40 Chores for Kids Depending on Their Age


April 6, 2019

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Every child likes to add to their pocket money with chores around the house and garden. And I’m sure every parent thinks chores for kids can be a great help; keeping them busy and possibly meaning less chores for them. Using a chore chart helps them earn stars and pocket money too. Here is a list of 40 chores for kids appropriate to their age.

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Even the youngest toddler can start to help out around the house as you teach them to put their toys and books away. As they get older, their involvement can become more regular with chores and daily tasks that are age-appropriate.

Chores For Kids Depending On Their Age


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Chores for Kids Aged 4 to 8 Years Old

  1. Putting toys away tidily
  2. Making their bed…..properly
  3. Sweeping up leaves in the garden
  4. Helping to plant flowers in the garden
  5. Weeding the garden
  6. Water the plants
  7. Sweeping up around the house
  8. Dusting and Polishing (anything without ornaments that can be broken)
  9. Putting their washing away
  10. Set the table
  11. Clearing table
  12. Supervised washing up
  13. Supervised cooking
  14. Tidying up magazines and books

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Chores for Kids Aged 9 to 12 Years Old

All of the above chores, plus:

  1. Vacuum cleaning
  2. Washing up
  3. Filling and emptying dishwasher
  4. Sorting the laundry for washing
  5. Hanging out the washing
  6. Putting clothes away
  7. Feeding the pets
  8. Mopping the floor
  9. Keeping their bedroom clean and tidy
  10. Baking cakes (with help)
  11. Making their own packed lunch
  12. Playing games with younger siblings

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Chores for Kids Ages 13 Years Old and Up

All of the above, plus:

  1. Washing the car
  2. Walking the dog
  3. Cleaning windows
  4. Cooking simple breakfast / lunch / supper
  5. Ironing
  6. Getting the shopping
  7. Putting shopping away
  8. Babysitting
  9. Changing bed sheets
  10. Putting rubbish out
  11. Mow the lawn
  12. Clean the bathroom
  13. Clean the kitchen
  14. Reading to their younger siblings

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What chores for kids are your children likely to get involved with? Do you have a set list? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!


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Published On: April 6th, 2019 / Categories: For Parents / Last Updated: April 3rd, 2021 / Tags: , , , , , /

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Sian Phillips is the Managing Editor of Tweak Your Biz. Sian is a qualified accountant and has an honours diploma in Journalism too. She is either content editing, accounting or writing on any given day.

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