yearly kids chores by age

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

Below I've listed yearly kids chores for each age group.

(Remember, the age recommendations are just that, recommendations.)

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.

Yearly Kids Chores for Ages 3 to 5:

Yearly kids chores for this age group include:

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

Chores for Kids Ages 6 to 9:

Previous chores, plus:

  • Clean all doormats
  • Wash inside and outside of cabinets

Chores for Kids Ages 10 to 13:

Previous chores, plus:

Chores for Kids 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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