Chores for Kids – A List By Age

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Chores for Kids – A List By Age

Ages 2-4

Yes, kids as young as 2 can help out with the chores! Assigning chores is all about encouraging participation in keeping the house where they eat, sleep and play in a clean and tidy fashion.

This is a great age to work on picking up after themselves. Have clear spots for their toys, such as specific bins and shelves where each things belongs. When your child is done playing have them return each things to its place. You will most likely need to do this alongside them and it might help to make it more of a game, but instilling this habit early is a good place to start.

Along these same lines they can do things like throw out trash and place dirty clothes in hamper.

Ages 5-7

  • feed pets
  • sort silverware
  • clear the table
  • load dishwasher
  • fold towels
  • match socks

Ages 8-11

We readily keep clean-up wipes under each of our bathroom sinks and the kitchen sink. This makes it easy for everyone to quickly wipe surfaces and spills.

  • vacuum
  • mop floors
  • wipe down counters
  • do laundry (I had my son at the age of 9/10 do laundry with me for months so he could successfully do it from start to finish. He was the one who did the laundry while I was away at a conference!)
  • put groceries away

Ages 12+

At these ages your kids can be trusted with harsher chemicals and more complex tasks.

  • ironing
  • painting
  • babysitting
  • lawn care such as mowing and trimming
  • meal planning
  • cooking dinner

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