3 Chores to Teach Your Kids This Summer

3 Chores to Teach Your Kids This Summer from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Adventures of Frugal Mom

Summer vacation is one of the best parts of growing up. The kids get an entire season to hang out, try new things, and avoid obligations before the next school year starts. As much as I want my kids to enjoy their break, though, it’s important to stay productive over the summer. This break is the perfect time to introduce new responsibilities for your kids. Chores can help your kids learn new skills, develop a sense of accountability, and stay active during their hours of free time. Here are some of my suggestions for the best chores to teach your kids this summer.

Taking Care of the Pets

Owning a pet is a big responsibility—one that many kids can’t wait to take on. Pet care is one of the best ways to introduce your kids to household chores. After all, who doesn’t want to take care of the furry members of the family? Your kids will learn how important it is to care for others. Plus, there are so many pet duties that you can assign something to children of all ages. Younger kids can take on filling the food and water bowls every day, while your older children might be ready for walking the dog or cleaning the litterbox.

Washing the Car

One of the best chores to teach your kids this summer combines household duty with everyone’s favorite summer activity—playing in the water. Set your kids up with buckets, soap, and sponges and sit back while they make your car shine. This is a great way for your kids to learn that even hard work can be fun. Plus, you’ll save cash by skipping the car wash.

Working in the Yard

Do y’all take on a lot of yard work in the summer? If so, it’s time to get the kids involved. From mowing the lawn to maintaining a beautiful garden, there are plenty of opportunities for the kids to help. If no one’s old enough to work the lawnmower, they can help by picking up sticks and rocks in the yard or sweeping grass clippings from the driveway afterward. The garden is also a great place for anyone to pitch in. Your kids can pull weeds, water plants, or even help decorate with water features or garden signs. This is also a great opportunity for y’all to start a new project together, like growing your own vegetables or creating a bee garden sanctuary. Not only will your kids learn to help out around the house, but they’ll also get the reward of building and growing something for themselves.

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