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Age Appropriate Chores for Kids + a Chore Chart

Age Appropriate Chores for Kids

 

It’s important for kids to help around the house.  Even young children are capable of completing small tasks. Often, parents do these mundane tasks in the name of efficiency.  We need to pull back and let the kids help.  The children feel like big boys or girls for helping mommy and daddy. Children don’t feel that’s it’s a chore, but instead, want to help. Children want to do what mom and dad do.  Age appropriate chores for kids to help with independence and responsibility.

 

We explain to our children that we are a family and everyone has to help.  We discuss the importance of every member of the family making their own contribution no matter how small. Children helping give them a sense of accomplishment and independence.  Chores help teach responsibility.

 

Here are some suggestions, by age, that you can have your little one do at home.  As your child gets older they should get additional responsibilities according to capability. You as the parent should have a reasonable expectation of the kids completing their task. still be doing the previous tasks as well.  This Chore Chart is a great one to use to help your child see what they have finished and what they still need to do.  It has magnets so it’s very easy for little ones to use.  Many parents see their little one become empowered using a chart.

 

Age Appropriate Chores for Kids

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This PRINTABLE CHORE CHART  is great to use at home.  You can pick the chores for your child and they can check off completed chores themselves.  My son prefers to make a smiley face.  Your kids can personalize however they want.

 

Get your chore chart now so you can have it when the kids get home from school. Click below to print.

Daily Chore Chart

 

Note these are chores that most children at those ages are able to complete.  You know your child’s ability and maturity level.  Choose which chores are best for your child and your household.

 


 

I’m sure you know the “Clean Up” song.  Some kids like to sing this while doing the task.  It helps to make it a little more fun.  Also, when they hear the song it is a trigger of what they need to do. As you are reading the song I know you are singing it.

“Clean up,

Clean up

Everybody, Everywhere,

Clean up Clean up

Everybody do your share.”

 

2-3 years old-

Age Appropriate Chores for Kids

cleaning up toys

 

Clean up own toys

Help unload dishwasher-  Tupperware

Puts dirty clothes in the hamper

Clean up bath toys

 

 

4-5 years old-

Age Appropriate Chores for Kids

Can do all tasks above

Help set the table

Can feed the family pet

Put shoes and Jacket away

Put Backpack away after school

 

 

          

5-6 years old-

 

Age Appropriate Chores for Kids

set table

 

Can do all tasks above

Make bed

Help put away groceries

Set and clear the table

Let the dog outside (if you have a fenced in yard or area)

Use a Swiffer to clean the floors

Wipe down the bathroom sink and counter with a baby wipe

 

                                      

 

 

6-7-years old

 

Age Appropriate Chores for kids. List of chores by age group. Chore Chart

 

Can do all tasks above

Get out garbage cans from all the rooms

Take laundry out of the dryer ( If you have a front-facing washer they can switch the wash to the dryer.)

Bring the laundry basket back to the laundry room

Puts away clean, folded clothes

Make snacks or food in toaster and microwave (Ex: pop tarts, waffles, mini bagels, cheese quesadillas, instant oatmeal)

Put recyclables into the can

 

 

7-8-years-old

 

Age Appropriate Chores for kids. List of chores by age group. Chore Chart to print out.

 

Can do all tasks above

Take garbage can in off the curb and put away

Make simple non-cooking meals (Including bagel with butter or cream cheese, oatmeal, and a sandwich)

Unload the dishwasher

Bring Mail In

Help rake the leaves

Wipe down counters to clean

 

 

9-11-years-old

 

Age Appropriate Chores for Kids

 

Can do all tasks above

Make simple meals (Including:  grilled cheese, dinner prep)

Dust furniture

Take recyclables to the curb

Vacuum

 

Daily Chore Chart

Click here now to get your own chore chart

 

 

Age Appropriate Chores for kids will help in your home.  Let me know what are some chores your little ones do. I would love to hear from you.

 

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