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Printable Kids Chore System that Works!

Create an easy to manage chore chart for kids with this chore system.

Finding a kids chore system that works is not easy. But we have finally found the perfect chore chart and reward system that helps our kids succeed!

This chore system not only helps our kids understand the importance of doing their part around the house, but it also teaches our kids the value of their work, how to save for things they want, and delayed gratification.

It really checks off so many boxes, and isn’t too complicated for us to manage.

Best part is, I am sharing all the details of our new summer chore system with a printable chore chart and reward chart.

Kids chore system printable shown in grass on clip board

When trying to come up with the perfect kids chore system, there are so many option out there. You can do wheels and stickers, rewards and bribes. We used our simple Free Printable Daily Chore Charts and Free Printable Summer Chore Charts for the past couple years.

However, now our kids are getting older and we want their chore charts to be a bit more than just a list of things we want them to do.

Printable kids chore chart shown on clipboard with coins on grass

If the kids do or do not complete their chores or daily tasks, they need to have consequences. The same way it is in real life.

And if they choose not to do their work for many days in a row, then what?

Every day is a new day with a simple chart? Not anymore!

How The Kids Chore Token System Works

The kids are paid in tokens for doing the things that are expected of them. These tokens become their currency for things they can buy (no tokens = no TV or computer).

If they choose to not do what is expected of them for multiple days, they have no money for things they want.

close up of free printable kids chore chart on clip board

But if the kids really want something, they can do extra chores. Hurray for mommy (because otherwise I would never get my baseboards washed). Then they can earn more tokens to work towards the big rewards faster.

What makes this kids chore system work is the Rewards Store! And don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be fancy.

One of our kids favorite rewards is “Extra Snuggles at Bedtime”. Those extra 10 minutes to cuddle and read a story make them feel so special. But before they can cash in on any rewards, they have to have completed their list of daily tasks (except time sensitive stuff like dinner dishes & take out the trash).

Kids chore system shown on clip board with coins for rewards

Does this mean our kids always clean their bedrooms. Nope!

But they do not ask for TV or computer time because they know they have not completed their daily tasks. Some weeks, the kids do not clean their rooms at all. They just hang out there playing or reading.

But most weeks they are eager to get things done so they can cash in on their rewards.

The Rewards Store

The Rewards Store has 3 different types of rewards. One set of rewards they can cash in once every day if they have the tokens for it. These are super simple rewards like 30 minutes of TV or video games, a treat, or extra snuggles at bedtime.

And for summer I added the much anticipated “Stay up late” reward!

Kids chore chart system with daily rewards, weekly rewards and monthly rewards

There are also larger rewards that can be cashed in once a week or once a month. The weekly rewards are bigger, but still very attainable.

Then there are the monthly rewards that require them to save their tokens for multiple days, even weeks, to earn. This is where the kids chore system is pure gold!

It teaches the kids to work hard and save for long term goals. If they want to cash in on those bigger rewards they have to avoid cashing in tokens on all the daily and weekly rewards, or they need to do extra work to earn them.

Just like in the real world!

For our tokens, we use these inexpensive poker chips. They do not have number amounts printed on them so we just made up what would work for us.

Then we made fun token banks for the kids to store their earned tokens in. They are responsible for not loosing their tokens (or playing with them). If tokens are found left around the house, they go back to the bank and the kids loose them.

Again, just like money in the real world!

Poker chips used for rewards shown with printable kids chore chart on grass

We truly love our new kids chore system. It is easy enough for mom & dad to manage, but really helps us to teach the kids the things they will need to become adults.

We also let this be a flexible chore system for our family. When we have company coming over, it becomes double points day for any extra chores. Or if someone brings home an exceptional report card, we can reward them with extra tokens that they can use for the rewards they want.

And when we are busy doing a crazy DIY (like the kitchen remodel), we can make all rewards double for the day so they get twice the TV time for the same price.

kids chore chart set of two on clip boards with poker chips for rewards

Download the Chore Chart System

Since we love our new kids chore system so much, we want to share it with you. If you want to get going ASAP, you can download the PDF of our chore and reward system in my the subscriber library.

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But if you want to your own custom chart, you can purchase it here in the shop here. I will custom format the tasks, chores, rewards, and amounts you choose. Then you can get your kids ready and excited to start earning and saving and getting things done!

Kids chore system with clip board

And now hopefully we can all be a little more productive!

-Kati with picture of blog author Kati

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Sunday 2nd of August 2020

Hello! I am so excited for this chart. I think it will really help my boys keep up with their chores since they will be able to "cash in" daily for something small! I had a question about the poker chip "values". I noticed you had 1 on blue, 2 on red and 5 on black. Do they take on that value like money? So if they earn a red chip they are getting 1 red chip that is worth 2, right?


Thursday 13th of August 2020

Yes, that color of chip is that value. So when they earn or redeem they have that value. Also, we use the other color in our set (white) as a high value that they cannot earn, but can cash in chips to save for bigger things.

Gabrielle Micko

Monday 12th of August 2019

I subscribed but have not received a password to download.


Tuesday 13th of August 2019

So sorry! Have you checked your promotions or spam folder? If it's not there, send me an email and I can help you troubleshoot it!


Friday 12th of July 2019

I subscribed but have not received a password to download yet. How long should I expect it to take?


Monday 15th of July 2019

It should only take about 5 minutes. Check to see if it is hidden in your promotions or spam folder. If not, email me and I can send it to you.

Christine Bernard

Saturday 29th of June 2019

The tutorial link for the chore chart with poker chips doesn't work. I need them to use the editable form that you shared. Thanks!


Monday 15th of July 2019

The link is working for me. But it is a Zipped file so you need to have a program to unzip it once it is downloaded. And it will automatically download it so look for it in your downloads folder.


Thursday 11th of April 2019

I have not received my email and am interested in the kids chore system....Help!


Friday 12th of April 2019

Have you checked your promotions or spam folder? Check there and then let me know if you still didn't get it and I can investigate.

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