If you ask kids what their least favorite thing to do is in the whole wide world, a large majority of them will instantly answer, “Chores!”
Actually, I’ve been known to say the same myself.
Still, doing chores around the house is an important part of growing up. But that doesn’t mean it has to feel like chores, right?
There are plenty of easy ideas for how to make chores fun for kids and I’m sharing a couple today!
Keep reading for some great tips on making chores a little more fun for your kids. Plus, grab a handy printable chore chart for kids to help the little ones keep up each week!
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How to Make Chores More Fun for Kids
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1. Turn up the Music!
When your little ones have chores to do, turn on some of their favorite tunes. You can even make a special playlist for your child to keep their spirits up.
After all, when I have a pile of work to get through, I go to a dedicated “work flow” playlist that features upbeat electronica. Why not try the same for the kids?
Be sure to take a dance break every few songs too!
2. Play A Game
Everyone loves to play games of some kind – kids, in particular. Turn as many chores as you can into friendly competitions.
If you have kids who share a room, see who can get their side clean the fastest! If you have laundry to fold, divide the pile in half and challenge the kids to finish folding their pile (neatly) in five minutes or less.
Shower them with praise for their hard work!
3. Offer A Few Rewards
Giving myself a tiny reward for finishing work often helps me stay on task. And I’m grown!
Kids love rewards too, so be sure to reward your child for a job well done in completing their chores.
Because chores are often daily tasks for a lot of children, you may want to choose to offer a reward at the end of the week, instead of daily. It can be as simple as letting the kids choose the family’s movie for the week or serving a favorite dessert.
4. Use a Chore Chart
How can you keep up with who is supposed to do what each week? Use a printable chore chart for kids!
Issue one to each child and let them fill out their weekly chores and check off their progress along the way. They’ll love the feeling of charting their progress!
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Dinosaur Free Printable Chore Chart for Kids
I can’t lie. I love a cute printable.
And so do my kids!
With this printable dinosaur chore chart, I don’t have to remember who’s responsible for what. The kids can do it themselves!
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This chart includes a fun dinosaur theme, a space for a child’s name, and lines for tracking up to eight chores.
Kids can simply check off the chore as it’s completed each day.
You can print the chart, laminate it, and hang it on the fridge for use each week! Just mark off the chores with a dry erase marker.
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