10 Creative Ways to Get Kids to Do Chores

10 Creative Ways to Get Kids to Do Chores | Stuck on You

As parents, we are often reminded of the benefits of kids doing chores. It can teach them to take responsibility for their actions, how to allocate their time and the importance of being a contributing member of their family (their community). According to Parentline Plus giving children ‘must-do’ chores is great for self-discipline and for building their confidence.

With that in mind, it can be a HUGE stress for parents repeatedly asking kids to do chores and, sometimes, after repeated requests we decide to do them ourselves. Sometimes, we just need a fresh perspective. Try some of these creative ways to get kids to their chores and see how you go.

Making choosing chores fun | Stuck on You
Make choosing chores a game. Everyone has a chore to do and you work together to get them all done. Allocate a set time each week and make it fun. Image: BHG
Chore Cards from Etsy
Give each child a chore card and punch a hole in their card each time one is completed. Get them to choose something special they are working towards or make it a surprise. Image: Etsy
Chore Charts for kids | Stuck on You
Create a zone in the house and let kids work through their chores in their own time (have a limit). They get a LOT of satisfaction when it’s on the ‘done’ side. Image: Lemon Squeezy Home
chore magnets etsy
Assign each chore a monetary value and your child can choose their chores depending on how much pocket money they want to earn. Kind of like life. Image: Etsy
Chore Checklists for Kids | Stuck on You
Concise lists make it clear what is expected in each area. A checklist gives kids a great feeling of accomplishment. Image: Mads Memories 
Roll the dice for chores | Stuck on You
Divide the chores up into zones and play the hour of power. Roll the dice, take your zone, turn up the music and GO! Image: DIYN Crafts
Chore Dice for Kids | Stuck on You
These fun dice are great for younger kids. Have a set time each day when kids take turns rolling the dice. Image: Delia Creates
Chore tokens for kids | Stuck on You
Kids choose a token & when the chore is complete they post it into their box. At the end of the week you tally up the tokens. Image: Indulgy
Make chores fun for mum | Stuck on You
Fill a tub with any items your kids leave around the house. They have to pick a chore to get it back. Image: Positive Parenting Connection
Chore tickets | Stuck on You
When a job is complete they take a ticket. Tickets can be used for things like screen time or pocket money. Image: Money Saving Mom

This last one was created by mum, baker and blogger Lynette on her blog, Crazy About Cakes. Lynn had grounded her children for being late for school and decided to use it to her advantage with amazing results. You can read more about it on her blog.

This worked out better than I could have ever imagined!  My oldest son got right to work and earned his 500 points in one day.  The other two are getting closer and working hard too!  We had a nice dinner last night prepared by my son.  I found super nice letters on my pillow last night, and my house is looking SO much better!

Earn points from chores | Stuck on You
If kids are grounded or have lost screen time, they can earn it back with chores. Image: Crazy About Cakes

Well played, mum, well played.

Creative ways to get kids to do their chores | Stuck on You

Do these creative ways inspire you? What do you so to encourage your kids to do their chores?

Feeling confident? Read our recent blog post, 10 Creative Ways to Get Kids to Clean Their Room.