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Spring Cleaning: Age Appropriate Chores For Kids

Spring Cleaning: Age-Appropriate Chores for Kids

Parents don’t often require their kids to get involved in family chores. In fact, a survey noted that only 28% of American parents assign such chores to their children. As a result, you can find countless college students who are unable to perform basic household tasks simply because they weren’t trained by their parents to do so.

One of the greatest life lessons that you can teach your kids is responsibility. The most practical way to do this is to assign them to do their share of household chores—and what better way to do that than by asking them to do their share of spring cleaning!


Your Guide to Age-Appropriate Chores for Kids

Each person, regardless of age, needs to feel needed and to know that they’re making a contribution. Your kids are no different. If you want your children to grow up to be hardworking and responsible adults who are willing to extend a helping hand whenever it is needed, then it might be a great idea to start them young by requiring them to do chores around the house.

Before you scrub every household nook and cranny during the seasonal ritual of spring cleaning, Kids Car Donations shares a simple guide to age-appropriate chores for kids:

  • Spring Cleaning Chores for 3 to 4-Year-Old Kids
  • Dust small pieces of indoor furniture
  • Place their toys and books into their rightful places
  • Place the dirty laundry in the hamper
  • Keep their shoes properly
  • Put away the clean utensils
  • Spring Cleaning Chores for 5 to 6-Year-Old Kids
  • All of the above
  • Gather trash
  • Fix a bowl of cereal
  • Clear the table
  • Make the bed
  • Bring in the mail
  • Wash plastic dishes at the sink
  • Wipe down the lower windows
  • Sort out their personal items according to Keep, Donate, Recycle
  • Wipe down dirty toys with a wet washcloth
  • Wipe down low surfaces such as chairs, low cabinets, and coffee tables with wet washcloths
  • Water the houseplants
  • Spring Cleaning Chores for 7 to 9-Year-Old Kids
  • All of the above
  • Help make and pack their lunch
  • Set and clear the table
  • Fold clothing items and towels for storage
  • Wipe down tables and counters
  • Pull weeds from the garden
  • Rake the leaves
  • Sweep the floors
  • Spring Cleaning Chores for 10 to 11-Year-Old Kids
  • All of the above
  • Make their own snacks
  • Help make dinner
  • Take a pet for walks
  • Clean the outdoor furniture
  • Help wash the car
  • Wipe down the appliances
  • Vacuum the carpets and rugs
  • Water the garden
  • Spring Cleaning Chores for 12-Year-Old Kids and Older
  • All of the above
  • Mop the floors
  • Cook a simple meal with supervision
  • Babysit the younger siblings with an adult in the home
  • Change the bed sheets
  • Clean out the refrigerator
  • Take out the trash
  • Clean the bathroom
  • Discard pantry items that are old

The monumental task of spring cleaning doesn’t have to fall solely on the parent’s shoulders. Allowing your kids to do age-appropriate chores will undoubtedly cause them to feel good about themselves, knowing that they are making their contribution to the family. Furthermore, while you get help from your kids in doing household chores, they’d be learning and honing essential life skills that would serve them well when they become adults.


Your Car Donation Can Save Lives!

If you have a soft spot for children who are being confronted with serious physical, mental, and emotional issues, consider donating a vehicle that you no longer need to us at Kids Car Donations today. We’ll auction off your vehicle and use the proceeds to support the programs and services that our IRS-certified 501(c)3 nonprofit partners provide directly to children in need.

In exchange for your generosity, we offer free pickup and towing services in any location within the United States. You’ll also get to enjoy our quick, convenient, and hassle-free donation process. To top it off, your charitable contribution will qualify you to receive a top tax deduction in the next tax season.

If you have more questions about how everything works, check out our FAQs page or send us a message online.

You can make your car donation by filling out our secure online donation form or calling us at 866-634-8395. We accept almost all types of vehicles regardless of their age or condition, which means we accept even vehicles that are no longer in good running condition.

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