Playing with Words and Numbers in Early Education

Printable Chore Chart

Printable Chore Chart
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Printable Chore Charts - A4 and A3 sizes...

  • 'From the Heart Chore Chart'
  • I made this chart up for my 7 year old boy for home chores and thought it could also work well in the classroom or homeschool situation so here it is to share for FREE - enjoy !
  • Ideal for use AT HOME or AT SCHOOL
****This resource is available as part of our full membership option****

Suggestions for Use

  • Always use specific 'chores' rather than general particularly with younger children, so they know exactly what is expected of them.
  • Also - not too many chores per week - try to keep it simple to start with.
  • AT HOME...
  • Copy the size you would like to use - laminate and use a whiteboard marker to write in your weekly 'chores'.  I use the A3 size as it stands out a bit more.  You could also place a copy into a plastic cover and write on that.
  • Write your child's name on the line at the top.
  • We are about to start this with our 7 year old.  We hope to have a little family meeting and discuss what chores would be appropriate for his age (see below for ideas).
  • As each Heart Chore is completed it is the child's responsibility to tick that day.
  • At the end of the week we have decided to give pocket money of $1 for each year of age (thanks to Karyn for this tip!), so our son will receive $7 if all 'chores' are completed.  50c deductions will occur for infringements !!!!
  • Also 30% of the pocket money will go into their bank savings account just to try and encourage the saving habit.
  • AT SCHOOL.....
  • Similar to above
  • WHOLE CLASS - Enlarge the A4 chart to poster size by using the enlarge setting on your printer.  Laminate for long term use.  Use this size for a whole class 'From the Heart Chore Chart'.
  • Decide on weekly 'chores' as a class.   Different students could be assigned responsibility for different 'chores'.
  • INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS - Use the A4 size or even smaller to make up individual chore charts.
  • Decide on the 'chores' for that week and write them on the chart - copy a chart for each child and have them glue them into their special 'From the Heart Chore Chart' scrapbook.
  • You could even include chores to be done at home as part of homework for example - play a game outside everyday this week.
  • It is up to each child to tick their charts each day.
  • At the end of the week share the whole class chart or individual charts in a sharing circle.  Discuss what needs to be improved and praise where appropriate.  You could even have a reward system if appropriate where a certain amount of ticks on the chart means free time, 5 minutes early to lunch, or a sticker etc (without focussing on the rewards too much - more the great feeling your heart has by completing your chores).
  • Here are some Chores ideas we brainstormed to use on your printable chore charts..... please email us with more....
  • Put cutlery away
  • Set the table
  • Do the dishes once a week
  • Put lunchbox on sink after school
  • Change into play clothes after school
  • Eat 2 pieces of fruit each day
  • Bring home a school reader each school night
  • Bring your belongings in from the car
  • Sweep the kitchen floor
  • Wipe the bench tops in your room
  • Make your bed each morning
  • Encourage your brother with kind words
  • Read a book each day
  • Write a sentence each day
  • Look in the mirror and say I Love You
  • Encourage a friend with kind words
  • Clear the table of dishes and placemats after dinner
  • Cook a meal once per week (with help)
  • Take lunch orders to tuckshop
  • Tidy classroom / area at the end of each day

Please add your suggestions for using Printable Chore Chart in the comments below... thanks !

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  1. Great ideas publisher

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