Chores For Kids

Chores For Kids

I believe that chores can have an impactful and lasting effect on your kids, at any age.

Allowing your children some form of responsibility on a scale that suits their age allows them to feel that they're contributing at home, which they naturally love. It also creates respect, discipline and great work ethic!

Each of my kids have their own 'chores', appropriate to their age, and allowing them to help in their own ways around the household.


AGES 2-3:

This is an age you still supervise chores, and is about teaching them the motions of doing daily things.

  • Pick up and put away toys
  • Throw rubbish in the bin
  • Put dirty clothes in the washing basket
  • Put shoes away

AGES 4-5:

A little more responsibility  - this is a great age to introduce a chore chart.

AGES 6-7:

Some of these chores can be daily - remind them it is a daily task until it becomes a natural habit. 

  • Make the bed
  • Set and clear the table with supervision
  • Dry dishes
  • Fold towels
  • Replace toilet paper rolls
  • Weed garden
  • Rake leaves

AGES 8-9:

This is where less supervision is needed, and kids can independently go about their chores. 

  • Load the dishwasher
  • Put groceries away
  • Hang and fold clothes
  • Wipe up the dinner table
  • Homework 
  • Clean the bedroom

AGES 10-11:

This is a great age to introduce 'bigger' tasks.

AGES 12+:

Children really are creatures of habit, so having an easy-to-see chores routine guide for them will make your home run a lot smoother. 

Got any other handy chores? Drop them in the comments below!


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