I’m not sure about you guys, but my girls actually love to help out with chores around the house.
Well… my chores that is.
For example, if I’m washing or drying dishes, they come running with their step stool and drying towels and ask to help.
When I fold laundry they ask if they can help carry the clothes from the dryer to the table where I fold them.
Where we struggle is when I ask them to clean up the mess they made with their toys. I often get the response, “Mommmmmmm… but there’s so many toys!”
Uhh… yeah, there is, because YOU made the mess. Now it’s time for YOU to clean it up.
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Does anyone go through the same thing?
So then we play the clean up song on repeat until everything is put away.
Since Rosie is four now, it’s time to teach her more responsibility for cleaning around the house without the constant arguing. Also, since Luna is two and wants to do everything her big sister does, why not teach her young?!
I recently decided that we need to do something similar to the potty training sticker chart I created and get the girls excited to do chores. I know, the word “excited” and “chores” typically don’t go together BUT I think this chart may help a bit.
Luna and Rosie are big fans of the reward system so when their chores are done for the week, we’re going to let them pick a treasure out of their little treasure box.
Their treasure box will consist of little toys and trinkets. Just something fun for them to look forward to!
I’ve been brainstorming some chores they can do at their age.
CHORES IDEAS FOR AGES 2-4
*Some are better for 2-year-olds and some are better for 4-year-olds
- Make the bed
- Put pajamas away
- Set the table for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Put dirty dishes in the sink
- Empty small trashcans
- Dust around the house
- Pick up toys before bedtime
- Put clothes in the hamper
- Throw away trash
- Wipe down cabinets
- Feed pets
All you need to do is print off one per kid and fill in the name and chores. Then as they complete the chores you can have them place a sticker on the day they complete it.
How fun and easy is that!