List of Kids Chores by Age + Free Printable Kids Chore Chart

Get your kids involved with this age appropriate list of kids chores, as well as a free printable kids chore chart that works for one kid or multiple kids!

Hey y’all, Tiffany here with a list of kids chores by age and free printable chores chart.

Time sure flies by, doesn’t it? It hit me a few weeks ago that my baby girl isn’t such a baby anymore. It seemed like just yesterday I was reading her the book The Little Engine That Could, and now she’s reading it to her little brothers.

I also realized that I do a whole lot of things for my kids that they are now big enough to do themselves.

Can anyone else relate?

I don’t want my kids to grow up not learning how to work hard. So I did some digging, and I came up with these a list of kids chores divided up by age. This list is super helpful with these 25 free printable spring cleaning checklists.

If you have any pets, you can also add this pet dog chore chart to your routine.

Here’s a picture of my oldest when she was two and begging to help with chores.

List of Kids Chores by Age

This list of kids chores by age is a guideline of ages that kids should be able to do these chores. I do not have my kids to all of the chores for the categories they fall under. Rather, I chose chores that I knew I would have the patience to have them do!

We also began using the Family Do-Dots system and it has been incredible!

Ages 2-3

  • pick up toys
  • sort laundry
  • set table
  • dirty clothes in hamper
  • make bed
  • wipe up messes
  • dust baseboards

Ages 4-5

  • help unload dishwasher
  • clear dishes from table
  • handheld vacuum
  • fold towels and rags
  • help put away groceries
  • clean appliances
  • dust what they can reach
  • feed pets
  • match socks
  • unpack lunch box
  • wipe down doorknobs
  • water plants

Ages 6-8

  • load/unload dishwasher
  • dust
  • vacuum
  • sweep hard floors
  • help load/change laundry
  • take out trash
  • rake yard
  • pull weeds
  • help with dinner
  • carry & put away groceries
  • make own lunch
  • dust mop floors
  • wipe counters
  • handwash larger dishes
  • put away laundry
  • clean bathroom sinks
  • clean up after pets

Ages 9-11

  • clean toilets
  • wipe down appliances
  • clean mirrors
  • vacuum
  • mop hard floors
  • wash countertops
  • wash cabinets
  • prepare simple meals/sides
  • laundry (all parts)
  • handwash dishes
  • mow the yard (supervised)
  • empty garbages
  • help with meal planning
  • fetch the mail alone
  • sweep garage & driveway

Ages 12 and older

  • cook an entire meal
  • mow lawn (unsupervised)
  • clean out fridge
  • wash & clean out car
  • help simple home repairs
  • babysit younger siblings
  • clean the garage
  • clean entire house
  • paint walls
  • clean out pantry
  • clean out freezer
  • change overhead lights
  • iron clothes
  • shovel snow

Free Printable Chores List by Age

I also made this free printable you can have for the chores (the list is on pages 2-3). And if you like free printables, check out this free Weird Holidays printable for every single day of the year!

If these chore charts don’t work for you, then check out these free printable chore charts.


List of Kids Chores by Age
List of Kids Chores by Age

Free Printable Kids Chore Chart

Then I made these cute printable chore charts for the kids. They are so easy to change and customize!

I also love doing it a month at a time. The kids just put a check mark on the days they did everything they were supposed to! And you can also do cute little stickers, too.


The letters next to the weekly chores make it easy to write in which day of the week they need to do each chore. For now, it’s mostly weekends, but that will change as they get older.

You can get it as a PDF here for easy printing.

free printable chore chart

In order to get on a good routine, you can also try doing these 10 things every night to make tomorrow go more smoothly.

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