Chores for Children: The Sweeping Game

We’ve talked before about chores for young children.  Today, I would like to introduce you to a new game that has made sweeping the kitchen delightful for our younger children.

The Sweeping Game:

The Sweeping game is a simple way to make sweeping fun. Even my 2-1/2 year old has decided that he’s old enough to play this game.

*Twist my arm*

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How to Play:

I taped a house pattern on to the floor using packing tape. You can get very creative with this and use patterned duck tape, or colored electrical tape. I worked with what we had on hand; thus the packing tape house that now adorns our kitchen floor.

  • Have your child sweep the kitchen debris into your tape-made house.  Naomi likes to make up stories while she sweeps.  She calls the mess “dirt babies” that she must “get them home to their mommy!”

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Easy. Fun. Try it!

 

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  1. says

    I. LOVE. IT!!!!!!! Honest question: how old are the children for whom this works…because my 11yo daughter has been tasked with sweeping (with my 2yo daughter as helper) and she struggles with both quality and a more positive attitude :) Wondering if I dare try this for her? Perhaps under the guise of helping the 2yo? I’m hoping you have a fun idea for cleaning the table (for my 5yo son)-LOL!
    THANK YOU!

    • says

      Sally, I started this mainly with my 5-year old daughter. My 2 year old now does it, he’s “play learning.” Honestly though anyone who sweeps the kitchen now sweeps the dirt into our “dirt momma house.” My 8 and 11 year old too…and, raising my hand…it’s kind’a fun :-)

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  3. Tammy W. says

    I love this idea, and this blog, in general! My oldest is turning 3 in a few weeks, and we’re getting him kid-sized garden tools and a kid-sized broom. He and his 17-month-old brother already love to clean everything and anything in sight with the handy broom I hung in their playroom, mainly for decoration (because it matched, and I’m a little OCD–after all, it is carpeted in there!). Anyhow, in the background of the “sweeping can be fun” pic, I see a wall-mounted magazine-type rack. Any idea where you found that gem? Thanks!

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