Printable Chore Charts for Kids
These chore charts are great for boys. If there is a chore chart that your kid would like but you can’t find on this site then please leave a comment below and we will try and create it for you (free of charge).
There are many more behavior charts for boys on this site.
Why are these chore charts for boys?
These charts have characters that boys typically like. There is no other difference between a chore chart for boys and girls.
Is there such a thing as “boys chores”?
I personally do not think that you should make boys and girls do different chores unless they are not interested in doing specific chores and if you have no problem with that. Boys are often interested in specific chores that girls sometimes don’t like doing. For example, cleaning a car. For some reason this is something that appeals to boys more than girls. Is it because they generally like cars more than girls? Maybe because they like getting dirty and girls often don’t? I am not quite sure why but if a child – girl or boy – is enthusiastic to do a chore I wouldn’t try and put a stop to it.
Should boys do as many chores as girls?
Absolutely. I don’t see any reason to give a girl more chores than a boy. Hundreds of years ago women were typically housewives and didn’t want much more from life. Later on, women started fighting for equal rights and many years later we were indeed granted equality. Are women and men equal today? I don’t think so and I am not refering to third world countries. We fought to get an equal education, equal opportunities in the workplace and at home. People think that this goal has been achieved but I am not sure. It seems like society now enables us to go out to work but we are usually still primarily responsible for childcare and running the home. Its like someone said, OK if they want to go out to work we’ll let them but they must still keep doing what they used to do. Now we have to work in addition to what we were always expected to do. Someone is probably laughing at us right now!
Does that mean that girls and boys and men and women should do the same chores?
There are traditional “male” jobs and “female” jobs but society is changing today and I want my boys to be ready. I want them to know how to cook their own meals and clean their homes and not only know how to take out the garbage and mow the lawn.
On the other hand, despite the fact that I am a feminist, I am also aware that there are differences between men and women. Most men and women are physically capable of doing all household chores but they are not always interested in doing the same chores. If my boys are not interested in cooking or baking then I won’t force them to but I do want them to know that they are welcome to learn and that there is nothing wrong with it. It is not the woman’s job to cook. In fact, most of the best chefs are men. Nevertheless, it seems like even today, in most homes there have not been drastic changes and the traditional male and female chores have often stayed pretty much the same.
For example, ask your friends who takes the garbage out in their home. In most cases it is the man. Women are totally capable of doing this and if you or your daughter want to put this on your chore list then its great. I am not really a girly girl but I do find the garbage a little gross. Once I take it out I need to go back home and wash my hands. My husband can just carry on with whatever he was doing so it makes more sense that he takes the garbage on this way out. There are some things that make men and women different and as a result we are interested in different chores. If it works for your family then it is fine.
I would make sure that your child knows about all of the chores he is allowed to choose from and have some rotation system which will enable him to try different chores from the available chore list. After he has tried them all for a reasonable period and wants to stick with specific ones then that is OK. There are so many chores to do at home that most of us can enable our kids to choose the chores that they enjoy (or at least don’t mind as much as others). A rotation chore system also keeps chores interesting and exposes them to different chores that they might not have otherwise wanted to try.