daily kids chores by age

How Kids Can Help With the Daily Grind


Let's come clean here.  The daily grind is challenging enough - and I'm just talking about the kids, carpools, and errands here - so don't let this daily chores list ruffle your feathers.

After all, now that you've rallied the troops, you'll have plenty of help getting the essentials done daily. And exactly what those essentials are in your home is entirely your call. 

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

Besides, how much help can you realistically expect from a child? The answer depends on the child's age. Below you'll find a list of daily kids chores by age.

Remember, the chore list age recommendations are just that, recommendations. Your tidy 11-year-old who has been cleaning his room since age 2 can probably tackle some of the household chores listed for teenagers if safety isn't an issue.




Daily Kids Chores for Ages 2 and Under:

  • Get diaper.
  • Put toys in bins or drawers.
  • Put dirty clothes in hamper (if the top is low enough).
  • Help take clean clothes from the dryer.
  • Help pick up stray books and magazines.
  • Help set the table.
  • Hang up towel (on hook).

Ages 3 to 5:

Previous kids chores (except for the diaper!), plus:

  • Pull comforter up over bed.

  • Put toys and games (and all their pieces) in the proper boxes or bins.
  • Place dirty dishes on the kitchen counter.

  • Help unload the dishwasher.

  • Fill the pet's water dish.
  • Take backpack from the car into the house.

Ages 6 to 9:

Previous chores, plus:

  • Make the bed.
  • Hang up towels.
  • Decide which clothes are dirty and which can be re-worn.
  • Feed pets.
  • Exercise pets.
  • Clean pet's bowl and cage.

  • Help make breakfast.
  • Set and clear the table.
  • Do simple cooking tasks such as rinsing vegetables.
  • Pick up trash in car and empty car trash bag.

Ages 10 to 13:

Previous chores, plus:

  • Pour beverages for meals.

  • Help hand-wash dishes.
  • Make lunch for school.

  • Unload the dishwasher.
  • Disinfect kitchen and bathroom counter tops.

Ages 14 to 17:

Previous chores, plus:

  • Prepare meals.
  • Clean coffeemaker.
  • Wash car.








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