5 Simple Chores Kids Can Do This Summer

I believe that summer break for kids should be a fun and relaxing time. Since they worked hard all year long to make good grades, I feel like summer break is their time to destress. I try not to focus on little things such as when they wake up each day or how much television they watch, but even though summer is their time to relax, I do require them to help around the house and do some extra chores, especially since they create most of the messes. When the school year ended I came up with 5 simple chores kids can do this summer.

Summer time is meant for relaxation so kids can destress but they still need to help around the house.

My kids range in ages from 6 to 12 years old, so when I create their daily summer chore list, I try to make sure that the chores are age appropriate or that they can complete a specific chore with some help from their big sister. In addition, before my girls start their weekly chore list, we go to Walmart and grab the necessary supplies such as Viva paper towels and Clorox cleaning spray. Starting 6/21 you can save $.75 off any Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner + Spray varieties. Also, starting on 7/5 you can save $1.50 off any Viva Paper Towels 6 pack or larger.

Here are 5 simple chores that I have my girls complete almost every day in the summer.

  1. Dishes & Countertops: Even though my youngest child is 6, she can still help with the dishes. I do not trust her to put away anything that is glass or on a high shelf but she can help with silverware and then help her sisters wipe the counter using Clorox. I have my oldest daughter spray the countertop and then my youngest uses Viva paper towels to wipe the counter.
  2. Laundry: My kids are still too young to start a load of laundry but they are not too young to sort the laundry, fold the laundry once it’s clean and put the clean laundry away or at least in the room it belongs in.
  3. Take Care of Animals: We have 2 dogs and they recently had puppies together, so a great summer chore for my girls is to make sure that mom and dad are fed and have water. In addition, since the puppies make a mess throughout the day, I make sure that my girls clean the puppy area at least two times a day. Thankfully we stocked up on Viva Vantage 6 Big Rolls and Clorox Fresh Scent spray because puppies make big messes and since Viva Big Rolls have 40% more Viva per roll (*Towel area compared to Viva® Regular Roll; Current practice is use of “33% More”) it makes it a lot easier to clean up all of that puppy mess.
  4. Straighten the House: Somehow throughout the day, the kid’s rooms end up in the living room, the dining room and the kitchen, so every day I make it a habit for them to walk around the house and put their things away. In addition, I have them fluff pillows, fold blankets, take out the trash and anything else that makes the house more organized.
  5. Bathroom: This is a chore that I normally have my older kids take care of. One week I have one child clean the toilet while the other one cleans the countertop and sink. Thankfully just like my girls, Viva and Clorox make the perfect clean squad.

Even though summer break is meant for kids to destress and relax, it’s still important to have them do daily chores. Doing this will not only help them grow up to be responsible adults, but it will also teach them the importance of a clean home. Thankfully with busy summer days, Walmart gives their customers the opportunity for grocery pickup in some areas. Also, don’t forget to save money on Clorox and Viva Paper Towels by going to the Ibotta app found here.

Do your kids help out more in the summer?

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Even though summer is a time for kids to destress, it's important for them to also help around the house. Here are 5 simple chores kids can do to help.

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