Chore Charts for kids are an important addition to any home. To make my point, have you looked on Amazon lately? You will find dozens of pages of routine charts will pop up. It is shocking but not really. Parents are eager to find a way to implement routine in their every day lives. Plus a daily routine for kids is necessary to thrive in life, and visual charts help to achieve that goal. This post includes tons of printable chore & routine chart ideas for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners.
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Who has searched endlessly for ways to make life a bit more simple?
Plus the research is in – chores and routine are good for kids. Kind of common sense but it’s definitely nice to have the research to back up those feelings. Chore charts teach kids responsibility and important life skills. The best part about this list of chore charts is that you can easily adapt them to the whole family.
Growing up, we did not have a fancy chore chart or routine cards. Looking back, I would have greatly appreciated a visual schedule of the remainder of my duties around our home. Somehow my mom made it work and we diligently did chores, earned a small allowance, and handled our daily routines as best we could.
Kudos to my mom, really, amazing stuff. Now, as a parent, however, I realize just how difficult achieving a routine and chore system really is. So, I’ll take all the help and use all the tools on which I can get my hands!
Let me tell you this piece of information, first: there are a million and one ways exist to create a daily routine for kids. I think a lot about this topic from a big picture perspective.
Here are a few ideas:
- How to Start Chores with Young Kids
- Age Appropriate Chores & Daily Schedules for Kids
- Chores Versus Contributions
I work on our routine every day.
So, you can trust me, these daily routine charts for kids are the best out there. Your job is to find the best routine, whether it includes a chart or not, that works for your family. I found these amazing daily routine charts on a quest for my family. I thought you might be interested.
Why do you need kids charts?
My sons are 5 and 3.5 years old. So, these daily routine charts are fully vetted for the toddler, preschooler, and elementary aged child in your life! I have never been great at establishing a daily routine. I have always been stuck between “going with the flow” and planning beyond necessity.
Over time I have come to realize that much like a Montessori classroom, at home we must provide a well-planned environment. There must be boundaries and structure, yes, but with a lot of freedom within those boundaries. Giving a child ownership of his responsibilities in the house is key. Telling a child he must do x, or clean up y, will not be nearly as effective.
You might want to start here: Toddler Bedtime Routine Charts
So, finding a routine and chore system that works for your family is the way to go. Now that we have three young children we see the crucial benefit of establishing a routine and, maybe even more importantly, slowing down.
So, with that introduction, I have been doing a bit of research and, of course, I must share that research with you! Below are the BEST Routine Charts for Kids. Now, which one(s) shall we use? I’ll soon let you know!
12 Amazing Daily Routine Charts for Kids
Modern Routine Chart for Toddlers from Dandee Designs
I appreciate the simplicity of the design of this chore chart template. As a result, the child will not be (as) overwhelmed using the simple icons and calm colors, which is perfect for the morning routine and evening routine.
Printable Routine Chart from Life Your Way
The use of visuals is extremely important in my family. In addition, these routine templates print nicely and are a great start for little ones.
DIY Daily Routine Chart for Kids from Listening in the Litany
Such a cool way to get kids involved using their little hands. The simple labels and ease of use with this routine chart is a big plus. In my home, we have to be flexible and this routine chart allows us to be flexible.
Routine Chart from Keeping Life Creative
The flexibility of this routine chart approach is a major bonus. Using a dry erase board and visuals that can be moved around is practical and realistic.
Routine Chart with Real Images from Curious Minds, Pure Hearts
This routine chart is too adorable. What a wonderful approach for introducing young children to a routine. Including the child in the image is brilliant and has a lot of potential to be extremely effective.
Creative Chore Charts from Workman Family
This chore chart is so smart. I love the “flip over when you’re done” aspect to the routine chart.
Morning and Afternoon Routine Cards from Living Locurto
Such a cute set of routine cards, I couldn’t resist. The design is approachable and kids won’t be overwhelmed with it.
Photo Flip Chart from Honey and Hope
The use of real photos is key because kids can relate to real images much more than clip art!
Simple Routine Flip Chart from My Name is Snickerdoodle
Not only will the child get involved in this routine chart, he just might learn a bit of language too. You see connecting the visual with the words is smart because having the element of surprise with pulling down the velcro is the perfect way to hook a child.
Visual Schedule from Weeds to Wishes
This visual chart is too pretty not to check out. Plus the use of the clothespins is a great way to involve the child and include a bit of flexibility in the schedule.
Morning and Bedtime Routine Charts from I Heart Organizing
I love the colors in these charts. The language and the colors are inviting and fun to kids and adults!
I am adding this amazing routine chart to this list recently discovered from Childhood 101. Why? Because of its simplicity and combines teaching kids about money!
Resources to Help with Routine
- Dry Erase Board
- Amazon Alexa
- Headspace App
- Wine of the Month Club
- Dry Erase Markers
Don't forget to download your free morning routine chart!