Teaching Kids to Clean: Tips, Age Appropriate Cleaning Lists, & Free Chore Charts

Spring is winding down but it’s time to keep cleaning!  Whether you’re for or against allowances, there’s no debate that teaching our children how to clean is an important life skill.  Not to mention all the other important lessons that are learned along the way!

We’ve compiled a list of over 30 free resources for cleaning with children to help encourage you in what can seem like an overwhelming task at times.  If you have a cleaning tip or system that works well for your family, please leave a comment at the end of this post!  It’s always helpful to see what’s working for other families.

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Tips for Cleaning with Kids

Simple Homeschool shares some things to consider when choosing and implementing a cleaning routine with children.

Make a child’s cleaning kit to get your child excited about cleaning like Modern Parents Messy Kids.

Find 8 fun tips for cleaning with kids at Ask Anna.

Inner Child fun shares 10 ways to make cleaning fun for kids.

Here are even more fun ways to involve children in cleaning from Education.com.

Download the eBook Teaching Kids to Clean for free when you “like” A Slob Comes Clean on Facebook.


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Age Appropriate Chore Lists

Check out an age appropriate chore list from Raising Arrows.

Get a free chore list for kids at Holy Spirit Led Homeschooling.

The Happy Housewife also has a free chores for kids printable.

Visit Teaching Good Things to find inspiration for using chore zones for cleaning and age appropriate tasks.

Money Saving Mom shares three lists of chore ideas:

Frugal Fun for Boys shares a guide to cleaning with kids.


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Chore Charts (Free Printables & Creative Ideas)

Confessions of a Homeschooler has free chore chart printables to use with a pocket chart.

You can find free preschool chore charts at Homeschool Creations.

Over the Big Moon also shares some free preschool chore chart printables.

Download a collection of charts to use in your home and school at Currclick.

Create a DIY magnetic chore chart like A Spotted Pony.

Heart of Wisdom has free 15 minute chore list printables that take your child through the steps of cleaning different rooms.


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Check out this simple chore chart tutorial from My Name is Snickerdoodle.

Take chore charts to whole new level with these ice cream cone chore chart and hamburger chore chart tutorials at Childmade.

Make these free chore chart punch cards found at Homeschool Chicks.

Go to Biblical Homemaking to download free chore card printables.

Customize your own chore charts with DLTK’s custom chore charts.

Another creative way to assign chores are with chore jars like Whatever Dee-Dee Wants.


frugal homemade chore dice

Lasting Thumbprints shares a few different frugal ways to make homemade chore dice.

Learn how to make a paper plate chore chart for kids at Smockity Frocks.

Here’s a kids tooth brushing chart from Love Your Teeth.

Check out this DIY magnetic flower chore chart at Outlaw Mom.

This scratch off chore card from Toddler Approved is sure to add some excitement to cleaning.

Get free printable cleaning checklists at Raising A Healthy Family.

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