Help children both young and old stay on track with their chores by implementing an easy system that will help them remember to do what needs doing.
Most are free printables but there are several crafty DIY projects in the mix as well.
Some of these have been mentioned on other collections here on Tipnut and I’ve organized them all on this handy page for easier reference.
There’s A LOT HERE and I’ll be adding to this list as I find new goodies to share, have fun!
*New Collection Updated: March, 2022
Free Printables & DIY Tutorials
Directions: Click on images to visit website for instructions & files
So lovely! A Paris theme that includes reward tickets. I love the soft & muted tones and the little scooter at the top couldn’t be more charming. S-S weekly grid.
Eight different designs to choose from, format is the same for each. Week starts on Sunday.
Quote from site: “We have ours framed and use it with a dry erase marker. You can also laminate yours and add magnets to the back if you’d like to put it on your refrigerator. Or print them weekly…lots of different options.”
Star Wars fans will love these! One for the little Jedi in your family, the other for Princess Leia fans :). Super Cute!
Nice job! General instructions provided showing how to make these.
Background is mod podged to metal sheets which are then inserted into picture frames. Custom magnets complete the project.
Printables are provided free of charge.
A picture frame for each child (with a plexi glass insert for safety) that has 3M removable adhesive hooks affixed & laminated chore tags (made with decorative scrapbook papers).
The tags are hole punched at the top for hanging.
Work For Hire Board: Bulletin board, small binder clips to hold chore tickets with dollar bills as reward for getting the job done. Ticket templates provided & there’s also an instruction banner to download.
Six darling princesses to choose from: Snow White; Jasmine; Cinderella, Aurora, Belle and Ariel.
Title of chart reads: My Royal Princess Duties (lol). Sunday to Saturday setup.
Editable pdf to customize each person’s name & each task to track (Sunday to Saturday week).
Offers two color schemes: blue & green tones; pink & orange tones.
Dry Erase Clip Boards Tutorial
Materials: Regular acrylic paint; clipboard; embellishments (ribbon, paper, fabric), white gloss vinyl.
Bright & cheery colors! Two sheets available (pdf), one for Morning Tasks, the other for Afternoon. Monday to Friday format.
General instructions provided. Supplies: Foam poster board marked off in a grid pattern with colored paper glued in place, outlined with a black sharpie. Laminated stars & metal tins (backed with velcro).
Full page sheet in bright colors. The left side lists the Tasks then each leaf running across the sheet is for the day of the week (Monday through Sunday)
Transform a framed bulletin board, metal clips & Project Life cards into this simple but charming setup.
Super glue is used to permanently attach the clips to the cork surface.
Write jobs on the decorative cards and then laminate.
Instructions are basic but it’s easy to figure out how this was all put together. Nice project!
Note the wee yellow chick in top left corner and the charming elephant in the bottom right corner with a quote bubble saying: “This is the day that the Lord has made!”. So adorable :).
Simple setup: Columns are: Chore; When; Done (check box).
Hanging magnetic project: Made with small baking sheets spray painted in a cheery color then diy button magnets (suitable for children to craft themselves using a low-temp hot glue gun). Each task is decoupaged in place (customized per child).
The page is divided into three parts daily: 3 chores listed for each morning, afternoon and paid section plus space keep track of “Today I Earned”.
Options (pdf) in lavender, pink, blue, green, black & white. Recommends laminating for re-use.
A sticker friendly grid design (M-S). Simple but fun with space to write the child’s name at the top left corner and a colorful flag bunting banner strung across the top.
Two different color schemes to choose from that will surely appeal to both boys and girls. Format is pdf and they are customizable to personalize name and tasks.
Monday through Sunday format, design features circles instead of the usual grid squares to check once jobs are completed.
Check, Check, Done – Make it Fast, Make it Fun! Fully customizable (pdf).
Another bright design with the top half logging the Morning List and the bottom for Evening.
Sunday to Saturday setup.
I love this! A “big helper” board that puts to good use your washi tape stash (can be removed/replaced as desired).
No printing required and entirely reusable (no stickers to buy).
Supplies: magnetic dry erase board; washi tape; 1″ wood stars; craft paint; 3/4″ magnetic buttons with foam adhesive; Mod Podge & glitter (optional).
My Responsibility Chart: A 4-page Word .doc (different header colors) that tracks Daily Duties, Commission Activities, Bonus Activities, Fines and the Total Amount Earned (Sun-Sat).
Two options available: One muted color scheme, one bright.
Fun, bright bubbles help keep track of duties (daily) and there’s a small section at the bottom to log weekly jobs.
Top of page has a place for “Name” and “For The Week Of”.
Designed to keep the whole family accountable, M-S format. Name: and Week: along the top, Tasks To Do run down the left side of page.
I love these! A silhouette machine is used for this DIY.
Supplies: 6″ x 9″ clip boards; paints & paint brushes; silhouette chalkboard vinyl; silhouette transfer paper; chalk or chalk marker
Cards (LOTS), Tickets, Best Bee-havior, Reward Tracking, & more printables to download ideal for a pocket chart setup but can be used as you like.
A project that transforms a DIY magnetic key holder into a job board (made for $10).
Instructions, key holder tutorial & checklists are all freely provided along with some cute cards too (more suitable for younger children).
Two to choose from, one for boys (teal) and the other for girls (hot pink).
Job Chart can be personalized with graphics software (these are in jpg format), M-F grid.
A DIY that can be customized as fancy or as simple as you like.
Supplies: Buckets (dollar store); 16″ of 1″ x 4″ pine; Level; Hammer + Nails or Nail Gun; Hooks; Vinyl.
A couple freebies you can download: We Can Do Hard Things (for picture frame) and “To Do” tags.
Now this is something different, fabric ice cream cones with individual scoops that represent jobs to do (they are each stitched with a vinyl pocket and a small magnet glued in place at the back).
Suitable for all ages, simple but bright and cheery with everything you need. M-S format.
Personalized and oh-so cute!
Supplies: Cricut Joy; Transfer Tape; Cricut basic tool set; Smart Vinyl; Cricut Design Space; Frame with glass front; Cricut Access (Standard or Premium); Free 8×10 backer art (available in 9 colors); Scissors; Dry erase markers.
Velcro backed & illustrated. Supplies: Velcro dots (18 pairs for one child); laminating pouches; about 2 feet of sticky-backed Velcro. Illustrations & charts are provided and can be printed on plain white paper.
Tools: Laminator, paper trimmer (or scissors) and a marker to write name.
There is A LOT here to check out, some designs are especially nice for adults/families and binders/clipboards but will work for anyone.
Includes a sheet of cute reward sticker designs and a list of age appropriate chores.
Picture chart for non-readers. Three color options: Orange/Pink; Green/Blue; Black/White.
File is pdf and editable so you can personalize the names.
Great resource! There’s A LOT here if you have the time to pick & choose what you want.
From the website: “Make your own chore chart with a layout that will suit your needs. There are many options available. You can also change the background or border. There are 101 different designs available.”
DIY Magnets: Includes printables.
Tools needed: White card stock; 1″ circle punch (can also cut with scissors); flattened bottlecaps (source provided); 1″ epoxy circle stickers; 3/4″ ceramic magnets; glue for metal; white pen (or other marker).
Nice and colorful assortment to choose from so there should be something here for everyone.
Ten designs are available and each can be downloaded individually (pdf).
A “Sanity Station” (lol) in the mudroom comprised of magnetic sheets and a cork board.
There are a couple printables available (pink and blue) and a tutorial for making custom magnets.
Sometimes we knock ourselves out with creative projects when the very basics will get things done.
This trick involves a glass mason jar (one for each child), rubber bands and cotton balls.
This system sets a focus on the positive things that your children do. Very clever and doable!