Before I dive into “How to make chores fun for Kids” let’s get out of a bubble first. Chores are not only for the grown-ups. Chores can be done right from the Infant age.
No No, I am not talking about child labor or exploitation here. I am talking about making them understand responsibilities.
Any chore will be a burden for the Kids until you make it look fun.
Don’t just order but teach by example
Kids are more likely to do anything when we work together as a family. Instead of giving them the task and leaving them alone, do it together as a team.
This way, they will not lose interest and help them visualize their family as one team.
Example: Ask them to pick up Blocks while you pick up Cars and say “Let’s see who comes first”
Make it look like a game
- Set the timer for the tasks.
- Create healthy competition among siblings.
- Pretend play while doing the chores.
- Playing treasure hunt to find the lost items.
- Do the chores while Blindfolding or using left arm and so on.
We are a part of Ariel #ShareTheLoad movement and it helped us to look at the chore as a Game.
It was folding game- Number of clothes folded in 30 seconds.
Of course, I won against my Toddler but it added the zing to the otherwise boring task.
Folding game: Making chores fun
Break the monotony
Don’t just assign the same task daily. Assign them different duties. You can swap their roles with their sibling’s.
Options are many depending on the Kid’s age:
- Clearing the toys from the floor
- Making the Bed
- Taking out dirty clothes
- Folding clothes
- Lawn Mowing
- Bird Feeding
- Filling water bottles
- Packing lunch boxes
Celebrate their efforts
Once the task is over, celebrate their efforts. Give them the recognition.
Make/ Order their favorite dish.
Go for an outing.
Reward them with limited screen time.
Do you have any ideas on how to make chores fun for Kids?
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