card to the DONE! section.
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HOW TO SET UP THE CUSTOMIZABLE CHORE CHART
The instructions for how to set up vary slightly depending on what you choose. The following will help walk you through the steps.
STEP 1: Gather Supplies
You’ll first need to decide whether you want to use magnets or velcro. Think about what surface you want to place the chart. Maybe you’ll place it on magnetic fridge doors or a bulletin board.
Then decide which method will work best for you!
Supplies For Velcro Chart:
Supplies For Magnet Chart:
- Magnetic Board or cookie sheet
- sticky-backed magnet strip (to place on back of chore cards)
- Optional: laminator and laminator sheet
STEP 2: Print & Cut
Select the chart you want from the download and print that page. Then print the 2 sheets of picture chore cards. Once printed, cut out the chore cards.
STEP 4: Laminate Chart & Cards
Once your chore cards are cut out and your chosen chart is printed, it’s time to laminate them. This makes your chore chart much more durable against the onslaught of children. Personally, I use this laminator and laminating sheets.
Honestly, investing in an inexpensive laminator is well worth it as a mom. I bought one a couple years ago and it’s been one of the best investments because I can laminate ALL THE THINGS. Flash cards, chore charts, cleaning schedules, kid’s activities, cleaning checklists, and more!
Once laminated, cut out each chore card. Hurray! You’re almost done!
STEP 5: Place Velcro or Magnets on Back of Cards
Once everything is laminated, place either a Velcro dot or a magnet on the back.
- If you use the sticky-backed magnet strip, you’ll cut out 36 pieces (about a 1/2-3/4 inch long)
- If you use Velcro dots, place a scratchy velcro dot in the back of each picture card. Then place soft Velcro dots onto each space on the chart.
Now you’re about ready to rock-n-roll!
A NOTE ABOUT VELCRO:
Velcro is made up of two sides that stick together—a soft side and a scratchy side. Two soft sides or 2 scratchy sides will not stick together. They must be opposite.
So whether you do as I suggest and put scratchy on the chore cards and soft on the chart or do the exact opposite, you need to be consistent in order for everything to work properly.
STEP 6: Post the Chart in Visible Spot
Now you’re ready to actually set up the chart. Whether you chose a magnetic board or cork board, now’s the time to set it up in a spot that your child can easily reach.
STEP 7: Start Using the Chart!
Now the chart is all ready to go. Select the tasks you want your little one to complete and place them in the TO DO section. As they complete them, have them move the card to the DONE! section.
Be sure to encourage and praise your child for their helpfulness and effort!
TIP FOR GETTING STARTED WITH CHORES
When it comes to helping little ones do chores, there are a few things you can do to help them.
- Let them help you with your chores: And talk to them about the importance of each task. Help them to see how these things keep clean clothes in the drawers, food on the table, and the house running smoothly.
- Start small: Break down larger tasks into small tasks that even small children can do. For example, have your child start unloading the dishwasher but just doing the cups. Once mastered, have them sort and put away the silverware.
- Encourage their helpfulness:
For a whole bunch more tips and why chores are so important for kids, check out How to Get Your Kids to Do Chores (without complaining).
GET THE PICTURE CHORE CHART INSTANT DOWNLOAD
If you’re ready to customize your own picture chore chart, get your download of the Customizable Picture Chore Chart. Not only can your help introduce chores to your preschoolers, but you can help them keep a great daily routine!
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