The easiest way to get started with chores? Just start!
It's so simple. Print the cards, cut them apart and put them into a basket.
Let your kids pick a chore. Start off with one or two. I usually have our kids based on their age.
3, 4 or 5 years old = 2 cards.
6, 7 or 8 years old = 3 cards
9, 10 or 11 years old = 4 cards.
12, 13, 14, 15 = 5 cards.
After they complete their chores, have them put the chore back into the basket. These chores are quick to complete, so they won’t spend too much time on them, but they will be learning responsibly from them.
You could even have rules like “1 chore + normal responsibilities (make the bed, clean up dish after meals) during the week, and more chore cards on the weekend when we have more time.” Whatever works for you!
Here are some examples of the cards: