45 Chore Ideas For Kids of All Ages

chore ideas for kids


Getting kids to do chores can be a challenge.  Mostly because kids find them boring or there’s no incentive to do them.  Children need to understand that as a family unit, they need to contribute to the functioning of the household.  They also need to learn responsibility and accountability.  Chores are a great way for children to learn both and to contribute to the family home.  In addition to learning responsibility and accountability, earning an allowance for doing chores is a great way for them to learn money management.

Additionally, we have chore ideas for kids of various ages.  We suggest that you choose several of our chore ideas for kids that you think are age appropriate for your children.  Here’s our list:

  1. Take out the trash
  2. Manage recyclable items
  3. Sweep the floors
  4. Mow the grass
  5. Water the garden or flowers
  6. Walk the dog
  7. Feed the dog
  8. Bath the dog
  9. Load and unload the dishwater
  10. Pick up toys/Clean snack area
  11. Place crayons, books, and other items in designated area
  12. Place clothes in hamper
  13. Do family laundry
  14. Fold clothes in place in drawers
  15. Wash dishes in the sink
  16. Clean the bathtub and toilet
  17. Retrieve mail or newspaper
  18. Empty bedroom and bathroom trash cans
  19. Set the dinner table
  20. Clear the dinner table
  21. Vacuum floors
  22. Wash and vacuum the car
  23. Make snacks for siblings
  24. Pack school lunch for siblings
  25. Assist siblings with homework
  26. Babysit siblings when needed
  27. Drop off and pickup siblings from their activities
  28. Read siblings a bedtime story
  29. Take younger siblings to the park
  30. Rake leaves
  31. Bag leaves
  32. Wash windows
  33. Mop floors
  34. Clean garage
  35. Paint yard furniture, picnic table or fence
  36. Gather and stack firewood
  37. Sweep porch or sidewalk
  38. Run errands
  39. Trim shrubbery
  40. Weed garden/shrubbery beds
  41. Organize and maintain kitchen cabinets/pantry
  42. Take family’s folded laundry to bedrooms
  43. Make bed
  44. Strip bed for laundry day
  45. Iron clothing

Reward your children with an allowance and lots of praise.  You can keep track of their progress with one of our 6 free chore charts below.  Download your child’s favorite chore chart here.

You an find the 45 Chore Ideas for Kids broken down my age here.  Of course, some children are more mature than others so you can delegate the chores in your home as appropriate.  Feel free to print it and share with other moms.  We hope that you found our chore ideas beneficial.




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  1. So many great ideas!  Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

  2. Wonderful list of chores!  I definitely think that children need to be taught to do their share as a member of the family. Thank you for sharing with us at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty!

  3. I think that children respond well to being given responsibility and chores.  You certainly have a good long list to choose from! Thanks for sharing with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty and I’m sharing on social media.

    • Rhonda Gales says:

      Hi Sue.  I agree, children need structure and they need to be taught responsibility.  Chores are a great way to put them on the right path.  Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Lot’s of good ideas here, Rhonda. Thanks for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

  5. WOW! Now that’s a list of chores! Thank you Rhonda for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared your post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.