Seven-year-old kids are getting more and more independent from their parents. They are anxious to show how big and capable they are and will therefore want to do a lot of the chores. They can now do chores they were not capable of doing when they were younger and this makes them feel big and more independent.
At the age of seven, you will notice improved skills at performing simple chores, such as setting the table or helping make simple meals.
According to WebMD, a seven-year-old is capable of following a longer series of commands than they could at age 6. This makes it easier to explain to them how to do chores without actually showing them. You can ask them to clear the table, then wipe it down, and then set it for the next meal. Of course, you still might need to show them how to do it but it will be easier than it was when they were younger.
Chores can help them establish structure and routine.
Since a 7 year old will have achieved basic reading skills you can use a chore chart with a written chore list.
You will still need to remind your 7-year -old to wash their hands and brush their teeth but they will start taking more responsibility for personal hygiene and doing these tasks without being reminded. Many 7-year-olds will start taking a shower on their own. You will need to ensure that you have a nonslip mat and you might still need to supervise but many of them are capable of taking a shower on their own, washing their hair and getting dressed and ready after their shower.
Chore List for 7 Year Olds
Here are some age appropriate chores for a 7 year old:
- Straighten bed sheets and tidying up pillows
- Put clothes away in a hamper
- Get dressed
- Put on shoes
- Brush teeth, wash face and brush their hair
- Tidy up properly after play
- Wipe down play table
- Clean up small rubbish or paper scraps
- Wipe small spills
- Load and transfer the laundry
- Pack bag for school
- Unload silverware and cutleries (avoid or supervise children when handling sharp objects)
- Sort clean clothes according to types
- Clean up after a meal
- Return milk carton for items into the fridge
- Line up shoes
- Hang coats, jackets, and hoodies
- Move groceries to the kitchen
- Pick their outfit
- Fold washcloths, rags, and socks
- Vacuum the floor
- Empty small trash cans
- Water plants and weed gardening beds with supervision
- Wipe the sink after brushing their teeth
- Change toilet paper roll
- Set the dining table
- Clear up plates after a meal
- Dust shelves, bookcases, and picture frames with more precision
- Pull garden weeds unassisted
- Peel potatoes with a child-safe tool
- Unpack groceries from shopping bags
- Routinely make their beds
- Feed pets
- Independently water flower beds with a pitcher marked with water limit
- Organize shoes and books according to color coding or sizes
- Rake a big pile of leaves
- Plant flowers with a small shovel under supervision
- Sort recycling
- Prepare a small snack
- Help with meal prepping including simple cutting or finding ingredients
- Wash plastic dishes
- Wipe and clean counters
Chore Chart Maker
You can make many free custom chore charts with our free app.
Chore Chart for 7 Year Old
Add your child’s name, photo, and chore list then print this personalized punch chart. These charts are suitable for kids, from toddlers to teens.
If you want to create your own editable chore chart, you will find a selection of free chore chart templates that you can edit and personalize. These charts are perfect for teens and younger children.
A selection of free printable chore charts for kids with all of your favorite characters (such as the Minions, Spiderman, Lego, Star Wars, and many others). These are great for toddlers and older kids.
A selection of free printable chore charts for boys with Spiderman, Ninjago, Superman, Batman, ninjas, and more! Perfect for toddlers and young kids.
A selection of free printable chore charts for girls with Anna, Elsa, Barbie, Bratz, princesses, fairies, and other girly characters! Perfect for toddlers and young kids.
Free chore charts with cute animals, you can make free printable personalized chore charts with your photos, titles, and your very own custom chore list. There are many designs available, and therefore, they are suitable for toddlers to teens.
Add your photo and chore list to this personalized chart.
Create this DIY personalized chore wheel. You can customize it online before you print it. Type in your family name and the chores that you want to allocate and then print and assemble according to the instructions.
It’s a fun and fair way to delegate chores!
Color these black and white chore charts before you use them. When kids decorate their chart, it gets them involved and makes the process fun!