Bringing up a child is a mean feat on its own as it comes with a great number of responsibilities. Add maintaining your household neat and clean to the equation and the situation can easily escalate into a disaster. Certain habits need to be developed at an early age and maintaining one’s living space in order is certainly among them. Unfortunately, cleaning is not among the activities children are much interested in, unless… you transform chores into fun games. We offer you several enticing housekeeping games your kids will absolutely love!
Housekeeping Games For Kids
The Matching Color Game
Doing the laundry is one thing, sorting it out is quite another. While kids at a very young age cannot be trusted with a washing machine, we believe they are fully capable of sorting out the laundry once it’s done and dry. One easy way to transform sorting laundry into a game is to set a timer for ten minutes and ask the kid to sort out as many clean socks, shirts and pants, matching them in accordance with their colour. Decide on a specific number of garments that should be sorted out in a given time. Once the time is up, you can count the garments together and if the child has done well, reward them with a small treat.
The Little Housemaid Game
Playing dress-up is already fun as it is! Why not combine it with your housekeeping activities? A great number of retail stores offer tiny, cute housemaid costumes, designed for little girls specifically. Why not buy one for your little helper so that she can get into character? This will greatly increase her enthusiasm for helping you with your household chores. Once the child dons the cute costume (which in many cases goes with a tiny, colourful duster),w6 local cleaners suggests to ask her to dust furniture and articles she can easily reach, collect the toys off her room’s floor or fold the laundry you have just ironed.
The Plant Care Game
Everyone loves flowers and admires their beauty. Little girls are hardly an exception! You can’t spare the time to water your flowers on a regular basis? You can easily tick this chore off your to-do list by entrusting your little girl with the job. You can ask the child to collect and dispose of the dry leaves, impeding your flowers’ growth, and then water the plants. A recent research indicates flowers, much like humans, respond positively to music. What better way to transform this chore into a fun game than singing to the flowers while watering them? We are convinced your little girl already knows a good number of Disney songs by heart.
The Basketball Game
This one is very suitable for little boys, but hey… if your little princess is keen on playing basketball, give her the go-ahead. In this game, the child is required to pick the dirty clothes off their room’s floor, roll them into a “basketball” and aim it at the hoop, which in this case will be your laundry basket. Make sure you place the laundry basket at a challenging distance. The bedroom floor will soon be cleared up of all the dirty laundry.
The Socket Duster Game
Both girls and boys will enjoy engaging in this fun game. However, it’s worth mentioning this one is more suitable for younger children, aged 4 to 6. If you have a pair of socks you no longer intend to wear, don them on the kid’s hands and ask them to wipe the dust off your living room’s furniture. Kids are delighted when things go topsy-turvy and will appreciate the game since socks are a garment intended to be worn on people’s feet.
The greatest advantage kids have over adults is that they have imagination. As soon as your child has seen how fun housekeeping can be, he or she will come up with plenty of ideas on their own. Meanwhile, playing the housekeeping games we have suggested above is a good way to start!