chores for kids monthly

age appropriate tasks kids can help with


Getting kids to help with cleaning isn't easy, especially in the beginning.

Besides, how much help with monthly chores can you realistically expect from a child? The answer depends on your child's age.

Below I've listed appropriate chores for each age group. Remember, the age recommendations are just that, recommendations.

Your tidy 11-year-old who has been cleaning his room since age two can probably tackle some of the chores listed for teenagers if safety isn't an issue.

Conversely, if you've been the maid for your 13-year-old since she was born, you might have to start her off with some of the simpler chores recommended for younger children. Once a child reaches a particular skill or age level, she can generally do the chores for her age group and those for the age groups below. Below are chores for kids monthly by age.




Chores for Kids Ages 3 to 5:

  • Sweep the garage floor with a push broom

Ages 6 to 9:

Previous chore, plus:

Ages 10 to 13:

Previous chores, plus:

  • Clean bedroom closets.
  • Wash out kitchen trash container and surrounding area.
  • Wipe leather furniture with a soft cloth.

Ages 14 to 17:

Previous chores, plus:

  • Organize closets.
  • Dust the ceiling fans.
  • Clean the shower curtain.
  • Wipe down walls.
  • Disinfect the sink and drain.
  • Sew on buttons and mend torn clothes.








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