Getting your kids to help Spring clean can be easier than you think. Plus it’s a great way to teach them life skills that will last throughout their life.
Spring cleaning isn’t exactly my favorite thing, but there’s no reason it has to be boring or dreaded. It can be the perfect time to help your kids develop a good work ethic, get extra help, and enjoy some fun.
3 TIPS ON GetTING Your Kids To Help Spring Clean
Try these ideas to get your kids involved in your spring cleaning efforts and teach them the importance of hard work:
HOW TO GET YOUR KIDS TO HELP CLEAN #1: Make It A Race!
Create a list of 2 or 3 things each child can do and tell them they have an exact time frame to get it done.
Make the reward either extra game or screen time. That way they are finishing a task plus getting to do something they normally don’t get to do.
Older Kids? Time to Barter – GETTING YOUR KIDS TO HELP #2
Older children, especially teens, won’t be tempted by a race. For them, just be honest and offer an incentive. Tell them that you need their help and offer to help them in return. Have they been wanting a ride to hang out with friends on Saturday? If they do XYZ to help clean up, then they can count on a ride to and from their activity.
Tip → To get them even more involved, let them choose the task. Of course, you can offer guidance if they come up with something you know only requires half their effort. By letting them brainstorm how they can help, they’ll get in the habit of proactive thinking and feeling as if they had a say in their job. Win-win.
TIPS TO GET YOUR KIDS TO HELP:#3 Long-Term Rewards
Kids of all ages respond well to rewards, but handing them something within minutes of completion may not be the most effective option.
Planning long-term rewards will teach them responsibility, routine, and patience for a job well done. Try using a printable to keep track like this free reward chart or hand out reward coupons at the end of the week.
Kids respond tremendously well to all types of rewards and only you can judge what rewards will properly motivate yours. Treat your kid to a reward and earn yourself an extra set of hands for spring cleaning.
GIVEAWAY HAS CLOSED
The prize: One (1) Momskoop reader will win a ($200 Value) Spring Cleaning On-Cor prize pack (shown below) that includes:
- Coupon Valid for One Free On-Cor Entrée
- Organizational Glass Containers
- Scrub Brush
- Serving Dish
- Kids Cleaning Set
- Set of 4 Kitchen Towels
- Sink Caddy
Originally published on Mar 16, 2018. This was a sponsored post.