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Take the Bore out of Chores

Having trouble getting your kids to do housework? Make chore day more fun with these unique ideas:



  •  Put on your favorite mixed CD or iPod playlist, and pick a song. Tell your kids that every time this song starts to play to grab a broom (or a mop, pot, or pan…but try to stay away from the toilet brush!) and come to the living room ready to dance. When the song is over, it’s back to work. Repeat the mix until chores are finished.
  • Split the family into two teams and make it a relay race. When one team member finishes their task, the next team member begins. The first team to finish their list of chores is the winner.

And remember, chores always become more appealing to finish if there is a reward attached. Consider serving a special treat after dinner or a family movie at the end of the day.

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