Local Mom Scoop is sharing 10 Chores Kids Can Do During Spring Break To Help Mom Out.
Do your kids help you with the chores?
Well, they should.
I know! I know! It’s easier for us moms to do the chores ourselves. But after a while, we just can’t keep up.
If you’re staying local for spring break, then you’ll have a house full of kids. It doesn’t have to be all on you. It’s time for you to delegate some of the chores you constantly have on your to-do list and give these chores to your kids.
Giving kids chores is a great way to empower them and also let them take pride in their house, toys, and clothes.
Our jobs as moms are to raise good people and with that comes more independence and helping out around the house.
I’m sharing 10 chores kids can do during spring break to help mom out. I’ve listed chores for 9-year-olds (because I have one). Some appropriate chores for a 5-year-old. These are chores my kids do now because I can’t keep up at home and all their homework and activities. I need help!
Spring Break in Florida is the perfect time to have your kids help you which then allows you more ways to spend spring break having fun.
I’m sharing the Local Mom Scoop on 10 chores kids can do during spring break.
1.Sort The Laundry
When I do the laundry, I like to sort out by person and by colors (lights and darks). This is something easy most any age can do. The method to my madness is that when it comes out of the dryer, they can fold it. Or I fold it and place it in their labeled laundry basket to be put away.
Put music on. Make a game of it. It’s one more thing taken off your plate and your kids can do.
2. Match and Fold Socks
You can make this a game with your kids. Throw the pile of socks out and have them play the match game. If you want to change it up, you can time them to see how many matches they get or play musical socks. When the music goes off, they can count their matches.
3. Make Their Beds
I’ll never forget how much I hated making my bed. Then I went to college and had to share a room with someone. She was a super organized roommate and her bed was always made. If I didn’t make mine, our room looked messy and I truly looked like the slob. I make my bed every day. Now that my girls share a room, they are starting to feel the same way about the room looking neat.
A few ways to get your kids to make their beds.
-I race with them.
-One summer we pretended we had cabins like at a sleepaway camp. Each cabin earned points fr making their beds.
-Pretend a famous photographer is coming to take photos of their room. Ask them if they are proud of the way it looks.
4.Set and clean the table
You did all the cooking now ask your kids to help set the table and clean up afterward. Even if you got take out, you still paid for it.
Teach your kids how to scrape plates and organize the dishwasher so it’s not total chaos.
5. Feed The Pets
Your kids should be responsible for the family pet(s), too. We babysat a Beta Fish and it was a great motivator to get out of bed. I had to set up a daily chart of who could feed the fish. Do the same with other pets and put a weekly schedule on the fridge.
6. Unload dishwasher
After teaching them how to load the dishwasher, teach them how to unload the dishwasher. I had my kids always start with utensils first. Then they could practice sorting and matching. Now my one child is tall enough to put away the plates and bowls. My other daughter organizes and dries the plastic cups.
7. Clean Up Bathroom
I’m not asking my kids to clean the bathroom. I’m asking them to just clean up the bathroom. The toilet is never flushed and the wet towels are always on the floor along with their clothes.
Create designated drawers for hairbrushes, toothpaste and those dreaded scrunchies. Put a small laundry basket in the bathroom so they can put their clothes directly in a basket as they take their bath or shower.
8. Pick up toys
It drives me crazy when the kids take out toys and then take out more toys and never clean them up. We know they have to clean up in school, so they should do this chore at home.
A great way to make this chore fun and happen is to use pictures or a label maker on bins where the toys should go. This helps them with reading or gross motor skills and creates good cleaning habits for later.
9. Empty The Garbage Cans
If you have little ones, they can empty the garbage from the bathrooms. If you have an older child, they can actually take the garbage outside to the garbage can. Remind them to replace the garbage bag when they come back in the house. That drives me crazy when it’s not done.
10. Dust Baseboards and Window Sills
Get a rag and a bucket of water and have your kids wipe down baseboards and windowsills. This is something you don’t normally do. You would be surprised how dusty and dirty they get, so have your kids help.
Tell your kids if they get chores done, then you can go do something else. Remember to make it fun with music, timers or being silly.