We’ve happily used our chore charts for years now. Recently, I added daily checklists for the kids that don’t work as well as I’d hoped since I tend to forget to remind them to do the evening jobs on the checklist and they tend to conveniently forget to do them. However, overall the checklists are working well, too.
Now that my kids are older, there isn’t much around the house that they aren’t capable of doing, which is very nice. I thought I’d share with you some household chore ideas for a variety of ages and abilities, though.
Chores for Toddlers and Preschoolers
1. Feed the pets.
2. Pick up toys.
3. Carry dirty dishes to the sink.
Our chore chart uses picture cards so that even non-readers can easily know what they need to do.
Chores for Elementary-Aged Kids
4. Load or unload the dishwasher.
5. Set the table.
6. Make beds.
7. Sort and start the laundry.
Chores for Middle School and Up
8. Do laundry start to finish, including folding and putting away.
9. Clean bathrooms.
10. Take out the trash.
Of course there are many other jobs that kids of all ages can do to help around the house. Those are just some ideas to get you started. What jobs are your kids responsible for around the house?
This post is linked to Top 10 Tuesday.
Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.