“So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.” – Romans 14:12
My kids are at the age where they can begin to have chores around the house. We teach responsibility to our kids when we teach them to help. They can’t learn responsibility unless we give them responsibility. Today, we did a fun activity to teach them the art of sorting and folding socks. After teaching them the basic skills, I brought out little boxes labelled with the name of each person in our family. Then, we had fun trying to throw the socks into the boxes. It is great if you can get kids involved in jobs by making it fun. You won’t have as much resistance if they enjoy the work.
Here’s a list of other jobs that littler kids can do:
1. Emptying the Silverware
2. Putting Away Their Laundry (yes, it won’t be as pretty when you folded it)
3. Folding the Laundry
4. Being responsible for one section of the house (keeping the shoes organized in the front closet, keeping toys off the kitchen floor, making sure the bath toys get put away, keeping the doll area picked up)
5. Dead Heading Flowers
6. Watering the Garden
7. Wiping the Baseboards
8. Setting and Clearing the table of plastic cups, plates and silverware
9. Making Bed to Best of their Ability
10. Sweeping up smaller messes with a little broom and dustpan
11. Wiping Windowsills with a damp cloth
13. Cooking/Baking Help
14. Carrying in Bags of Groceries
15. Feed the Younger Kids
16. Organize toys or books
17. Wiping down kitchen cabinets with a damp cloth
18. General Pick-up (we try and do it before nap and before bed)
19. Taking things out of the car to put away or throw away
great ideas! i too have my boys do a lot of these things. i live the sock game!
They loved the sock game. It made it all go so fast and fun for us.
Giving my kids chores is something I am not good at. I think to myself I can do it faster and do it right the first time. Then I complain about doing everything. What a cycle.
This is a great list of chores.
Thanks so much for sharing.
I know the feeling! I’m trying to be better. It’s such a hassle getting our kids to clean up. Definitely one of the more frustrating aspects of my job. It’s a cycle for me too. Thanks for commenting.
Ohhh LOVE the list!!!
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Such a GREAT list! I start mine helping out as early as possible to capitalize on that window of time when they actually WANT to help, hoping that it will “stick” (that attitude, lol). To think that some do not support or understand this concept is inconceivable to me!
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