Operation: Organization–Printable Kids’ Chore Cards

Printable customizable chore charts/ checklists for kids

Hey, everyone, and welcome to another year of Operation: Organization {Back to School Edition}!  Whether you have school aged children or not, you probably still feel the urge to organize as summer wanes and we head into fall and the holidays.  This is the perfect time to make sure things are running smoothly in your homes before the busy season hits!

Operation Organization Back to School Edition Series at 11 Magnolia Lane
We have a fabulous line up of guest bloggers for you over the next two weeks.  Some of them you’ll recognize from our previous series, and some might be new to you.  We guarantee that they are all amazing at what they do–and they’re got some great ideas to share with you! {the full schedule is at the end of the post}

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I’m kicking things off today by sharing the chore charts that I made for my kids. I mentioned them in this post on back to school, and promised that I’d share them if I got permission from my friend Stephanie, who created the original document.  She graciously agreed.  She’s a Savannah friend whose son is friends with mine and she’s also a brand-new blogger, so you can visit her at The Pleasant Nest.

My kids are older (almost 15 and just-turned 12), so they have lots of responsibilities around the house.  My son, in particular, does better with getting it all done correctly when he has a written list to follow, and the more specific it is, the better.  These are perfect because he can carry them around with him and check things off as he completes them.  I love that the last thing on every card is “check your work” because that increases the chances that it will all be done correctly when I come to inspect!

Printable customizable chore charts/ checklists for kids

If you download these, you’ll notice that I have duplicates of most items; one for each child.  Some of the cards (like “Before School Checklist”) are slightly different as they take turns on different morning jobs (i.e. walking the dog and unloading the dishwasher) from one week to the next.  They just trade those cards on Monday morning.  Some of the items are only done weekly; I just hand them those cards when it’s time for them to clean their room or mow the lawn.

I laminated our cards, punched a hole in them, and secured them with a binder ring.  I’ve already mentioned the laminator I bought (and LOVE) for about $20; here are all of the supplies that I used:

 

Once the cards are laminated, my kids can use a dry-erase marker to check items off as they’ve completed them.

The complete file is several pages long and is editable so you can delete my items and add your own; click below on Word or Pages to download.

Printable customizable chore charts/ checklists for kids

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Many thanks to Stephanie for sharing her files with us, and hopefully these will help you streamline chores and cleaning at your house.  We’ll be back tomorrow with Lauren from Bless’er House!

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Need some help getting organized?  Be sure to check out our brand-new Calendar Pad, perfect for organizing your entire family {here}, and our printable student planner {here}.

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See all of the previous posts in our Operation: Organization series {here} and follow the Pinterest board {here}.  

Operation: Organization {Back to School Edition} 2015 Schedule:

8/17:  11 Magnolia Lane

8/18: Blesser House

8/19: Sunny Side Up

8/20: Monthly Pretty Preppy Party

8/21: The Heathered Nest

8/22: The Creativity Exchange

8/23:  Just a Girl and Her Blog

8/24: This is Happiness

8/25: Dixie Delights

8/26: Organizing Made Fun

8/27: Pretty Preppy Party Features 

8/28: Simply Organized

Check out our Operation: Organization January 2016 HERE.

Tour our homes HERE.

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Comments

  1. I love these chore cards Christy 🙂 They are prefect for getting (and staying) on track. Thank you so much for sharing them and I’m so excited to be a part of Operation Organize! xo

  2. These are great! Something else I wish I’d had for my kids ~ 🙂

    xo
    Pat

  3. These are so clever! Great idea!!

  4. I just made a weekly chore check sheet for my daughter. Once the chores for the day are complete, i check, she initials, then i inital. we will see how this works.

  5. I love the idea of reusable, wipe off cards & all on a keychain! This would be great for an adult, too! So many applications! Like…shopping list, with a different page for each dept. Holiday to do list, etc. Would need to use overhead projector markers so they wouldn’t smudge off, but would wipe off with water.

  6. Thank you for this! Helped me a lot setting up Chore cards. Thank you for sharing!

  7. I really like these cards, They are well thought out. (BTW) I don’t have caps on, but it looks like it. I will take what you have done, and personalize it to my family.

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