Age Appropriate Chores for Boys via The MOB Society

Age Appropriate Chores for Boys via The MOB Society

It’s important that we instill values and hard work into our children in order for them to grow responsibly and independent. After all, it’s our job to raise independent children. I am a big advocate of teaching kids responsibly with chores. They need to know that our home is their home and we all need to pitch in and help with helping our home run!

I’ve come up with a list of age appropriate chores to give you some ideas of what chores kids can do at any age:

Ages 1-2 Years Old:

  • Put toys away in bin (with Mom’s help)
  • Wipe: Just give a damp rag and a table and them go at it
  • Hand Mommy things to put away

Ages 3-4 Years Old:

  • Get dressed, put pajamas away
  • Brush hair
  • Brush teeth
  • Set the table
  • Make the bed
  • Fold clothes and small items
  • Empty wastebaskets
  • Pick up toys before bed
  • Load dishwasher

Age 5-6 Years Old:

  • All of the above
  • Clean bathroom sink
  • Help clean and straighten drawers in closet
  • Help put groceries away
  • Clean up after pet
  • Vacuum room
  • Feed pet
  • Help walk the dog
  • Dust furniture in the room
  • Match socks
  • Clean room

Ages 7-9 Years Old:

  • All of the above
  • Wash windows
  • Wash floor in small area
  • Wash bathroom mirrors
  • Sweep
  • Empty dishwasher

Ages 10+:

  • All of the above
  • Fix an entire meal
  • Iron
  • Clean refrigerator
  • Wash car
  • Paint
  • Do yard work
  • Make dessert
  • Mow lawn

If you need another great way to keep track of chores and media time this summer is my printable “Media Minutes” and “Chore Cards” to hold kids accountable.

Now that you’ve gotten some ideas for chores for your boys, what are you going to have them start doing today? What other chores do your boys do that may not have been included on this list?