Chores For Kids: The Preschool & Kindergarten Edition

Do you have a set list of tasks on hand that your preschoolers and kindergarteners can do to help around the house?

If your kids are anything like mine, they actually LOVE to help out and if the task involves a spray bottle well, they’re in!

household chores for kids

I start cleaning and the kids inevitably come running in to ask what they can do. I have a few standby tasks … but I had never really taken the time to just nail down all of the things that they can do on their own now.

We’ve been testing out all sorts of Method cleaning products the last few weeks, so I had to get more creative than my usual list of 5 or 6 things they could do. Boy am I glad I did! We’ve been “cleaning like a mother” around here and our home is starting to sparkle because of it. Yes, we have even been singing the song.

Here’s the list I’ve come up with so far … it is by no means complete, but it’s a way better start than where we were. I’d love to hear what items your kids help out with and any additions you think I should add to this list. I’m happy to make a complete list after we’ve all discussed and reprint here for all to use.

Here’s a printable copy of the Chores for Kids chart as it is now. I left a few fields blank so you could add tasks of your own.

I’ve got three kiddos … so if I play my cards right, I’ll be carving out a big chunk of free time for myself! Yay, and having a squeaky clean house doesn’t hurt either. Watch out folks, we might start inviting folks over for dinner …

This post was sponsored by Method, and what a great gift it turned out to be.

We usually use a handmade alternative to all-purpose sprays, but I must admit the kids got quite a kick out of the cute bottles and bright colors. (There’s even a unicorn on one of ours!) I think Method products are a great alternative to handmade ones, … if it helps get your family involved in the cleaning process — whatever works my friends. We’ve tried both the Clementine and Pink Grapefruit, Pink Grapefruit was our overall family favorite. Even my husband liked the fresh, clean scent.

I do love that Method All Purpose Cleaner comes in bottles made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic and are recyclable. I think we’ll be recycling ours for all sorts of things …. they would make great outdoor water blasters come summer.

** In the chore chart above, I say I let my kids scrub our bathtub and shower. I want to be clear, I use a handheld dish scrubber filled with 1/2 liquid soap and 1/2 vinegar. I let them go to town working up a lather and then we hose off all the bubbles. Shiny tubs for all!

Stacy

Stacy is seeing the world in a whole new way – through the eyes of her children. She writes about the little things, the big things and all the “stuff” in between at Kids Stuff World.

Comments

  1. says

    This printable is adorable! Thank you for sharing it with us! We love Method in our home. I don’t think they make my ALL TIME favorite bar soap anymore. At least I can never find it if they do…

  2. says

    Great post and chore chart Stacy!! I need to add several of your jobs to my kid chore list too. It’s all about moving closer toward us eating bon bons on the couch while they do all the cleaning, right? ;)

  3. says

    I can’t wait to try an all purpose spray! I switched to Method glass cleaner (it’s MINT! and amazing!) when Petit started mouthing the coffee table and sliding glass door and love it!

  4. Stacey says

    I didn’t realize the Method line was so affordable! I’m really glad that you shared your experiences with it and the price point, but I was skeptical truth be told. Our little one LOVES to help but I was at a loss as to what she could do. This definitely gave me some ideas! Thanks!

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