We have a wide range of ages when it comes to the kids. We have our adult children, ages 20, 19 and 18, and then we have our younger kids, ages 13 and 7. I swear my bigger kids makes more of a mess and are way less helpful than my younger kids. Since, right now, my younger kids are excited to do chores and help out around the house, I am all for finding ways to encourage them and and make it so that they always want to help. So the best way to keep kids interested in doing chores is to make it fun.
1. Keep it step by step: Even if the kids have several chores, try not to over load them with too much information. Try to make sure kids know step by step what is expected of them. This way, they can always get the job done and not feel like it is a chore.
2. Keep it short: No one wants to spend hours and hours doing chores. Kids don’t have the attention span for that either. Make sure to keep the chore list to a reasonable level, depending on their age. But also let them take breaks in between if there is a lot that needs to get done.
3. Make it fun: everything is better when it is fun. Try to find a way to make it a game. Who can get their rooms clean fastest (and correctly), Ready set go. The winner gets to pick the next tv show. Or make up silly sings as they get the task done. Maybe it can even be like a freeze dance type of competition.
4. Keep it simple: Make sure your kids have the tools they need to get the job done, easily and the right way. It will make it better for everyone when it is done right the first time.
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So what are you tips to make chores fun for kids?