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8 Tools for Getting Kids To Do Chores

Tools for Getting Kids To Do Chores

If your kids are like most, getting them to do their chores or simply help out around the house is no easy task. Here are eight tools to help you keep them motivated and on task, ranging from low-tech (paper) to the latest apps for your iPhone or iPad.

Read on for details and links to free printable chore charts!


  • Online Tools: Handipoints.com 1 of 8
    Online Tools: Handipoints.com
    Handipoints is a web-based app that allows kids to earn points by doing chores, worksheets, etc. (basically, anything you want them to do). They can redeem the points for online games or other custom rewards set by the parent.
  • Online Tools: My Reward Board 2 of 8
    Online Tools: My Reward Board
    My Reward Board is a web-based app for motivating your kids to do their best everyday with reward coupons and achievement certificates.
  • Apps: Chore Pad 3 of 8
    Apps: Chore Pad
    Scrap the paper charts with Chore Pad, an app for your iPhone/iPad that makes assigning and completing chores simple and fun. The basics: - Add each member of your family as a user. - Add as many chores as you'd like to the Chore Chest. - Use the Chore Chest to assign chores. - Setup rewards to get your kids motivated!
  • Apps: HomeRoutines 4 of 8
    Apps: HomeRoutines
    Take charge of daily household tasks with HomeRoutines, a $3.99 app for your iPhone/iPad. Simply create routine checklists and assign them to your chosen days of the week—the app will send reminders to keep everyone on track and gives a gold star for each completed task. The checklists can be automatically reset for a fresh start every morning.
  • Free Printables: Customize & Print! 5 of 8
    Free Printables: Customize & Print!
    Why buy when you can download? These colorful chore charts from blog brought to you by the letter B are easy to customize with your child's name and custom chore list.
  • Free Printables: Clean & Simple 6 of 8
    Free Printables: Clean & Simple
    If you want it to get done, keep it simple! It doesn't get easier than this toddler chore chart available as a free download from dandee: complete the task, slap on a sticker. Everyone loves stickers!
  • Free Printables: Cute & Fun 7 of 8
    Free Printables: Cute & Fun
    Modern Kiddo has a super fun downloadable chore chart to encourage the kids to chip in.
  • Crafty: Job Balls 8 of 8
    Crafty: Job Balls
    Here's a cool alternative solution for those with more than one child from Nienie Dialogues. Write down 50 chores on the small colored balls—whoever ends up with the most wins!

 

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