Spring has officially Sprung! Now is the time to get ahead on your spring cleaning. What better way to introduce the importance of chores to kids than to get them involved in helping around the house!

There are several benefits to empowering kids to participate in chores, and this starts as young as two years old. Chores are a great way to teach kids about responsibility and resilience. They also help to instill a strong work ethic. When a chore is tied to a reward such as an allowance or fun activity, the child learns the value of hard work. Check out our list below for some chores to try for children from ages 2 – 10 and over.

Chores for children ages 2 to 3:

  • Put toys away
  • Wipe up spills

Chores for children ages 4 to 5:

  • Make their bed
  • Use hand-held vacuum to pick up crumbs

Chores for children ages 6 to 7:

  • Sort laundry
  • Set and clear table

Chores for children ages 8 to 9:

  • Help make dinner
  • Put away own laundry

Chores for children ages 10 and older:

  • Cook simple meal with supervision
  • Babysit younger siblings (with adult in the home)