Encouraging toddlers and preschoolers to help around the house and do simple tasks can be easy and fun with personalized chore charts that allow them to place a tick or a star against each completed chore. Toddlers can help with chores, such as, putting the laundry out to dry or sorting small items of clothing, making beds, putting their toys away, clearing or setting the table, watering the plants and so much more.
While the best way to motivate and inspire a toddler or preschooler to do chores is to be a good role model yourself and have fun while working around the house, a chore chart is a great tool as well. Here are a few great websites where you’ll find some of the best free, printable, customizable and cute chore charts for toddlers and preschoolers. This cool felt chore chart is a fun way for kids to help personalize their chores themselves!
Hygiene, Basic and Advanced Chore Charts for Young Children
Homeschool Curriculum for Life has three chore chart templates to choose from. One is for hygiene chores while the other two are for regular chores. The Advanced chore chart is quite nice in the sense that it lists the different chores that a toddler or preschooler may be expected to do, such as brush teeth, dress, make bed, and so on.
DLTK’s Growing Together website has the cutest range of chore charts for you to create. You can pick from themes such as Spongebob Squarepants to Alice in Wonderland to Angels and lots more. You can even customize the row and column headings to fit the chores your toddler will be doing and then, just print them off.
I also, really like the toddler chore chart by Successful Family Chores. It isn’t very customizable but if you’re looking for a basic, hygiene chore chart with simple tasks such as brushing teeth, dressing, brush hair, go potty and so on, this one is really cute since it has adorable graphics along with each task.
Organize Chores with Weekly and Monthly Charts
Chore Charts has a variety of free, themed charts to organize chores by week or month. There is plenty of choice for themes and designs, including a Happy Birthday one, a Christmas Kids Chart and a Princess-themed one.
Handipoints is another fun website that allows you to create a weekly chart for a kid’s chores. The fun part is that you can either select from the list of chores available or create your own custom chores for the chart. The site does require you to sign up for free before you can print off the chart. What’s really cool about Handipoints is that it allows you to create a “HandiLand Cat” for your kids at the time of sign-up. So, kids can login, mark off their chores and earn points to adopt and dress-up these cats. However, this might be more appropriate for older kids or even preschoolers since toddlers would enjoy the stickers and check marks more.
Chore charts can make helping around the house fun and interactive and encourage young children to be more responsible without making it boring and dull. Do print off a fun, free chart for your toddler or preschooler and watch them have fun placing a sticker or a check-mark against each task.
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