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Just for Kids

Use this guide to choose chores that fit your child's age, ability, and personality.

2 to 3 years

  • help set and clear the table
  • carry in mail
  • wipe tables
  • helping with meal preparation (tearing lettuce, washing vegetables, etc.)
  • put clothes in hamper

4 to 6 years

  • water plants
  • help fold towels
  • measure ingredients
  • dust
  • feed pets
  • rake leaves
  • empty wastebaskets
  • unload dishwasher (stacking dishes on counter)

7 to 9 years

  • vacuum, sweep, mop
  • load the dishwasher
  • put away groceries
  • cook simple food
  • peel vegetables

Ages 10 and up

  • unload dishwasher
  • wash car
  • do laundry
  • cook simple meal with supervision
  • fold laundry
  • mow lawn
  • clean bathroom, kitchen
  • wash windows

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