Here’s 50+ Old-Fashioned Skills That Kids Need to Know (And You Can Teach Them At Home)

Are your kids telling you they’re bored from being stuck at home? This past week was the first week that my 11-year-old son told me he was bored (we’ve been stuck at home for three weeks now). We’ve done all the crafts, projects, workbooks that he wants to do so now it’s time to find something else to keep him busy.

50+ Old-Fashioned Skills That Kids Need to Know

I found an awesome list on Facebook that is titled “Old-Fashioned Skills That Kids Need to Know“. I read through the list and realized that a lot of these weren’t things that I was necessarily taught but things I had to learn on my own when I moved out at 18. Now that I have this list, these are the things that I am going to work on with all my kids (21, 17, 11) and make sure they know how to perform these skills.

50 + Old-Fashioned Skills That Kids Need to Know

How to write a letter

How to make a phone call 

How to take a message

How to converse with an elder

How to play with a baby

How to sew on a button

How to genuinely apologize

How to hammer a nail

How to introduce yourself

How to notice the needs of others

50+ Old-Fashioned Skills That Kids Need to Know

How to make scrambled eggs

How to balance a checkbook

How to write a thank you note

How to do laundry

How to garden

How to fix something

How to plan a healthy meal

How to hang a picture

How to wash dishes

How to budget

50+ Old-Fashioned Skills That Kids Need to Know

How to wait and save for something

How to check tire pressure

How to ask questions to get to know someone better

How to read a map

How to find a book in the library

How to seek counsel from someone more experienced

How to care for a pet

How to select a thoughtful gift

How to admit a mistake

How to set the table

50+ Old-Fashioned Skills That Kids Need to Know

How to iron a shirt

How to give someone the benefit of the doubt 

How to weight pros and cons

How to have good table manners

How to dust

How to read a recipe

How to vacuum the stairs

How to change a light bulb 

How to open, close and lock windows

How to use a fire extinguisher 

50+ Old-Fashioned Skills That Kids Need to Know

How to make a salad

How to make a smoothie

How to clean the refrigerator

How to clean the bathroom

How to clean the kitchen

How to address and stamp an envelope

How to write a check

How to refill a stapler

How to put air in a bike tire

How to pump gas

How to change a flat tire

 

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