Chores for 1st and 2nd Graders

All kids need to do chores around the house to help out the family and learn responsibility.  I’m not talking about being a slave driver, just normal things that kids need to learn and take pride in.  I’ve made a list below of the things that most 1st and 2nd graders should be able to handle.  I’m not talking about the entire list.  I don’t think kids should have that many chores.  Pick a few that work with you and your schedule.  Each child is different and they will have to be taught the correct way to do things.  Kids just don’t know how to se the table.  You have to be patient at first to teach them the correct ways too do things.

Chores for your 1st and 2nd Graders

Chores for 1st and 2nd Graders

  • Sort laundry
  • Pick up the dog poop- My kids have been doing this for years and always seem to miss at least half the poop in the yard!
  • Make their bed
  • Put their toys away
  • Gather the laundry
  • Sort the laundry
  • Set the table
  • Clean off the table
  • Wash the posts and pans
  • Load the dishwasher
  • Unload the dishwasher
  • Clean out the car
  • Vacuum the car
  • Dust
  • Sweep the floor
  • Vacuum the carpet
  • Straighten the garage-  All of our kids do this because there is always a huge mess from playing with all their outside toys.

With school starting, it’s a good time to implement a new chore routine too.  There are really a lot of things your kids can do.  We switch things up at our house a lot and we rotate most of these chores.  They like being able to do a lot of different things.  Many times I give them a choice of which ones they are going to do and they seem to like that.  Just pick one or two and get started!

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