Most kids need a bit more than a simple request to help out around the house. Whining and complaining are common and the level intensifies in the spring. Why? Kids are dying to get outside and play during the spring. Summer is around the corner and they have been stuck inside all winter long. You need a secret weapon to get kids to help out. You need to make it fun. Here are some ideas to help turn chore day into a fun time for all!
5 Fun Spring Cleaning Ideas that Kids Will Enjoy
Chances are you’ve got items in every room that belong in other rooms. Whether it’s the kids toys or clean laundry on the dining room table, there are items that just don’t belong. With a treasure hunt, you can give each kid a basket and tell them to find all the items that belong in their room, put them in the basket, and take them back to their rooms. If they find all the items, they can get a special prize.
Another fun way to trick your children into helping with the spring cleaning is to play the collecting game. In this game you’ll choose an item and ask kids to find as many of that item as they can. The child that finds the most wins. For example, you might have DVDs or books scattered all over your house that kids could “collect” and bring back to you to put away.
Friend in Need Deeds
This is a great way to teach children about the value of helping those less fortunate than them. While spring cleaning, ask each child to find at least two toys they want to give away to someone they know that doesn’t have much. Not only does this cut down on clutter, but your family will be doing a wonderful thing by helping others.
Dust Party Dance Off
If your home has hardwood or tile floors, you can have a great time playing the dust party dance off game. All you need are some dusting slippers and some great music. Slip on the shoes and away you go. Kids will love this game and may want to dust the floors all the time.
Clean Room Decorating Party
Last, but not least, a great way to encourage your children to clean their rooms is to offer to redecorate after the room is clean. This doesn’t have to be an expensive decorating. It can simply be paint and some new bedding. Either way, it’s an easy way to get your children excited about cleaning.
Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be a daunting task. It can actually be a lot of fun. The key is to create games that your children will think are fun.
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