Help the kids become responsible over the holidays without having to remind them constantly with this summer short chart free printable. It has colouring in sections so they can make it their own – and you can even reward them for jobs well done!
Having a summer chore chart in the holidays is a great way to keep kids busy and productive.
It helps to set expectations for what needs to be done, encourages good habits and also provides structure during a period of time when there’s often less structure than usual.
But it needs to be a little bit fun too – and that’s why I created this Summer chore chart for you to download and use when the holidays roll around…
Note: This printable is one of 100+ Free Printables To Make Your Home Life Easier…
What Is A Summer Chore Chart
It does exactly what it says, really!
You may well already have a chore chart for the every day stuff that your children do – but when Summer rolls around, routines can change.
As such – making a different chore chart for the Summer holidays when your kids are off school makes lots of sense.
A summer chore chart allows you to give your kids a list of chores that they need to do each day – and a reward that they can get if they do it all.
This chore chart has:
- Room for writing their name at the top
- Colouring in for them to personalise to their own style
- Space for 11 chores
- Tick boxes for each chore for a full week (starting Monday)
- A place to add a reward if all chores are done. Always good for motivation, but this can be really key in the holidays when the children probably want to be doing anything other than chores!
TIP – Want to use it again and again? Once you’ve filled out the chores and the kids have coloured it in to their liking, why not laminate the chart? That way you can simply hang it on a clipboard on the wall and they can use a dry erase marker to tick the chores off, which can be rubbed out and started afresh the following week.
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Note: This template is available in both A4 and Letter sizes, as a pdf template. Although 80gsm paper is adequate for most day to day uses, I recommend printing on paper that’s at least 100gsm for the best results, and 120gsm if displaying the printable. You could also use coloured paper for a more personalised style (I love using brown paper!).
Should Kids Do Chores In The Summer?
This question tends to really split people.
You get those that say that kids need to play and just be kids – there’s plenty of time for chores when they grow up.
Then others say that children are a part of the family and chores need to be done as part of a team. Age appropriate of course.
Which side do you fall?
There’s definitely an argument that while the kids have more free time over the holidays it’s a perfect time to get them used to doing a few things around the house.
Not only does it help parents free up their time quicker, which means they can spend more time with the kids, but it also teaches kids responsibility and keeps them occupied a little.
It really is a win-win – right?
TIP – It’s important to keep in mind that children of different ages will have different abilities and needs when it comes to chores. A chore chart should reflect this, giving younger children fewer responsibilities and more manageable tasks. It’s also important to keep the list of chores reasonable so that kids don’t get overwhelmed or discouraged by too much work.
If you’re ready to get the kids helping out in the Summer holidays, as well as have lots of fun – then this Summer chore chart free printable is for you!
Why not download a copy now and get started on making this Summer productive – at least a little bit!