Here are some chores for 7 year olds
(and 6 year olds too!)

You can implement chores for 7 year olds even 6 year olds by using these guidelines. Having age appropriate chores and expecations is the first step to success with raising responsible kids.

Benefits of having your kids do chores include:

  • kids learn important skills
  • your household chore list is lightened (eventually!)

There are many chores a 6 or 7 year old can do to help the family. The grey items are age appropriate chores that even younger kids could do, and you can see that kids at this age are extremely capable and usually willing to contribute to the family:

    Taking care of themselves:
  • Get dressed
  • Brush hair
  • Brush teeth (with supervision)
  • Tie shoes
  • Take bath or shower
  • Taking care of their stuff:

  • Hang up coat
  • Put shoes away
  • Put their dirty clothes in a hamper
  • Put their toys away
  • Hang up backpack
  • Clean their room pretty independently
  • Make their bed
  • Do their laundry with help
  • Switch wet clean laundry into dryer
  • Put away folded laundry
  • Put clean socks into balls
  • Helping cook:

  • Help with meal prep
  • Help stir
  • Help wash vegetables
  • Dumping a bowl of cut items into another bowl or a pan
  • Stir at the stove with supervision
  • Cook for the family with help
  • Make lunch
  • Helping clean up in the kitchen:

  • Wipe sink
  • Put napkins on table
  • Clear table (maybe use a “bus bin”)
  • Put away silverware
  • Put dirty dishes in a “bus bin”
  • Take dirty dishes to sink
  • Set table properly
  • Place dirty dishes in dishwasher
  • Other cleaning jobs:

  • Dust furniture
  • Wipe bathroom sink and counter (even with water)
  • Sweep their room, or vacuum with help
  • Clean toilet with gloves
  • Other random chores:

  • Empty trash baskets
  • Put pet food in dish with help
  • Water plants
  • Brush animals
  • Bring in the mail
  • Bring in a light bag of groceries
  • Help with light yard work
  • Empty their trash into a larger bag to take out
  • Change animal water bowl
  • Anything you can think of that seems right for your child!
As you can see, there are many chores for 7 year olds and even 6 year olds. If you have clear expectations and give genuine praise and appreciation, and implement these chores consistently, kids will usually step up. Raising responsible kids starts at any age, so what are you waiting for?

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