Toddlers are so amazing! They love to have and “exploit” their sense of independence, so they want to do everything themselves.
As regular adults, it is normal to know that we are aware that they can’t do everything on their own.
But at the same time, we don’t realize how much they CAN do, so we do for them far more than we should.
This only grows their frustration because they want to DO.
And we should let them try and learn and DO!
One of the ways that toddlers can help at home is by doing age-appropriate chores.
They will learn to recognize chore by using chore pictures before using words.
Or you can use both so they can begin to make the mental connection between a chore image and the words for it.
Here, we will share with you a chore chart printable list in 3 different colors and also the best easy age appropriate toddler chore chart ideas!
We will discuss about toddlers in the kitchen and chores that they can help with.
Toddler Chores at Home
You might want to have a toddler chore chart printable to make it easier to stay on top of age-appropriate skills that toddlers can actually do at home.
I will never forget how impressed I was to be subbing in a toddler Montessori class.
We had 2- and 3-year olds in that class.
They had a children’s chore chart for each toddler in the class.
There were chores on it that I was doubtful they would be able to complete, but lo and behold, they blew my mind!
Toddlers can do a lot more than we give them credit for and opportunity to try.
Toddler Tasks and Chore Charts Printable
You might have a kid’s chore chart for multiple kids, but these are usually for older kids.
I haven’t really come across many toddler chore charts because, like I said, we don’t give them as many opportunities to try.
Maybe we just don’t know or don’t think they can or, let’s face it, we are lazy and it is easier and faster for us to just do it ourselves.
But you can take that chore chart template for multiple kids and adapt it to use with toddlers.
It can be a white board or a simple sheet of paper.
But what exactly do we include on a toddler’s chore chart? Ah! Perfect question!
This is what we will be discussing in brevity. Just keep on reading and soon, you will see how your jobs can be your kids’ responsibility!
Toddler Tasks in the Kitchen
Speaking of printable chore charts, I have made a chore chart for toddlers kitchen chores.
The chart comes in 3 colors to choose from. You can get it RIGHT HERE.
It includes the chores below and a couple of blank spaces for you to add your own.
Here is a short list of the tasks that toddlers and preschoolers can do in the kitchen.
They are included in the printable chore charts that you are getting today.
This is an incomplete list.
- Prepare a simple meal
- Pour drinks into cups
- Wipe the table before setting the table and after a meal
- Given a moist rag, wipe their faces and hands
- Put height-appropriate dishes and cups back in cupboards
- Load and unload the dishwasher (with help)