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yearly kids chores by age

Which yearly chores can kids help out with, given his or her age? 

Once a child reaches a certain skill or age level, he can generally do the chores for his age group and those for the age groups below.

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. Here's a guide to age appropriate yearly kids chores.

Yearly Kids Chores for Ages 3 to 5:

Yearly kids chores for ages 3 to 5 years old include:

  • Wash or spot-clean baseboards and walls
  • Air-tumble throw pillows in the dryer 

Ages 6 to 9:

Previous chores, plus:

  • Clean all doormats
  • Wash inside and outside of cabinets


Ages 10 to 13:

Previous chores, plus:

Ages 14 to 17:

Previous chores, plus:

  • Deep-clean carpet and upholstery (teens can make the call to the carpet cleaner for you)
  • Change furnace filters
  • Dust and vacuum corners and crevices from high point to low
  • Vacuum floors and carpets and move furniture to clean underneath

  • Remove dust ruffles from beds to wash or dry clean.










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