Chores by Age {free printable}

What kids can do at each age. Here’s an outline for training them to be independent. To print it out click here.

3 years
Dress Self
Use Toilet independently
Beginning to brush teeth
Pick up toys
Say prayers
Clean Glass tables4 years
brush teeth
make bed
make own breakfast
make sandwiches
beginning to clean room
5 years old
straighten room
empty garbage cans
set table
clear table
make own lunch
warm up canned food
get allowance6 years old
take shower
load dishwasher
empty dishwasher
clean sinks
run microwave
water plants
make and answer phone calls7 years old
wash dishes
floss teeth
clean toilets
pull weeds
have a savings account
read with comprehension8 years old
groom nails and hair
get up by self
participate in team sports of clubs
develop personal talents
clean mirrors
memorize phone number and address
do own hair
begin piano lessons

Since this is a very long list, click here to get ages 9 – 16.
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  1. I’d love to get the printable for this chores by age chart, but I’m getting a message saying that the link is broken. 🙁 Is it possible to get it another way?

  2. I think this is great! My 3 year old daughter loves to help pick up her toys and help with the laundry. She’ll put them away where I show her to put them. I don’t know if I’m quite ready for her to clean the glass tables though.

  3. This list is great but I didn’t see my favorite chore, Sorting Laundry!!! Each of my kids has their own dirty clothes hamper in their room (because the bathroom is too small to have a hamper), so on Mondays the kidos chores are to sort their own laundry. My 4 year old does a great job!!! We sort into Lights, Darks, Whites, Jeans, Towels, and Sheets. My 10 year old even does his own laundry now!!!
    Thanks for all the fun posts!

  4. I love this! My almost 3 year old is capable of so many things and she is always asking me what she can do around the house. Now I can give her these simple task that will help me so much and make her feel so helpful!! Thanks!
    ~Unorganized mom!!

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