Age-appropriate chores for kids

September 7, 2014 0 By EngineerMommy

Do you want to give your kids chores but are not sure which chores are age-appropriate for them? In this post, I will outline some ideas on what tasks you could give to your kid and reasonably expect him/her to be able to complete it. From a two year old to an eleven year old, all kids will be covered in this list.

Even though chores may have somewhat of a negative stigma, children actually can learn to love to do chores. If chores come with an incentive, chores can be a fun activity each day. If you have a toddler/preschooler, completing daily chores may result in a sticker on their sticker chart, a new temporary tattoo, or even a special treat before bedtime. If you have a pre-teen, completing chores everyday could result in a special new game or toy.

So let’s get to the list now, shall we?

Chore charts for kids

Chores for Kids

Chores for Kids

Two to three year olds:

  • Pick up toys
  • Help make beds
  • Help feed pets
  • Dust lower shelves and furniture legs
  • Place spoons, napkins, etc on the table
  • Carry dirty clothes to laundry hamper
  • Sweep floors with lightweight broom / mop

Four to five year olds:

  • Make beds
  • Set the table
  • Dust table tops
  • Unload and put away groceries

Six to eight year olds:

  • Keep bedrooms / playrooms near
  • Water plants
  • Make beds
  • Sort laundry
  • Put clothing away
  • Fold clothes
  • Help wash car

Nine to ten year olds:

  • Change sheets
  • Clean bathtub / sinks
  • Help cook meals
  • Prepare snacks
  • Wash dishes
  • Load dishwasher
  • Vacuum
  • Sweep floors with broom / dust pan

Eleven and older:

  • Plan and cook meals
  • Do own laundry using washing machine
  • Wash windows
  • Polish furniture
  • Wash floors

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