Age-appropriate chores for kids

Recently I started to think about age-appropriate jobs for kids and how it would make my life so much easier. To be honest, I was so used to do everything my self that I didn’t even think about assigning some jobs to my kids. It doesn’t mean that I never asked them to do something, I did, and they tried so hard to ignore me, or they would wine so much that in the end, I would do it my self, and it would make me angry. So I decided to look online, and I found a list of age-appropriate jobs that I would love to share with you. And hopefully, it will help us make our life a bit easier.

For kids ages 2-3:

-put toys away

-put away books

-put away dirty laundry in the hamper

-put trash in the garbage

-grab diapers and wipes

-wipe up spills

-stir up ingredients

-feed pets and fill water

-unload plastic cups, bowls, plates from the dishwasher

-help get clothes from the washing machine to dryer

For kids ages 4-5

-make their bed

-tidy up their bedroom

-water plants

-set and clear the table

-grab own snack

-sort laundry by color

-match socks

-sort underwear

-dust large objects

-clean window/mirrors

-choose outfits for the week

-bring stuff in from the car

-replace tp paper

-help showel snow

-help rake leaves

-put groceries away

-bring in mail/newspapers

-use a hand-held vacuum

-poure a bowl of cereal

-swifter the floor

For kids ages 6-7

-hang laundry

-fold laundry

-put away laundry in the drawers

-empty some glass dishes from the dishwasher

-help pack lunch

-empty lunchbox at the end of the day

For kis age 8 and older

-load dishwasher


-help with meal prep

-take out the trash

-mop floors

-dust smaller/more delicate objects

-make their lunch

-make tost

-empty their backpack daily

-write thank-you notes

-learn to use washer and dryer

As I am reading this list, I realize that now I need a list of how to make my kids do chores without wining. Maybe I will save that list for another blog post after I try this list on my kids. And I will let you know how it works out for me.

Let me know in the comments below, do your kids help you out with chores. And if they do, please tell me how you did it. I would really appreciate it.

Until next time, my darlings, love you, stay safe, and I will talk to you soon.


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