Spring cleaning is a touchy subject that we don’t particularly like to think about, but eventually need to address. Make this year the year you call in reinforcements against those dreaded chores with a gathered team of energetic workers- your kids. After all, you didn’t mess up the house all on your own, so why should you be the only one responsible for cleaning it up? The real question is, how do you possibly get kids to clean? Here are a few ways to get your kids excited about cleaning.
Make Cleaning Fun
- Set a timer. Kids love racing, and what better way to have a race than to see who can pick up the most dirty laundry in 30 seconds, or clear all the toys from the floor?
- Make up challenges- challenge your kids to try and see how many toys they can hold in their arms at one time.
- Pretend- maybe you and your child are butlers or maids, maybe an evildoer has splattered the room in “radioactive” laundry that needs to be thrown in a special bin to save the bedroom floor and its residents.
Just because they are called “chores” doesn't mean they need to be undesirable. Recruit your little ones for some added help- and possibly some added fun- next time there are chores to be done!