Make household chores a fun task for Kids

May 15, 2019
How to make chores fun for Kids

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
  • Mopping
  • Brooming
  • Lawn Mowing
  • Gardening
  • 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?

I pledge to #ShareTheLoad in household chores in association with Ariel and BlogAdda

Other SONday tasks:

Sharing laundry load at Home

Cleaning the wardrobe

Utensil washing

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  • Reply Tony Jemel Mark July 26, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Excellent article. I am using a great vacuum cleaner for my house, pet hair and stair.

  • Reply Shamim Hasan June 1, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Lawn mowing is fun. It is not only a fun task, but also usefull as physical exercise.
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  • Reply Vishal Bheeroo May 16, 2019 at 12:08 am

    This is such a beautiful and creative way to instill the discipline and fun of chores which seems like a mountain for children. You’ve echoed LEARNING CAN BE FUN in this amazing post.

    • Reply Upasna May 17, 2019 at 12:34 pm

      Thanks for reading VIshal. If we don’t make efforts to teach them the chores, Kids will be spoiled.

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