Monday, January 31, 2022

Kid Jobs

Do your kids help around the house?

I'm a big believer in giving kids jobs!


They might grumble about it and it might take multiple time for you to show them the right way to do things, but you'll save yourself lots of time and energy and frustration if everyone is able to pitch in and help around the house.  We don't have a set schedule for any of this.  They just jump in when I ask them to help.  We're working on helping with a happy heart :)  But for the most part, they like helping and being given some extra responsibilities.

I'm hopeful that they'll know how to take care of their own homes one day thanks to all this practice.

My kids are currently 8, 5 and 1 and they all have jobs.  Yep, even the 1 year old.

Big Kid Jobs:

- setting the table

- clear the table

- sorting and "folding" their laundry

- cleaning up toys

- tidying up their room

- folding towels

- windex windows

- vacuuming

- picking up their stuff as they go through the day 

- monitoring cat food/water

- dusting

- carrying in groceries

- pack their own snacks for school

- gather all their school stuff the night before - coat, jacket, shoes, backpacks, hats/gloves and pick out their outfits for the next day.

- watering plants/garden

Toddler jobs: *

- clean up toys (with help because he really loves to dump baskets)

- put wet clothes in the dryer

- take dry clothes out of the dryer

- sweep (mostly for looks at this point, but eventually he'll be able to help sweet)

- put dirty clothes in laundry basket

- help put away groceries in the pantry

- restock drinks in the drink fridge

* I help Leo with all of these jobs.  He's so proud of himself and happy to be included.  It won't be too long before he'll be doing some of these things by himself.

What jobs do your kids do around the house??

1 comment:

  1. This is great. Truett puts his dirty clothes in the hamper and also dirty diapers. He thinks it's so fun. He also likes to "sweep" with the swiffer. I try to compliment as much as I can, even if he misses everything so that he'll continue to want to help.


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