Our network

Photo Gallery | Creative Chores For Children

Age Appropriate Chores For Kids 

The chores suggested below are a rough guideline of age appropriate jobs for kids. Keep in mind that kids are different both developmentally and physically. Some children may be able to handle more than others, some less. You need to decide what chores are appropriate for your kids. It's a good idea to start small and add chores based on your child's readiness. It's even o.k. to start with one chore, especially if assigning chores is new in your family. We want our kids to succeed so we need to set up a system that supports success!

  2-4 year olds 

help dust
put napkins on table
help put away toys
put laundry in hamper
help feed pet

4-7year olds - "Help" is the important word at this age. Many of the chores will be done as a helper and slowly kids can graduate to doing them independently!


set the table or help set the table
put away toys/things
help feed pets
water plants
help make bed
dust
put laundry in hamper
help put dishes in dishwasher
water the garden
help wipe up messes
help with yard work (rake with child's rake or plant flowers, etc.)
help clear table

help put away groceries


8-10 year olds
 

make bed
water plants
clean room with direction
set the table

clear the table
dust
vacuum
feed pets (depends on type of pet and how your comfortable your child is interacting with the pet)
help make dinner
put laundry in hamper
help wash the car
help wash dishes
help load/empty dishwasher
rake leaves

take out the trash


11 year olds and older


take garbage out
set the table

clear the table
clean room with direction

put away groceries

clean the bathroom with direction

clean the kitchen

dust
vacuum
mow lawn
feed pets
water plants
put laundry in hamper
help with laundry and eventually start doing own laundry
help make dinner/make small meals on own
help wash the car/wash car
make bed
help with yard work
shovel snow
wash dishes/load or empty dishwasher

 

Source: www.webemd.com  

Special thanks to Image Master Photography for images used in this report

 

 

Community Sponsors

For all your tire needs!