Looking for a way to introduce age appropriate chores for your toddler? This Free Toddler Chore Chart Printable is the perfect solution!
It’s so important to teach our little ones about responsibility and hard work from a young age. But sometimes it can be challenging to figure out the best way to start that process. This Toddler Chore Chart will help you introduce this lesson in a fun and easy to understand way!
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Toddler Chore Chart Quick Tips:
Save Paper and Printer Ink – ONLY PRINT ONCE – Then use these Peel and Stick Laminating Sheets from Amazon. I’m obsessed with these laminating sheets. I use them for my Toddler’s Potty Training Chart as well. They are SUPER quick and Easy to apply. No need for a laminating machine! Laminate the chart, and the cut outs. (Before you cut them out)
Next, use these Velcro Dots. Just stick them on the back of the Chore Square cut outs, and have the other side of the Velcro Dots on the Chore Chart. (Bonus – These will come in handy for tons of other crafts!)
What Chores Can Toddlers Do?
Believe it or not, YES, toddlers can do chores! While some of the chores they do will be genuinely helpful (at least a little bit anyways), it’s really more so about teaching them about responsibility and hard work. It’s a great way to instill in them that
- It’s important to chip in and help
- When you want something, you need to work for it
Allow some extra time to get the tasks done because it will of course take a bit longer with your little helper. Just remember to be patient with them.
What Age Should Your Toddler Start Doing Chores?
Age 2 is a great time to introduce chores to toddlers! They will love having their very own Chore Chart! Get them a Toddler Counter Stool so they can reach the counter to help with any tabletop chores, such as wiping counters, helping cook dinner, helping pack lunches, etc.
Keep it simple with young toddlers, and get a little more detailed and advanced as they grow older. Every toddler is different, so you should gauge your specific child and what you think they could handle. Even if you think they may not understand a particular chore, give them a chance! If it turns out that they really aren’t ready…then just give it a while before you try that chore again. No harm, no foul!
Here are some examples of age appropriate chores for toddlers to help you get started!
Chores For A 2 Year Old
- Water Plants
- Put their meal dishes in the sink
- Help match socks
- Help Feed Pets
- Put Toys Away
Chores For A 3 Year Old
- Put clothes in hamper
- Dusting furniture
- Wipe up messes
- Help set/clear the table
- Help put groceries away
Chores For a 4-5 Year Old
- Make their bed
- Help empty dishwasher
- Pull Weeds
- Use hand vacuum to spot clean
- Help cook dinner
HOW TO USE THE FREE TODDLER CHORE CHART PRINTABLE
1) Laminate The Chore Chart, Chore Cut Outs and Days Of The Week
2) Cut Out The Daily Chore Options
3) Cut Out The Days Of The Week
4) Place Velcro Dots on the backs of the cut outs, and however many daily chores you want to include on the the daily “To Do” and “Done!” columns of the Chore Chart
5) Each day, select the chores that need to be done, and Velcro them on the “To Do” column of the Chore Chart
6) Once done, your toddler gets to move the Chore Cut Out over to the “Done!” column
7) If they complete all of their daily chores, they get the reward! (Easy Examples: A special snack, an extra book at bedtime, stay up 10 minutes later, watch their favorite movie, etc.)
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