How to Make Chores More Fun
Let’s face it, chores are not the most fun thing to with your day. Kids find doing chores boring, hard, and sometimes overwhelming. However, chores are a part of life and the ability to perform them quickly, efficiently, and with a good attitude, will go a long way for years to come. Even kids enjoy the benefits of a tidy and orderly home.
To help your child learn these valuable skills while having fun, here are five ideas you can implement today!
- The Chore Race: Assign each child a task or a room and then set a timer for 10-15 minutes. The goal is to get as much done in that timeframe. The winner can have his choice of chores the next day. Setting a timer will also show your child that chores can be done efficiently in a short amount of time.
- Chore BINGO: Create a bingo chart with chores in each space. Grab a free printable Chore BINGO chart below! The kids can choose any chore they want and once completed they mark the space with their name and the date. The first one to get five in a row in any direction wins a prize. Once the winner is announced, start the game over again. To save yourself from printing the chart each time, you can laminate it and use mini sticky notes to mark the spaces.
- Hide and Find: Inspired by the Room Fairy but with a unique twist of its own. Before you assign a room or task, place fun surprises such as candy, pennies, stickers, little figures, etc., in discreet places. As the child cleans, he will be delighted to find these surprises. The catch is that he can only keep the surprise(s) if the job is completed to your satisfaction.
- Pick a Chore: Write down individual chores on index cards. Each day, shuffle the cards and let your child pick 3-5 cards (without looking or added fun) as his chores for the day. Add in cards that say, “mom’s choice”, “Congratulations, this card entitles you to one less chore today.”, or other fun items to keep your kids guessing.
- The Basket Run: Provide each child a laundry basket. The challenge is to fill the basket up with clutter and then put each item away properly the fastest. Another variation is to provide three baskets in a central location. Mark one basket “to keep”, one basket “throw away”, and one basket “give away”. Challenge each child to go around the house to find clutter or trash to place in the baskets. Tip: place a garbage back in your laundry basket to save a step.
So how will you make chores more fun for your kiddos?
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