Now that the school year is in full swing, our days are busier than ever.
Between school itself, homework, after school activities, and instrument practice, little time is left for anything else – and certainly not chores!
But I need the kids to make home a priority as well. The whole family benefits when the kids clean up after themselves and help with general upkeep.
Here is a list of 20 chores kids can do, even when time is tight.
1. Take the trash out.
2. Collect trash from all household wastebaskets.
3. Make their beds.
4. Refill handsoap pumps in bathrooms.
5. Collect bath and hand towels for laundry and put fresh ones out.
6. Replenish Dixie cup, tissue, or toilet paper supplies in bathrooms.
7. Set the table.
8. Clear the table.
9. Put toys away in playroom.
10. Organize their bookshelves.
11. Run the vacuum.
12. Clean out 1 drawer or area.
13. Dust their room.
14. Clean stuff out of the car (wrappers, books, toys, etc.)
15. Get lunches or snacks ready for the next day.
16. Pull weeds.
17. Clean fingerprints off of doors/mirrors/walls.
18. Put their own clean laundry away.
19. Bring dirty laundry to laundry room.
20. Create their own “To-Do” list for tomorrow.
Check out our blank chore charts to keep track of you kids progress.
Also, see our Age Appropriate CHORES BY AGE article, for tips from preschool - college!
J.J. Morgan is a Freelance Writer and Editor of SmexyMom. She is also the owner of Parchment, a custom stationery boutique and online shop in Los Angeles catering to celebrity clientele.
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