KIDS CHORES

KIDS CHORES

Doing chores is a tradition in many families.Certainly was when I was a kid  , I remember I and my sis would fight over chores so that one of us could get some extra money to buy something that we wanted  !!

 Chores help kids learn responsibility, and sharing chores gives you help around the house.

These are merely guidelines—your child may do more or less. Knowing that learning life skills is a process, don’t expect perfection from your kid . The intent here is to give you ideas to try out in your family.

The following chart gives some ideas of what is possible at what ages. also a BLANK PRINTABLE .

Age-Appropriate Chores for Children

Your child may be able to do more than you think.  In general,  preschoolers can handle one or two simple one-step or two-step jobs. Older children can manage more. 

Here are some ideas on kids’ chores by age:

CHORES FOR CHILDREN AGES —2 TO 3 years 

  • Put toys away
  • Put clothes in hamper
  • Wipe up spills
  • Dust
  • Pile books and magazines

CHORES FOR CHILDREN AGES——- 4 TO 5 years 

Any of the above chores, plus:

  • Make their bed
  • Empty wastebaskets
  • Bring in mail or newspaper
  • Clear table
  • Pull weeds, if you have a garden
  • Water flowers
  • Unload utensils from dishwasher
  • Fix bowl of cereal

CHORES FOR CHILDREN AGES —6 TO 7 years 

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Any of the above chores, plus:

  • Sort laundry
  • Sweep floors
  • Set and clear table
  • Help make and pack lunch
  • Weed and rake leaves
  • Keep bedroom tidy

CHORES FOR CHILDREN AGES —8 TO 9 years 

Any of the above chores, plus:

  • Load dishwasher
  • Put away groceries
  • Help make dinner
  • Make own snacks
  • Wash table after meals
  • Put away own laundry
  • Make own breakfast
  • Peel vegetables
  • Cook simple foods, such as toast ( they can defy do this )
  • Mop floor
  • Take pet for a walk

CHORES FOR CHILDREN AGES 10 AND OLDER.

Any of the above chores, plus:

  • Unload dishwasher
  • Fold laundry
  • Clean bathroom
  • Wash windows
  • Wash car
  • Cook simple meal with supervision
  • Iron clothes
  • Do laundry
  • Baby-sit younger siblings (with adult in the home)
  • Clean kitchen
  • Change their bed sheets

 This below is Poohcoo’s Chore chart , I have put it up on my fridge where its easily accessible to her and she remembers to do it too!

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Not sure your kids will go for it? Take heart!  Here is a fun way of downloading their fav character and making chores more fun ! check out these 2 websites below !

http://www.dltk-cards.com/chart/

https://in.pinterest.com/famzoo/creative-chore-charts/

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There are ways to make chores a little bit, well, less of a chore for everyone.I hope that helped you to create some age Appropriate chores for kids.

I would LOVE to hear what chores you have your children do in your house!!  I am always revisiting our chores and editing them to their ages.

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2 thoughts on “KIDS CHORES

  1. Florida Life Minimalist says:

    This is a really great post! I am in the process of introducing household chores to my 6-year-old son now that my 16-year-old daughter has gotten a paying job. He is responsible for her chores now, in addition to keeping his own room clean. He is currently learning how to load, run and unload the dishwasher, and do his own laundry, including how to work the washer/dryer. This is all under my supervision of course, and I help with the things he can’t physically reach.
    We worked on these things a little bit over this last weekend. At first he wasn’t interested AT ALL, but after the dishes he was excited and proceeded to motivate me to help him clean up the ‘junk’ drawers, and vacuum the house. We are going to buy him a smaller, less expensive vacuum he can use anytime he wants! 😉
    Small children love to help. This is the best time to teach them how to do chores, when they can still get excited about doing ‘grownup’ things.

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