15 Free Printable Chore Cards for Kids To Earn Pocket Money
Help kids understand the importance of money management with our free printable chore cards.
These outdoor chores are perfect for children aged 10 and older. But some of the activities, such as putting out the trash can be used with younger kids.
There are 15 chores included and are all outside of the house, which is why they are really aimed at older kids. But of course, depending on your situation they could be done with younger children.
These printable chore cards are a great way for both you and the kids to mark off each activity completed daily over a month period.
Help the kids keep track of the pocket money they will receive monthly with these printable cards.
These are a great way to teach the kids about financial literacy and real life, for example, if you don’t work as an adult you don’t get paid.
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How much should I pay for chores?
How much you should pay your child for chores will vary depending on your personal situation, and what the chore is.
Also, it depends on how old the child is, and how much help they would need.
Below is just an idea of how much you could pay for certain chores.
But you could say that the kids have to do a chore every day for a week before they get paid, like taking out the trash.
Chore earnings chart
|Mow the lawn||$12.50|
|Water the Plants||$1.00|
|Wash the Car||$12.50|
|Clean up after the dog||$1.00|
|Take out the trash||$1.00|
|Walk the dog||$1.00|
|Sweep the path||$2.50|
|Rake the leaves||$2.50|
|Clean the windows||$10.00|
|Hang the washing out||$2.50|
Why not treat the kids to this electronic ATM-style piggy bank so they can start saving their hard-earned money? This will certainly motivate them to earn their pocket money.
At what age should children start earning pocket money?
Children can start doing simple chores from a really young age. In fact, the sooner the better.
Doing chores for money though I advise waiting until the child is about 8 years old. That way they can start to understand money, saving, banking, etc.
The outdoor chore cards included are aimed at children aged 10 and above, but of course, if you feel the child is ready earlier, great.
You could use taking out the trash, and the recycling cards with younger children though.
You can use our free printable chore cards with a magnetic chore chart too.
Chores for kids to earn money
The printable chore cards you can print out include the following chores the kids can do to earn pocket money:
- Wash the car
- Do the recycling
- Mow the lawn
- Hang the washing out
- Clean up after the dog
- Rake the leaves
- Walk the dog
- Sweep the path
- Take out the trash
- Water the plants
- Clean the windows
- Shovel the snow
- Chop the wood
- Cut the hedge
- Plant some seeds
Of course, these won’t all be appropriate for everyone, for example, we live in South Florida and would never see snow.
How to use the printable chore cards?
Download the chore cards below. There are 5 pages included with 15 different chores included.
These free printable chore cards for kids are free to print but are for personal use only. Scroll to the bottom of the post and add your email address to get the pdf file.
Each monthly chore card features the following:
- Name of the chore
- A picture of the chore
- Monday – Sunday
- Week 1 – 5 so you can use this for a full month.
I recommend telling the children before, how much money they will make if they complete each card.
Talk to the kids about how much money they would make each time they complete a chore, and let them decide which outdoor chores they want to do.
I like to write the amount on the back of each card with the rules.
Give the child the chore card/s at the beginning of the month and tick it off when the chore for the day has been completed.
At the end of the month, the child hands it in for payment.
These outdoor chore cards are a great way to teach children the importance of money.
Other ways to help children understand money
There are lots of other fun activities kids can do to understand the importance of money and financial literacy:
- Money worksheets
- Shopping worksheets
- Money memory game printable
- Board games about money
- Moneytime a great financial curriculum for middle schoolers
- Financial literacy for middle schoolers including free worksheets
Download the free printable chore picture cards
Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)
If there are chores that you would like to see that are not included please leave a comment below and I will try my best to add them.