12.6.16

Age Appropriate Chores for Toddlers & Preschoolers

This post is sponsored by Bona Products, as always all content and opinions are my own.

Need some ideas on simple Age Appropriate Chores for Toddlers & Preschoolers? Read below to see some of the things our kids love to do around the house!

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I don’t know about y’all, but our house is usually a state of messy. There are books and toys strewn around different rooms and crumbs and milk stains in the smallest of crevices throughout our furniture. I swear, my kids have an innate ability to make a mess out of nothing, some days. But, as much as they create messes, they LOVE to help with household chores. Don’t worry, I’m not talking about real work, but I’m a big believer in instilling the routine of doing chores and giving my kids responsibilities, even at a young age. We don’t force it, but we most definitely let them take the lead, whenever possible. Here are a few ways, our kids “help” around the house!

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1.) Feeding the Dogs

Both of our boys love to fill up the doggy dishes at morning and at night. It’s a simple chore that they can feel responsible for and helps them to bond with their pups too. The dogs absolutely love when our boys give them their treats in the afternoon.

2.) Putting Away Dirty Clothes

We have a hamper in both of our kids’ rooms. Since the age of 15 months, both of them have loved to put their dirty clothes away in the hamper as we get ready for bath time. Mama isn’t complaining! I’ll take their help for as long as they want to do it!

3.) Setting the Table

Our four year old is great at setting the table for dinner. I’ve found that it helps him get excited about meal times too! It’s a total win in my book. He puts out the plates, silverware, and napkins. Sometimes, he’ll grab side dishes and also helps me get some of the meal set on the table. I’m sure in the coming months, his little brother will want to start helping in this department, too!

4.) Sweeping and Vacuuming

Throughout the holidays, we have a lot of friends and family over to our house. The great room is the place where we spend the most time. The holidays are all about the simple moments spent with loved ones, right? Our 10-15 minute cleanup with Bona products gives us time to focus on quality time spent with our family and friends.

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Both of my kids are obsessed with their toy vacuum and our Bona Mop! I love using it on our hardwood floors! It’s so simple and easy to use that it makes the cleaning process so fast! A total win for moms. We use the dry, disposable dusting cloths first and then quickly switch to the wet cleaning pads to leave our floors super clean!

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Age Appropriate Chores for Toddlers & Preschoolers

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50 Comments

  1. This is a great list! My kiddos really like helping put away the laundry too!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      I need help in that department! My boys love taking out folded laundry to play in the basket!!

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  2. chanel wrote:

    these are genius. my kids are definitely old enough to help out and they would love to sweep! i need to try this brand!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      yes, they’ll love it, and you will too mama!

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  3. Great list! My little one is 6 now, but he’s always loved to help and we’ve tried to give him jobs and encourage it.

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      I love it! I hope it lasts!

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  4. It is so important for kids to learn to help around the house! Great post!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Yes so important!

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  5. Gloryanna wrote:

    Seriously, we do all these chores with our son and it’s so much fun watching him grow into the independent behaviors he is developing! Great and simple list!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Yes! So easy yet so rewarding!

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  6. Ashley peavey wrote:

    How awesome! My toddler loves to help us more than he likes to play ???? I’ll take it while I can!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      I’m enjoying it while it lasts!

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  7. Jessica wrote:

    Great post! We have lots of hardwood in our house, and I love Bona products!

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Love it all!

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  8. Jessic wrote:

    Once I let my 4 year old vacuum and he sucked his little sister’s hair…so we took that chore off his list ????????????

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    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Hahaha awww!

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  9. We give them chores as well. Small ones of course. But it’s a good thing to teach them young. I don’t have hardwood floor but it’s a 2017 goal and Bona products will be a must!

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  10. Great list! This will get them learning about responsibility early in life!

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  11. These are some great ideas! My daughter loves to help me wash the dishes!

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  12. Belle wrote:

    These are such great tips! I do love it whenever my kids are helping out at home.

    One Awesome Momma

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  13. jehava wrote:

    These are great chores! I always feel like I need to stretch my boys to do more around the house for sure! Thanks for the ideas!

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  14. We have wood floors and my daughter loves to “sweep”. Even though she’s not efficient, I always ask her to do it just to keep her distracted while I’m actually sweeping, haha. Thanks for the tips, I’m totally going to try the others!

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  15. My daughter is obsessed with sweeping and vacuuming right now! I hope she keeps the love of cleaning as she gets older!

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  16. kara wrote:

    I don’t have kids yet but when I do I will definitely be referencing this post! 🙂

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  17. val wrote:

    My kids clear the table, help put away toys and sort dirty laundry. I need them to get to work!

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  18. It’s so good that you’re starting your little ones out early with house chores. It’s a great way to create a culture of responsibility and working together as a family. My teens have daily house duties and they include their little brother and sister, too. My little ones love helping with taking out the trash, vacuuming, and putting the dishes in the dish washer.

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  19. Joanna wrote:

    This is an awesome list! We also make our kids help put away the clothes when they are clean too:)

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  20. Lauren wrote:

    We have that same little vacuum:) I am starting to introduce chores for our 3 year old and “allowance” of a quarter. Such a fun time!

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  21. Allison wrote:

    This is perfect! We love Bona products in our house and our little one is about to be 1-so I will be saving this for down the road.

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  22. My kids are obsessed with sweeping and vacuuming haha not that it actually gets cleaned.. but they love doing it! These are great ideas for additional chores for them.

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  23. Shannon wrote:

    I love this! I need to get my 4 year old more involved!

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  24. Shannan wrote:

    What great ideas for Little’s!

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  25. Patricia wrote:

    This is a great list! I’m so happy my girls like to help out around the house and don’t think it’s boring yet! Haha.

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  26. Falon wrote:

    My kiddo loves to sweep! He also is pretty good about putting away his toys (after a lot of prompting of course).

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  27. Sane Mama wrote:

    Great ideas! I am definitely lacking in getting my daughter to help out. My son is so cute, he naturally wants to tidy up.

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  28. Such a great post! Thanks for sharing (:

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  29. So I am adding this to my Christmas list! And love getting my kids involved in cleaning. We always make it fun and they love it!

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  30. Amanda wrote:

    We had chores from an early age…nothing involving cleaners until we were probably 8. However, we did start doing laundry once we could reach the dials…just towels at first. Mom also made up games for cleaning, which made it a bit more interesting.

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  31. Girl as always I love you because you make my life easier. Now can you send you kids over to clean the mess Noelle will surely make?

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  32. Amie wrote:

    Love it! Our list of toddler chores is very similar!

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  33. Doris wrote:

    That is so great!! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  34. Jessica Hughes wrote:

    I love these ideas. I have my toddler feed the dog dinner every night and she loves it. We are working on learning the right way to clean up toys as well!

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  35. Great list! My kids help out with all these things and it so super cute to watch! We also use those Bona pads!

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  36. Laura wrote:

    My little guy has loved helping around the house from a very young age. Since he will be 4 soons, we are thinking about starting a fun little chore chart to help make responsibilities fun. This is a great list!

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  37. Leslie wrote:

    Love this! We just got our Bona mop, too! 🙂

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  38. Amanda wrote:

    Great list of chores!! Such a good idea for getting kids involved at an early age!

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  39. this is an awesome list! I have a 2 yo and 6 yo who have chores so it’s nice to see we aren’t the only ones starting early!

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  40. Elizabeth wrote:

    Sweet….my beans love sweeping up crumbs (and also spreading them throughout the house!)

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  41. This is a great list of chores that kids can do.

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  42. Beth wrote:

    Yes! I agree they are capable of helping out with so much around the house. I am ready for the stage where I don’t have to assist in the toy clean-up!

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