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16 Chores for your Preschooler

Your preschooler can help out so much at your house.  Let them be independent and assign them chores to complete around the house.  I don’t have a chore chart at my house because I’ve learned that it is overwhelming to my kids.  Instead I switch things up an give them a couple to do each day.  That way they’re not bored by doing the same thing and they get to learn a variety of things.  My daughter will be entering Kindergarten in the fall and here’s a list of the chores that she completes at our house.

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16 Chores for your Preschooler
  • Make the bed– They may not be the best at this, but let them keep trying.  I never touch up their work.  I alway say good job.  They have been getting better and better.
  • Set the table
  • Clean off the table
  • Rinse dishes off– Here’s my daughter doing the dishes.  She loves helping out.  She rinses and I load the dishwasher. (Several people have asked about my dishes.  These are the ones I have.)
  • Put folded clothes away in the proper drawer.  I lay the clothes out after they are folded.  I make a pile of shirts, pants, and pjs.  That way she can take each pile and it put it in the correct drawer.
  • Fold Laundry*- Folding laundry can be tough for little ones.  I just put my daughters clothes out and let her fold her own.  If I let her fold more, I would be redoing a lot!
  • Vacuum out the car-  This is one of her favorite chores.  She can be out there for an hour getting all the little pieces up.
  • Pick up the toys
  • Take clothes to the laundry room
  • Feed the family pet
  • Hold the bag when cleaning up dog poop
  • Use a disinfecting wipe to clean the bathroom sink
  • Gather the bathroom trash on trash day
  • Check the mail
  • Straightening the shoes-  We keep shoes in a closet and the garage.  One of her chores is to make sure those look nice.
  • Watering the plants or garden

What chores do you have your preschooler doing?

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