What are some chores that young children can do?
Little ones of all ages can take an active part in caring for your home. When referencing our chore lists, be sure to consider your child’s developmental and maturity levels, as each child is unique.
Chores for children Ages 2+
- Put dirty clothes in hamper.
- Help sort dirty laundry.
- Put dirty clothes into washer.
- Help remove clean clothes from dryer.
- Learn & begin to put own toys away.
- Put trash into trashcan.
- Help unpack & put away groceries.
- Help clear or set table (using non-fragile items).
- Dust furniture with dry cloth.
Chores for children Ages 4+
- Help dry dishes.
- Learn to make bed.
- Help water garden.
- Pull weeds in garden.
- Help parent or adult with cooking (measuring, scooping, pouring).
- Learn to sweep & begin sweeping up messes.
- Clean windows with a rag & non-toxic cleaner.
- Wipe baseboards or small spots on floors.
- Scoop feed for chickens, goats or other animals around your farm.
- Learn to vacuum.
- Pick out clothing for next day.
Chores for children Ages 6+
- Fold clothing.
- Empty small trash cans around the home.
- Make bed.
- Sweep/vacuum room.
- Set & clear table at mealtime.
- Help prepare lunch for school.
- Help with opening or closing chicken coop.
- Learn to feed & water house pets.
- Clean room regularly.
- Get dressed without adult assistance.
Chores for children Ages 8+:
- Take trash out.
- Take out compost.
- Give animals water.
- Wash dishes.
- Help wash the car/truck/farm equipment.
- Rake leaves or clear yard of debris.
- Wash & dry laundry.
- Clean bathroom.
- Organize/sort cupboards, drawers or other small areas.
- Inventory pantry/make shopping list.
Be patient when teaching young children new chores.
What chores are your children responsible for?