Do your kids do chores? These are some chores for kids that my boys do around the house that are age appropriate and help them learn to work and contribute to the family.
Trying to figure out chores for your kids?
I grew up in a home where my parents valued hard work, and part of the way my parents helped us learn that was implementing chores for the kids.
Our home is the same. We expect the boys to help around the house with laundry, cleaning, dishes, and day to day pickup.
My boys are eleven, eight, and five, and here are the chores they do around the house.
Daily chores for my kids
- Make their beds (much easier with our favorite Beddy’s, of course!)
- Clothes/pajamas in the hamper
- Putting their shoes and backpacks away when they get home from school
- Unloading the dishwasher (we divide it up into 3 parts and each boy does a part)
- Set the table for dinner
- Clear their dishes after dinner
- Help clean up after dinner
- Hang up their towels after showers
- Clean up their rooms before bed
Weekend chores for my kids
- Bring their laundry to the laundry room and sort if needed
- Fold and put away their clean laundry
- Clean their bathrooms
- clean the sinks and countertops
- wipe the mirror down
- Water the plants
- Clean the playroom
- Since we have a dedicated playroom, most of the toys stay in that room so it sometimes stay messy for a few days at a time. On the weekends, they clean up all the LEGOs, sort the LEGO bins if needed, etc.
- Collect trash around the house and take to the outside trash can
- Grocery shop
- My boys take turns helping grocery shop each week. I wrote all about that here.
- Clean windowed doors
- Everyone loves using the spray cleaners! We have several exterior doors in our home with large windows, and they get covered in finger prints. The boys are in charge of cleaning these.
- The two older boys iron cloth face masks and cloth napkins. They’re great beginner projects to learn how to use the iron!
- Make food
- I do most of the cooking in our home, but I often pull one of the boys in the kitchen with me to help make part of dinner. My 5 year old also really loves helping make mac and cheese!
- Help with the garden
Our kids are more capable than we often give them credit for, so try some more difficult chores with your kids and watch them surprise you!
Also chores for kids is such a great way to teach work ethic and contribution. If you’re not having your kids do chores, try some of these this week.