Age Specific Chores for Kids

Wondering at what age your kids can handle certain chores? Here is a list of age-specific chores for kids. Of course, each child develops at a different rate, so use your best judgement! But here is a base to start…

dishwasher-449158_640Ages 2-3

  • Make bed
  • Pick up laundry off the floor
  • Pick up toys (Fun doing this with a song)
  • Unload the silverware from the dishwasher
  • Help change a younger siblings diaper
  • Add ingredients and stir when cooking
  • Dust
  • Put away laundry

Ages 4-5cookies-448358_640

  • All things from the list above
  • Vacuum
  • Take out the trash
  • Feed the dog/cat
  • Unload the entire dishwasher
  • Load the dishwasher
  • Wash the windows
  • Clean the window sill
  • Fold laundry
  • Simple cooking tasks (dropping cookies)

curbAges 6-8

  • All things from the two lists above
  • Take the garbage cans out to the street
  • Clean the garbage cans
  • Pull weeds, rake, water garden
  • Wash pots and pans
  • Clean blinds
  • Help prepare meals

laundryAges 9-11

  • All things from the three lists above
  • Do own laundry
  • Clean the bathrooms
  • Wash windows
  • Dust high places
  • Cook simple meals

lawn-562552_640Ages 12-14

  • All things from the four lists above
  • Mow the lawn
  • Organize closets, cupboards, etc.
  • Babysit younger siblings
  • Mop the floor
  • Prepare a shopping list/menu for the week

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