Top 5 Chores Kids Do

It's harder for kids to argue about doing chores if most kids are doing them, right? That's why we're reporting on the most common chores kids do, by age group. We hope it helps with your ongoing effort to get the kids to help out! (Data is from a survey of over 500 parents.)

Chore List for Kids

  • 4 years and younger
    • Clear the table (everyone's dishes)
    • Care for pets
    • Set the table
    • Water plants
    • Dust
  • 5-7 years old
    • Clear the table (everyone's dishes)
    • Set the table
    • Care for pets
    • Help with cooking
    • Help with yard work
  • 8-10 years old
    • Clear the table (everyone's dishes)
    • Care for pets
    • Take out trash/recycling
    • Set the table
    • Unload the dishwasher
  • 11-13 years old
    • Unload the dishwasher
    • Take out trash/recycling
    • Care for pets
    • Clear the table (everyone's dishes)
    • Set the table
  • 14-17 years old
    • Unload the dishwasher
    • Take out trash/recycling
    • Do laundry
    • Help with yard work
    • Care for pets
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