38 Ideas for Flexible, Fun Classroom Job Charts

Because taking care of your classroom community is a job for everyone!

Creating classroom jobs is a great way to teach students about responsibility and the importance of taking care of the spaces that they use. But what’s the best way to organize and assign jobs so that everyone know what they’re expected to do? Well, check out these fun classroom job charts we found! If you love creating resources for your classroom, you’ll find tons of ideas. And if you’re not the crafty type, no worries! There are lots of inexpensive teacher-created resources that you can purchase. 

1. Game-board job chart

Source: Mrs. Barnett First Grade

Makes chores look like fun!

2. Superhero helpers

Source: Surfin’ Through Second

Let your students use their superpowers to help out around the classroom. 

3. Zebra-print job chart

Source: Nyla’s Crafty Teaching

Plus other cute options by this blogger. Check out the above link. 

4. Ocean theme

Source: Turtle-y Treasured Resources

This adorable bundle includes ready-made job cards, editable templates, and colorful fish-themed student name tags. 

5. Llama job chart

Source: Mrs. Molly’s Menagerie

So trendy!

6. Movie theater theme 

Source: Spotlight on Second Grade

Love the way this teacher used the popcorn buckets! Plus, names are attached with Velcro, so they stay put!

7. Pete the Cat job chart

Source: TCR

If anyone can motivate my kids to do their jobs, it’s cool dude Pete the Cat!

8. What’s the scoop?

Source: A Classroom Cloud Nine

An icy cool way to serve up classroom jobs. 

9. Bucket loads of helpers

Source: Frogs, bees, under the seas

Adorable pirate-themed job chart.

10. A rainbow of duties

Source: Adventures of an Art Teacher

Perfect for your art classroom.

11. Sneaky space-saving job chart

Source: First Grade Made

Love how this one is tucked onto the side of the filing cabinet. Perfect place to use magnets.

12. Star helpers

Source: Pinterest

Love the job descriptions on this one.

13. Apron job chart

Source

Every pocket has a job, and the spoons inside each have a student name or number. Perfect for home ec.

14. Job wheel

Source: Teach-a-Roo

Create this awesome wheel to help kids keep track of classroom tasks. Jobs go on the inner wheel; kids rotate.

15. Reverse job wheel

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Source: Cookin’ Up In First

In this one, the kids are in the middle, and the jobs rotate. Use dry-erase markers in case your class list changes or you want to tweak the jobs.

16. Colorful library pockets

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Source: CraftingwithKatie

Love the way the black background makes these colorful pockets pop!

17. Help wanted

newspaper-jobs

Source: The Teaching Excellence Program

Clever newspaper background on this super cute job chart.

18. Popsicle-stick people

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Source: TheLittleSchoolCommunityBlog

Avatars! Have your students decorate their own little person to fit into a job pocket.

19. Happy helper octopus

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Source: Creating and Teaching

A pocket for each arm. (For the rare eight-job classroom.)

20. I help, you help, we all help

Source: This Elementary Life

Pockets are sort of like iPhones, and kids love iPhones.

21. Colorful clips

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Source: Lena’s Leaders

Colorful job descriptions with room on the side for clips. Notice the job applications folder beneath. Adorable (and practical).

22. Ribbon clips

38 Flexible, Fun, and Free Classroom Job Charts - WeAreTeachers

Source:  The Classroom Creative

Laminate the job cards so they survive all the clipping that will happen during the year. Kids “on vacation” from jobs for the week can be attached to the ribbon at the bottom. If anyone is absent, those kids can fill in.

23. Circle clips

38 Flexible, Fun, and Free Classroom Job Charts - WeAreTeachers

Source: The Vintage Modern Wife

Clip-on colorful circles attached to ribbons—so cute! Circle shapes could be turned into planets, animals, or faces with different expressions. You can use sturdy paper plates as your circle templates.

24. Downloadable job cards

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Source: Bright Polka Dots

Laminated job cards on a polka-dot background and funky clothespins make a pretty display.

25. More downloadable job cards

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Source: Fourth Grade Frolics

Like the one above, just a different style.

26. Busy bees job chart

Source: Marcelle’s KG Zone

Your classroom will buzz along with the help of busy bee helpers.

27. Helping hands job chart

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Source: College Starts in Kindergarten

This has to be one of the cutest classroom job charts! Students can create their own handprint cards to personalize it.

28. Baseball job chart

Source: Clutter Free Classroom

Love that the kids who don’t have a job for the week are in the “dugout.”

29. Rockin’ responsibilitiesjob-chart

Source: Fun and Fearless in First

Like a giant iPod! Remember those?

30. Get hopping!

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Source: Teachers Net Gazette

Get those kiddos hoppin’ with these colorful frogs and lily pads!

31. Let Mickey and Minnie help.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse® Handy Helpers Job Chart Mini Bulletin Board Set

SOURCE: Supply Me

It’s like doing chores with an old friend!

32. Keeping it simple

38 Flexible, Fun, and Free Classroom Job Charts - WeAreTeachers
Source: McElhinny’sCenterStage

If you like to keep it simple and straight to the point.

33. Colorful pocket chart

38 Flexible, Fun, and Free Classroom Job Charts - WeAreTeachers
Source: 2happyteachers

Keep it simple, or you can spruce it up with a little color.

34. Personalized photo pocket chart

38 Flexible, Fun, and Free Classroom Job Charts - WeAreTeachers
Source: Seusstastic

This chart may be store bought, but you can personalize the nameplates with photos of your kids.

35. Magnetic job chart

38 Flexible, Fun, and Free Classroom Job Charts - WeAreTeachers

Source: 4men1lady.com

Click here for directions on making your own magnetic job board.

And to go with it, check out these cute magnets. 

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Source: Blue Diva Creations  

36. Magnetic job chart with laminated cards

38 Flexible, Fun, and Free Classroom Job Charts - WeAreTeachers
Source: 3rd Grade Thoughts

Look how great this magnet job board turned out! And so easy to use over and over each year.

37. Out-of-this-world helpers

38 Flexible, Fun, and Free Classroom Job Charts - WeAreTeachers

Source: MPM School Supplies

A rocket ship full of helpers to keep your classroom in stellar shape.

38. Colorful helpers

38 Flexible, Fun, and Free Classroom Job Charts - WeAreTeachers

Source: MPM

Simple design to DIY, colorful and easy to read.

How do you handle classroom job charts? Come share in our WeAreTeachers HELPLINE group on Facebook. 

Plus, clever ways for choosing partners.

38 Ideas for Flexible, Fun Classroom Job Charts

Posted by Elizabeth Mulvahill

Elizabeth Mulvahill is a passionate teacher, writer and mom who loves learning new things, traveling the globe and everything Zen.

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