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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Preschool Chore Charts

Our chore charts for the older kids are working well, but since Kaleb can’t read yet I made his a little more ‘preschool’ friendly and used picture cards to help him see what he needed to do. The cards are the same size as my workbox activity cards, so if you want to mix and match those cards with this grid, they will work together.

Kaleb’s chore chart is broken up into three parts: morning chores, afternoon chores and chores to earn money. He earns minimal money, but we’re working on starting early with the giving, saving, spending concept. The boy gets excited with pennies…so it’s all good! :)

The chart is laminated and there are velcro dots in each of the squares below. This chart is also the same size as his daily workbox grid and is on a jump/key ring along with his workbox cards. Each of his chore cards attach with the velcro.

I do have to re-stock his chore chart every morning and for now we are just pulling off the cards when he completes his chores {until I come up with a better plan. I am keeping track of the chores he has earned by writing on the back of the chart with a Sharpie and erasing it weekly.

Preschool Chore Cards 1

 Preschool Chore Cards 2 Preschool Chore Cards 3

We are keeping it pretty simple for his ‘chores’. Here’s a peek at some of the things that we have on his chore chart. Some of the chores rotate throughout the week, but there are several that are consistent on a daily basis.

Kaleb’s daily chores: make bed, clean room, brush teeth, pick-up clothes, pick up shoes/hang up jacket, set table, wash table, devotions.

Kaleb’s extra {paid} chores: trash, vacuum, laundry, wash windows, dust, sweep, water plants, weed garden.

He loves helping wash dishes….


And helping make his bed…


You can download a copy of the preschool chore charts by either clicking the thumbnail picture or on this link. The chore chart file has five different colored charts: blue, green, pink, purple and white {so you can print on colored cardstock if you would like} and also includes chore cards. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. :)

In case you missed them before, you can also download a copy of our Chore Chart Printables for our older kids and see how we’re implementing that system in our house. There may also be extra cards for you to use in the workbox activity cards that I also posted earlier.

Hope this helps you out!

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  • Thank you so much for the chore cards! They are exactly what I was looking for! Sounds like you got a good system going! Kaleb looks so cute doing his chores!

    By Blogger Leslie, At August 19, 2010 at 9:06 AM  

  • We must be on the sam mind tract. This is the third time I have worked and worked to make something, made it, printed it, got it set up, only to find that if I had waited a few days you would have the same thing up on your site, and I could have printed and used yours. LOL! I just did our chore cards, and the last thing that happened this way was the pledge signs for our morning board.

    By Blogger Angela, At August 19, 2010 at 9:07 AM  

  • Very cool. I might download this to go wtih another idea I saw, chore popsicle sticks.

    By Blogger Ticia, At August 19, 2010 at 9:37 AM  

  • Love these! Printing them out and adding them to the needs to be laminated pile :-P

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At August 19, 2010 at 9:56 AM  

  • I love these what a great idea...I was just thinking about doing something like this for Emily. Thank you for sharing!!

    By Blogger Michelle, At August 19, 2010 at 10:03 AM  

  • Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for for my boys! Thanks so much for sharing!

    By Blogger Coby, At August 19, 2010 at 10:28 AM  

  • Thank you for sharing :)

    By Blogger aeljot, At August 19, 2010 at 11:41 AM  

  • Thanks for sharing! I will definitely be trying this with my 4 year old.

    By Blogger Nicole, At August 19, 2010 at 1:15 PM  

  • THank you so much for sharing, these can even be used with our son who has Autism as PEC Cards!

    By Blogger Sandra, At August 19, 2010 at 2:02 PM  

  • hi, you've sent me printables recently because i couldn't download it. Are you going to link this printables to the page you sent me so that i can donwload them?
    Thanks you've been so nice to me.

    By Blogger Patricia, At August 19, 2010 at 2:06 PM  

  • Thanks for sharing. My little one is turning 4 on Tuesday and I think it's time for her to start learning a little responsiblility.

    By Blogger Unknown, At August 19, 2010 at 3:53 PM  

  • Thank you!
    How old is Kaleb?

    By Blogger Unknown, At August 19, 2010 at 5:00 PM  

  • Thank you!! I've never posted before, but I LOVE your blog-it has brought so much success into our home with my preschooler. I just wanted to thank you for all of the time you've spent sharing with us.

    By Anonymous Brandi Osborn, At August 19, 2010 at 9:41 PM  

  • Great idea to make the cards!

    By Blogger Jenny, At August 19, 2010 at 10:05 PM  

  • Patricia ~ I will be linking them as soon as I can. I've been in the hospital the last few days with sick kids and babies being born, but the same download link is in this post that would be on that page. :)

    Eszter ~ Kaleb will be turning 4 at the end of November.

    By Blogger Jolanthe, At August 20, 2010 at 8:25 AM  

  • I'm a veteran homeschooler (i like that word much better than "older") and I've been blogging my best homeschooling tips in hopes of helping everyone get off to a good start. One of my tips was about the futility of spending time planning vs. Doing your plans! I was referred to your blog by a reader who used you as an example of someone who has that tip down to a science. Congratulations!

    Love your blog. Lots of practical stuff.

    By Anonymous Debbie @ Cheaper By the Bakers Dozen, At August 21, 2010 at 10:06 AM  

  • I've been using this chore chart system for a week now and so far its a complete success. This morning my boys (4 and 6) ran in to see their chores for the day and all I heard was, "I get to clean windows today! And I get to help with laundry. You get to set the table!" "Yes!". Ahhh!! Loving it!!

    By Blogger Maggie Elliott, At August 26, 2010 at 1:45 PM  

  • thanks for sharing this. I will be sure to utilize these. I linked to it on my blog -

    By Blogger Nina, At August 26, 2010 at 11:37 PM  

  • I just saw this post, Jolanthe, and have recently made something similar for Matthew (who also LOVES doing chores and has just recently turned 4). I love the idea of using the clip art! How exactly do you have Kaleb vacuum? Matthew would love to vacuum, but our vacuum is hard for him to maneuver... any tips? :) You can bet I'd love to hand this chore over to him!

    By Blogger Nicole {tired, need sleep}, At September 18, 2010 at 9:40 PM  

  • Hi Jolanthe,
    Thanks so much for posting this useful chore chart & picture cards. I'd like to include a few different ones for morning & evening routine activities, such as "Go Potty", Eat Breakfast", "Get Dressed", "Wash Face", "Bath Time", "Put on PJs", "Set out Clothes" for the next day, "Story Time" (picture of parent reading to child), and "Prayers". Then I'd like to have an Extra Rewards section. I'd love to see "Quiet" (with picture of mommy on phone), "Quiet" (with picture of mommy breastfeeding baby to sleep), "Obey Cheerfully" no complaining, "Ask Nicely" for something & "Saying Thank you". Would you be able to post graphics for these things too, as my daughter is 3 1/2 & can't read yet. Or would you be able to tell me where I could find graphics for the above mentioned things? Thank you!
    Becky =)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At September 24, 2010 at 1:26 PM  

  • Thanks so much. This is exactly what I have been looking for for my non-reader.

    By Anonymous Kimberly, At October 9, 2010 at 3:46 PM  

  • I just found your preschool chore cards, and first of all, they are wonderful in themselves. They are just what I've been looking for! But I wanted to thank you also for using a variety of children in your pictures. My family does not "match" (we have biological children AND adopted children), so this made me smile. Thank you!

    By Blogger Kasey, At November 16, 2010 at 10:32 PM  

  • Great idea to make the cards!

    By Anonymous Jenny, At December 15, 2010 at 12:58 PM  

  • hi, you've sent me printables recently because i couldn't download it. Are you going to link this printables to the page you sent me so that i can donwload them?
    Thanks you've been so nice to me.

    By Anonymous Patricia, At December 15, 2010 at 12:58 PM  

  • I love these what a great idea...I was just thinking about doing something like this for Emily. Thank you for sharing!!

    By Anonymous Michelle, At December 15, 2010 at 12:58 PM  

  • I have a 4 year old, 2 year old with one on the way in may (all boys) and I was just wondering what you did for your little one for his devotion time?

    By Blogger byhisgrace, At March 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM  

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