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Age Appropriate Housework For Children

Ages 2-4

  • Put toys away
  • Put books away
  • Water plants
  • Get dressed
  • Get undressed before bath time
  • Brush teeth (an adult must still brush their teeth before / after the child has)

 

Ages 5-7

  • All the above
  • Make bed
  • Help load dishwasher
  • Bring in post
  • Feed pet
  • Tidy bedroom
  • Put dirty clothes in laundry basket
  • Help in the Garden
  • Help put away groceries
  • Help set table

 

Ages 8-12

  • All the above
  • Help sweep the floor
  • Help make meals
  • Load / empty dishwasher
  • Fold clothes
  • Brush teeth
  • Walk pet
  • Put away groceries
  • Help prepare dinner
  • Set table
  • Take the rubbish out

Teenagers

  • All the above
  • Wash car (this can be for pocket money)
  • Do laundry
  • Clean the house