Summer Chores for Kids
Some kids are pretty good about doing their chores, while other kids would rather watch paint dry than to do their chores. While it is hard for kids to do lots of chores during the school year, summer is the ideal time for them to step up with their chore list. One great tip is to create rotating chore charts so they don’t have to do the same chores over and over. Here are some age-appropriate summer chores kids can do:
Summer chores for kids under the age of 5:
• Help pick up and put away the outdoor toys at the end of the day.
• Collect the dirty laundry from all the bedrooms.
• Clean up any spills around the house.
• Help dust furniture.
• Hang coats, jackets and other clothing on hooks.
• Help pick up toys and other items from the living room.
Summer chores for kids ages 5 to 10:
• Set and clear the dinner table.
• Sweep the kitchen floor.
• Mop kitchen floor.
• Load the clothes in the washing machine.
• Load the clothes in the dryer.
• Bring in the morning newspaper or daily mail.
• Water the flowers in the garden.
• Dust furniture.
Summer chores for kids ages 10 to 12:
• Pick up and put away outdoor toys at the end of the day.
• Hang towels outside to dry after a day in the swimming pool.
• Remove laundry from the dryer and fold clothes.
• Help bring in groceries from the car.
• Vacuum the rugs and carpets.
• Empty the indoor trash cans.
• Load and unload the dishwasher.
• Help with meal preparation.
Summer chores for kids ages 12 and older:
• Fill the pet’s food and water bowls.
• Pull the weeds in the garden.
• Mow the lawn.
• Wash and wax the family car.
• Clean the patio and deck furniture.
• Vacuum the swimming pool.
• Clean the bathroom.
• Wash the interior and exterior of windows.
• Defrost the freezer.
Now, put those kids to work!
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