Chore Ideas for Tweens
This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Walmart on behalf of P&G. #AvoidTheOops
With summer vacation in full swing this week, I have been thinking of ways to keep my three children active and occupied. As a work at home mother, one of my biggest challenges is keeping my three kids entertained while I take care of business. They play game, head outdoors, and do chores to help me get a little focus time. My oldest girl is 9 1/2 years old so what better way to keep her busy than with some household chores.
Do you ever remember begging your parents to let you wash the dishes, vacuum, or dust? My oldest was begging me almost daily! I remember doing the same with my mom, but she actually she put me to work at a much younger age. Since she will be home until the first week of September I made a small chore list for her to help out.
I am all about teaching kids responsibility and values so chores are a must for all of them. My younger two do very basic maintenance chores, but since my oldest is mature, she can help me in just about every room in our home. While I do not have her doing these chores every day, these chore ideas for tweens are helping to teach her how to keep a home today.
Since I honestly have very little time to shop outside of the home, I often place orders at online retailers like Walmart.com to help avoid the oops of running out of things like napkins, paper towels, dish soap and even body soap. I admit, I was using bar soap to wash the dishes last week, and toilet paper to clean my glass until my order arrived.
Can you say super embarrassing!?
I really need to plan my orders from Walmart.com a little better to not have that happen ever again!!
Anyhow, now that you know how I avoid the opps of running out of household essentials, lets get to the business of tweens and chores.
Here are some chores that your tween, or teen can do to help you around the home:
Set the kitchen tables for meals, and help clear off dishes
Wash the dishes
Put dishes away
Sweep the floors
Scrub the toilet using gloves, or a toilet brush.
Shake out rugs
Fold and put away laundry
Feed the pets
Clean out pet cages
Replace essentials like soap and tissues where they belong after Walmart.com orders
Can you think of any I may have missed? Please list them below! Also, if you want to avoid the oops this summer, be sure to shop at www.avoidtheoops.com for all your household needs like Tide, Duracell, Ivory Soap, Bounty, and more!
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