Kids and chores don’t always mix well. Â But today we’re going to give you lots of ideas to get started motivating them and making cleaning fun!
We have something for everyone and every age. Â If you are implementing kids chores at your house, this is the perfect guide for you.
1. Â Here is a hugeÂ list of chores for every age group from 2-14. Â This is a fantastic resource to keep on hand and reference for ideas.
2. Â Even toddlers can help around the house – and it’s good for them! Â Let them feel like they’re contributing by giving them these simple toddler chores.
3. Â Emptying the dishwasher is a good chore to start with and here is how to introduce that task.
4. Â For your elementary aged kids, doing laundry is a chore they are definitely capable of completing. Â At the beginning though, they may need a little assistance in the folding!
5. Â This fun craft might inspire them to help out more. Â Make them there very own chalkboard “mommy’s helper” apron to where while they do their chores.
6. Â Here is round-up of FUN chores that your kids will love and not even realize they are helping. Â I bet your kids will have a blast mopping in their socks and vacuuming.
7. Â If you’re on the fence about giving out chores to your little ones, read about how doing chores can help with their math skills. Â Counting and matching are just two ways that doing laundry is good for them.
8. Â Here is how to make a colorful chore chart with paint swatches. Â Give them stickers for each thing they accomplish and tally them at the end of the week for their allowance or a special treat.
9. Â Use dishwashing as a teachable moment with these ideas like comparing shapes and sizes and which items are sets.
10. Â If they really need motivation to clean, here are 10 ways to inspire them like playing music and hiding small prizes for them to find along the way.