This chore chart for a 6-year-old is easy to create and perfect for helping your child learn about responsibility and earning money. A magnet chore chart is fun for your child and simple for you to manage.
Chore chart for a 6-year-old
Keeping a house clean with a busy family is a non-stop job. As a family, we strive to make sure that everyone does their part to keep the house in order.
Recently, we started playing around with the idea of an allowance for our 6-year-old. I want him to understand how to save up for the things he wants to buy and I want him to have to earn his money. Having him see what he was earning would be the key to him sticking with his chores.
I don’t want to have to remind him daily of what needed to be done. I came up with a simple magnet chore chart for a 6-year-old. It has a list of 3 types of chores to do.
A chore list for 6-year-old
- Chores he has to do. These chores need to be done without being paid. He is part of the family and is responsible for his own space. In order for him to do the “money-making” chores, these 3 chores must be done first. This was an important part for us. He needs to know that we all do our part around the house.
Make his bed
Putting his clothes away
Keeping his room in order (things put away etc)
- Chores he can do multiple times a week. These are chores that can be done almost every day around our house. He only gets a quarter for these, but he is learning that it all adds up!
- Putting away the dishes
- Toys (aka picking up after his baby sister)
- Take out trash
- Chores he can do once a week. The “big bucks” items. The chores on this list range between fifty cents and a dollar each. These are things I normally take care of around the house, he has to do it before I do. I will not wait around for him to get it done. This will teach him to take the initiative and not wait to be told to do it. If he wants the money he has to step up and earn it without being asked.
- Pick up the sticks in the yard
- Clean his bathroom
- Clean the floors (our house is All tile)
- Pick up the back patio
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Tips for using this responsibility chart for a 6-year-old
- Every family has different needs and amounts they would like their children to do and earn. The amounts on our chore chart work for our family and our son. Feel free to chose amounts that work for your family.
- Chose chores that are appropriate for your child’s skill level.
- We keep our responsibility chart on the refrigerator. Chose a place that your child will see often so that they continue to be motivated.
- Use different colors to signify different types of chores. This makes it easy for you and your child to quickly glance and make sure they have done their daily chores before moving onto the high dollar chores.
- You could also mix it up by having different colors for each child. Our chart is just for one child, but it can easily be broadened to include other members of your household.
- On payday, have your child add up their total. It’s a great way for them to learn about dollars and cents.
- Don’t forget to include a lesson on giving and saving. I have my kids put $1 every week into their giving jar, $1 into a piggy bank for saving, and the rest goes into their wallet or purse for spending. It’s easier for these skills to be built while they are 6 than when they are 26.
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How to make a children’s chore list
Below is our step by step tutorial for creating this chore chart for a 6-year-old. Feel free to print it for easy reference.
- Thick colored paper.
- Krazy Glue
- Thin magnets. I use old magnets I have around the house.
- Marker or Pe
- Cut out the paper into the size you want your magnets to be. If you want to go fancy, you can gut additional colors, a bit larger than the first set. Then glue a smaller color onto a larger color.
- Write 1 chore, plus the chore amount, on each piece of paper. Create some labels too, like "To Do" and "Done"
- Use the Krazy glue to attach a piece of the magnet to the paper.
- Once the glue is dry, place the magnets onto your refrigerator under the To Do side.
- When your child does a chore, he can move it to the Done side.
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