Kitchen Chores for Kids to Make Your Life Easier!
Even from the youngest age, my kids have been fascinated with the kitchen. They’ve always been eager to help with the cooking and baking, of course. And are always willing to do anything that involves sudsy water, of course. But I want to start giving them some more regular chores in the kitchen; I need to harness this kitchen fascination while I can, right?! Here are some kitchen chores for kids that I’ve brainstormed; I thought they might help you with your kiddos, too.
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6 Kitchen Chores for Kids
- Putting Away Groceries – As I mentioned above, even my youngest loves emptying the grocery bags for me. I think it’s like a treasure hunt for him! I usually put things away where I know they belong as he unloads bags. But older kids could probably learn where things belong and put them away themselves.
- Wiping Kitchen Counters – I don’t know why, but all of my kids love cleaning with cloths or cleaning wipes. And even really little ones can wipe a counter with a cloth or wipe. You might have to go over it again afterward, but letting them help with this task gives them a sense of accomplishment and teaches responsibility.
- Pre-Soaking – We all know that (most) kids love playing in soapy water. Why not let them get some sensory play in while you “pre-soak” your pots and pans. Then you can go in and do the more thorough washing if you need to, or just throw them in the dishwasher like I do!
- Loading the Dishwasher – I have to be honest and admit that I rarely do any pre-soaking. Since we use Finish® All In 1 Powerball® Detergent we almost never need to pre-wash or soak. Everything just gets loaded right into the dishwasher and comes out sparkling clean! I need to assign this task to one of my kiddos asap!
- Unloading the Dishwasher – My Priscilla used to love to sort the silverware into the divided silverware drawer. Now she likes to help unload the dishes onto the counter while I put the dishes away into the upper cabinets.
- Sweeping the Floors – Oh my, I really need to give a kid this chore! My floors are always a mess. A little hand broom and dust pan could be great for little ones to help with this. But I think I might get my oldest, Sawyer, using the good old broom and dust pan.
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Speaking of chores and kids helping out, how cute is my J.C. helping with the shopping?!
Do your kids like to help in the kitchen? What kitchen chores for kids would you add to the list? Join the conversation in the comments below!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Reckitt Benckiser. The opinions and text are all mine.