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My daughter is almost 5 and definitely at an age where she can start doing chores and light household tasks around the house. I find that turning any request into a game is often more fun for younger kids. Even as adults, the prospect of getting a reward or incentive often makes a dreary task more bearable and exciting. These 8 creative ways to get kids juiced up about doing simple chores will hopefully lead to a cleaner household and encourage kids to take responsibility in the home.

Tic Tac Toe Chore Game (via Design Eat Repeat) Cross off 3 chores and you get a prize in this fun printable tic tac toe game.

DIY Chore Station (via Handmade Charlotte) This awesome all-in-one chore station is a bit of a weekend project, but once it’s done, functions as a comprehensive way for kids to take ownership of completing their household duties.

Good Karma Cards (via Dabbles & Babbles) What a brilliant idea – just like a punch card for repeat business or in this case good behavior – get up to 10 good deeds and you get a prize.

Cookie Monster Chore Chart (via Urban Threads) Kids will scramble to finish their chores quickly just so they can cross it off their list and feed this friendly monster a cookie or two.

Magnetic Board Clip Art Chart (via A Spotted Pony) This is a good visual chart for younger kids so they can easily tell what tasks need to be done with these cute cartoon-like prompts.

Magnetic Wooden Blocks Chart $22. If you’re not into DIY’ing it, this is a neat and handy chart you can buy via Etsy seller Abbie’s House which comes with separately purchased wooden icons for common household chores.

Chore Chart on a Ring (via Simply Kierste) Never leave home without your to-do list. This handy chart on a ring is also easy to tuck away or place on a hook. It’s laminated so your kids can star, cross off or put a check mark next to the finished chore.

Chore Dice (via Delia Creates) This is genius – each roll scores a chore and we all know how much kids love to roll the dice 🙂 I like how there’s an option for “free pass” and “roll again” which really makes it seem like a genuine game.

Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.