Chore Ideas By Age Group

Chore Ideas By Age Group

Posted on January 5, 2017 by Ladybug Child Care Center

boy doing dishes and chores

As your children grow, it’s important for them to learn responsibility. A great way to teach responsibility to your children is to start assigning them household chores. Even at toddler age, chores can be introduced. Chores are a great way for your little ones to feel included. They also help your child to contribute and feel helpful and needed.

If you haven’t already introduced your child to chores, try starting with a small list of chores or a chore chart, and do the chores with them. Motivate them with praise and encouragement when they are doing or complete a chore.

Here are several chore ideas categorized by age group:

2-3 years
  • Wipe up spills and messes
  • Dust
  • Pick up and put away toys and books
  • Put laundry in hamper
  • Help feed pets

4-5 years
  • Make their bed
  • Clean off dinner table
  • Water plants
  • Bring in the mail or newspaper
  • Help empty the dishwasher

6-8 years
  • Sort laundry
  • Sweep floors
  • Empty wastebaskets
  • Do dishes

9-11 years
  • Fold laundry
  • Wash windows
  • Do laundry
  • Clean bathroom
  • Clean kitchen
  • Vacuum

12+ years
  • Iron
  • Cook simple meals
  • Make grocery list
  • Clean refrigerator
  • Wash car

Filed Under: Preschool, Tips for Parents, Toddler