Spring is the perfect time to involve your children in household chores. With so much work to be done this time of year, it is easy to find tasks for your children to help out with around the house. As a bonus, they can earn some money for all of their hard work. Here are three chore ideas for kids looking to make a little extra money this spring.
One of the rites of passage for spring is getting your garden ready. You can involve your kids in this process by asking them to help you plant seeds or perform any other garden tasks. Make it a learning experience by involving them in the whole process, including tilling, fertilizing, mulching, planting, and harvesting. Not only will they earn some money for their help, but they will also learn more about the circle of life. Regardless of if you are planting flowering buds or vegetables, they can help to get this task done with a little instruction from you.
This is also an opportune time to clean up your yard and employ your kids in this effort. Good tasks include pulling weeds, removing old mulch, getting rid of debris, trimming and pruning, and cleaning outdoor furniture. Of course they need to know how to clean outdoor furniture, but it’s something that most kids can handle. Setting aside a weekend day to get all of these tasks done will be worth it once you are all enjoying the yard as a family.
Clean the Garage
Spring is also the best time to clean out the garage and get organized for the busy outdoor season. Explain to your kids that the first step in cleaning the garage is cutting the clutter. They can help by deciding what items to keep and what to donate or trash. Once you have decluttered, you can begin organizing the things that you want to keep. Put your children in charge of putting items in the appropriate place. The last step is actually deep cleaning the garage. Kids can help by sweeping the floors, brushing away cobwebs, cleaning the windows, and more.
Your kids will earn the value of a hard-earned dollar and will also pick up valuable life skills if you involve them in spring clean-up. In addition, you will knock some crucial items off your spring to-do list in the process!
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