Choosing a Chore Chart that Works!
I don’t know about you, but chores are definitely not something we get excited about around here. That being said, having a good chore chart can really help make the process more fun! Whether you have young kids that need a little motivation or maybe you need some help to stay on top of things yourself, I highly recommend choosing a chore chart that works well for you and your family.
Click the video below to watch my review and demonstration of five different chore charts, or keep reading for all the details!
Melissa and Doug Responsibility Chart
With its bright colors and cute star magnets, this Melissa & Doug Chore Chart is a great option for families with young kids. I love how sturdy it is and that it comes with a second board to store all of the extra magnets.
Not only does it include a wide variety of chores, but also some behaviors (no teasing, sharing, etc.). The only downside I could see is that you can really only track one child on this chart. Overall, it’s a great option for keeping track of a job well done!
Sweet Life Society Chore Chart
This chore chart is included in the monthly pack for all of our Sweet Life Society members! The design and colors change every month, but the format stays the same. It offers the ultimate flexibility, since you can write in all of your own chores, and even divide them into different categories (home, school, behavior, etc.). If you wanted to, you could check things off with a checkmark or even use itty bitty stickers.
Just print off a copy and hang it on a clipboard, the fridge, or even in a frame (which, as a bonus, makes it dry erase!). Click here if you want to become a Society member and get a copy for yourself!
Post-It Chore Chart
This basic chore chart has a bit more of a sophisticated look, which makes it a great option for yourself or for older kids. Each page has a sticky back, and since it is Post-It brand, you can trust it to really stick! You could hang it on a wall, the refrigerator, or maybe even stick it to the top of a notebook. I love the fact that you can write in whatever chores you want and that you get a clean fresh one for each new week.
Chalkboard Chore Chart
If you love the look of light writing on a dark background, this Chalkboard chore chart is for you! With a simple, neutral style, this will totally blend with any décor.
The back is completely magnetic, so it’s very easy to hang it up on the fridge. Not only can you add in all of your own chores, you can also write whatever you want across the top (days of the week or maybe each of your children’s names). I recommend using chalk markers to write on this one.
Responsibility Chart by Planet Neat
This Responsibility Chart by Planet Neat comes with TONS of chore options! Pretty much any chore you could think of is included, and they even give you several behaviors to choose from as well. It comes with a string to hang it, and the entire back is magnetic, so you have some options about where to put it.
Like the Melissa and Doug chore chart, this would work best for just one child. There’s nowhere to store the extra chores, but since they are magnetic, it would be easy enough to stick them on the side of the fridge.
There you have it! I really think there is something for everyone with these five different chore charts. Do you use a chore chart? Let me know what your favorite is in the comments!
I feel like with chore charts I can never get them to complete their tasks. I get wrapped up in other things and forget to remind them to get their chores done. I have three kids and I feel like they should be doing more, which we are working on. So in order for the week to not slip by on us I have them each do the same chore for the week and it is rotated each week. It was too confusing for me to remember or look at who was supposed to be doing what that day if they were to rotate each day. If anyone has any other suggestions I would greatly appreciate them!
Andrea Sellers Says
We did the same thing. It was one person’s week to clean the kitchen from Sunday to Saturday, and the other person had to unload and put away the clean dishes whenever it was needed.
At what age would you start a chore chart? What would you have a two year old do ? Or is that too young ? Just a corious grandma?
Tasha Whitsitt SaysPost author
Great question – 2-year old usually love to “help” They can help put clothes in the washer and dryer. They can also help put toys away with supervision. It is a time to start training them young and instill good habits in them early!