I made the kids new chore charts a few days ago. I was so sick of cleaning up their toys or else risking an ankle injury, so we have a new system. Some my call it bribing, but I'd rather do this than yell, which accomplishes nothing, and the kids might even develop a good connotation for cleaning up!
The kids have other things they help out with too, but their main three chores are setting the table, taking their dishes to the sink, and cleaning up their toys at night. If they get three stars, they get a piece of "treasure." I got a treasure chest from Ross and filled it up with Dum Dums, Tootsie Rolls, and fun packs of M&Ms, along with some dollar store toys. You should see these kids clean now!
I found this document a while back that lists age-appropriate chores for kids. There are some great ideas there.
I made these using a ruler, plain white paper, a fine point Sharpie, Velcro circles, stars, sticker letters, colored pencils and laminating sheets. I just drew lines where I needed them, drew and colored some little pictures, added the names, and laminated them. Then I placed a Velcro circle in each space and stuck the other side of the Velcro onto the stars. Done!
Like my artwork? Ha ha, it's less than professional, but the kids get the idea. If you don't want to draw, just google some free clipart.