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What are some appropriate chores for school-aged children?

Here is a sample list of chores which school-aged children should be able to do with teaching and guidance from parents:

  • Helping with grocery shopping
  • Setting and clearing the table
  • Helping with simple food preparation (making toast,
  • Stirring cookie dough, pouring drinks)
  • Making a simple breakfast or lunch
  • Washing dishes
  • Putting away dishes
  • Dusting furniture
  • Separate clothes for washing
  • Watering plants and flowers
  • Gathering wood for the fireplace
  • Feeding pets
  • Walking pets
  • Washing the family car
  • Cleaning their rooms
  • Making beds and vacuuming


Source: ParentLink, 4-H/Youth Development, University of Missouri-Columbia




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