If you’ve got stubborn tykes who resist cleaning at all costs, fear not, there are tons of ideas for encouraging little ones to tackle tasks around the house. In the beginning it may be difficult to get kids on board the cleaning train, but over time they will adapt and look forward to the responsibility and rewards of a cleaner and more organized home. Kids can be like your own maid cleaning service, Utah too!
Just don’t get frustrated! It may take some time for kids to learn the value of chores and to enjoy the process and the end results of their cleaning efforts. Here are five smart ways to get kids excited about doing chores:
One of the most simple and visual ways to encourage kids to clean is with a bright chore chart color coded with names and tasks. And don’t forget the stickers, glitter and stamps to get kids pumped up about cleaning!
2.) Toy Jail
An empty basket with a printed sign hung by twine or string that says ‘Toy Jail’ will make kids think twice before failing to pick up their belongings or strewn toys. Anything that doesn’t get picked up goes in the box and stays until mom or dad releases the items from “jail.”
3.) Chore Jar
A chore jar (empty mason jar or can) filled with colorful chore Popsicle sticks (labeled wooden sticks) is a great way to get kids in the mood to do chores. Make a game out of the chore sticks and have kids get a reward for every five Popsicle stick tasks they draw from the jar and complete.
4.) Punch Cards
Not unlike the chore chart, this simple visual reminder will make kids giddy when they earn new punches. Print summer punch chore cards for free HERE
For older kids, there’s nothing more precious than time surfing the Internet. From games to Facebook to movies, kids won’t want to lose their precious web time. Every day, have kids earn the right to know the newly changed Wi-Fi code.
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