If there’s one thing I’d bet on, it’s that your kids aren’t too excited about doing chores. Most children will procrastinate; some even cry or complain, about having to do their weekly chores. For a parent telling your child to clean their room or wash the dishes can be a difficult task. Here are five ideas to get your kids excited about doing their chores:
Hide the candy, their favorite toy or the remote if you want your child to complete their chores. The incentive of being able to watch their favorite show or eat their favorite piece of chocolate will be enough to light a fire under their butt to clean! You’ll be amazed at how efficient your child can be when a reward is involved.
2) Create a sticker chart
One way to make chores fun is by creating a sticker chart. On the chart you can place each of your kid’s names and list the daily chores they each have to complete under their names. Every day that they complete a chore you give them a sticker. At the end of the week whoever has the most stickers gets a special treat. If it’s a tie, then they both get a treat. For only children, if they complete all of their chores they get something special.
3) Dance and sing
Kids love to dance and sing. Instead of making the bed the boring way, have your child make their bed while listening to their favorite song! Being able to dance and sing makes cleaning your room (and other things) a whole lot of fun!
Another great way to make cleaning fun is by making it a race. Nothing is more exciting to a child than a race! If you have more than one kid have them see who can make their bed or clean their room faster. The winner gets to pick what TV show you watch after dinner. If you only have one child, have them race you!
5) Play games
Creating games out of cleaning chores is a great way to make a dreadful task fun. One game you could play is “Go Fish” with a basket of clean socks. Divide the socks among the players, leaving a pile to draw from. Each player holds up a sock and asks another player if he has the mate. If not, the asking player must take a sock from the top of the draw pile. When finished, the player with the most pairs wins.
Written by Kim Webb, CEO and Founder of Rockin’ Green Soap
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