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DRY ERASE CHORE CHART {www.ReMarkableHome.net}

Do your kids do chores?  Do you have a working system?  I find that every working system fails at some point.  I mean, I am always having to come up with fresh new ideas for a chore system.  I’m not sure why.  Maybe when I bring out a new system the kids get excited and try extra hard to keep up with their chores.  Or maybe it’s that I get lazy on follow through after awhile.  I don’t know.  But I do know I need help around the house!  I can’t do all the work myself.  I just don’t have that much energy.  And I also know that my kids need to learn the value of hard work.  I don’t want to be raising a bunch of boys with entitlement issues.

So, when we moved to this house 6 months ago I knew we were going to need a new chore system.  This house is 3 times the size of my old house (it’s my sister’s house that we are living in while her family is serving as mission leaders for our church).  So, I need a lot of help from my kids. 

After talking to my younger sister about her chore chart, I decided on this system.  The beauty of it is that the kids are incentivized to get their chores done right away because they get to pick the chores they want to do on a first come, first served basis.  So, if you do your chores first you get to pick the best jobs!

Dry Erase Chore Chart @ www.ReMarkableHome.net

I created this in Word with a table.  I started with a basic table and then split and merged cells as necessary.  The way it works is under each chore is the name of each child expected to be able to do that chore.  My 3 year old’s name (Luke) isn’t under all of them.  When they complete a chore they cross off their name.  Mine is laminated so we use dry erase markers, but you could also just print it out each day/week.  At the bottom is how we track the points.  If they did all their daily chores on Monday, we mark off Monday.  For each weekly chore they did they mark off a number.  Get it?  Then we add up all the marks and those are their points for the week.  Then they earn money based on the amount of points they earned.

It seems to be a good system for us.  They like seeing it all and knowing just what needs to be done.  When everyone does their chores the house is very neat and tidy and clean, which we all love!

For en editable Word version of this click the button below. Hopefully it will format correctly for you. Just choose a cute font for it.  In exchange for the download you just need to share it on Facebook or Twitter for me. Thanks!

Editable Dry Erase Chore Chart from ReMarkableHome


What chore system works for you??


  1. So cute!!! What a great system! I need something like this!

    1. Thanks Nat! Hopefully you can utilize it for awhile! I just added an editable version. Link above!

  2. We have to change things up frequently, too. I love this one you've shared! I'll let you know how it goes. :) TFS!!

  3. i totally hear you on every system failing. We need a new system or incentive every quarter it seems. :) Thanks for this one. Maybe I will get to printing it off after the bar.

  4. Such a good idea!

    Thanks for linking up to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #6!

    Wanted to stop by and pin your image to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.

    Hope you have a great rest of your week :)


  5. love this idea & thank you for the download! can you give me a "basic" idea on what your pay scale is for points? i have no idea on where to even start......? thank you so much!

  6. love this idea! thank you for sharing! as a professional organizer....i can set up systems for other families but getting my own kids to adopt a system is a different story.......(the shoemakers kids have no shoes....) really appreciate the download!

  7. love this idea & thank you for the download! can you give me a "basic" idea on what your pay scale is for points? i have no idea on where to even start......? thank you so much!

    1. I think you just try to think about how much "allowance" you want to pay your kids each week and then divide by the points. It just depends on your family's view on money for kids and your budget. I am not paying my kids for chores right now but I think I did about 25 cents per point.

  8. I love your chore chart. I would love to use it, but can't figure out how to download it. I clicked on the social whisper button and connected through fb, but still can't figure out how to get the download. If you could help that would be great. Thank you so much.

  9. Jennifer, sorry it isn't working for you. Please email me at remarkablehome@gmail.com and we will work it out. thanks!

  10. Thanks! This is perfect for me to modify for our 3 kids. I love the choices for daily/weekly chores. Thanks for the ideas.


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