This summer I've been wanting to figure out a good schedule for cleaning, cooking, learning time, outside play, time with friends, swimming lessons, camping, etc. Yes, we have a busy summer ahead.
I'm excited to take a break from our homeschool and hang out with friends. However, we still need to keep up with the house chores. I picked some very easy tasks that my kids can do while I try to do some of my own chores.
Here are the weekly chores:
*Disinfect lightswitches and door knobs
*Clean windows and doors
*Wipe cupboards and doorjambs
*Bring in garbage and recycle cans
We also have daily chores like:
*Vacuum the blue carpet (back door/laundry room area)
*Clean bedrooms (see this great chart)
*Laundry- bring down, fold and put away
*Empty dishwasher, as needed
There are a few other things, but I know this will keep my kids busy and the house clean!
BUT here's the FUN thing I did! I made cleaning caddies for the kids!
I went to the dollar store and picked up a caddy, cloth, brush and spray bottle. I also added a magic eraser to each caddy.
I filled the spray bottle with a little bit of vinegar, some lemon essential oil and lots of water. It sprays a very light mist.
I will go over each thing in the caddy and show them how and where to use them. For the first few weeks I will be closely watching how they use their tools.
My kids absolutely love to scrub and clean and I think they will love these!
PS. My kids are ages 5 and 7 so this is perfect for them.
Will you get your kids cleaning this summer?
Here's a great series to teach your kids how to do chores: