The following chore chart has been around as long as this website has. It’s been through it all, seen high demand and low demand. We introduced this system when our kids were young as a way to help other parents with a chore system that really works!
It is basically a Work for Hire system and what that means is your kids get to CHOOSE which chores they want to WORK for.
Begin by creating a weekly chore system for your kids that is non negotiable (example: make your bed, clean up after yourself, etc.). Then once those chores are done they can go to this WORK FOR HIRE system which enables them to CHOOSE which jobs they are willing to do.
Each job will have it’s own pay rate. For example taking out the trash may pay less then cleaning the kitty litter. More stressful or labor intensive jobs (raking the lawn) would also pay more. You get the idea.
There are 4 age brackets of chores to choose from. Simply download and print out the chart. Cut the chores apart and hang a dollar (or more) behind each one and clip it together for the kids to see.
But remember! in order for this to work, the basic chores must be done before any PAYING ones can be completed.
Also included is our Daily Chore Chart for FREE!