Chores can be family fun!

Chores can be family fun!

Chores never seem to be the favorable thing to do. This weekend turn that around and make getting chores done a family event that’s fun and favorable part of your kids’ weekend!

Here are some tips:

1. Make chores into a game. Let’s admit it, kids are not the only ones who like games. Time everyone to see how fast you could go while still doing a good job (quality not quantity). Just think of it as you were playing a game. Use your imagination and creativity, to make it a less daunting task. Give yourself points for every room you clean well and have your kids evaluate the work just for fun.

2. Turn on the lights and open some doors and windows. This will fill your home with lots of light and fresh air, which will make you feel good as you clean. Refreshing and healthy!

3. Take a short break. Only take a break if you start to feel a little tired or unmotivated. You could play a multi-player video game, do a dance, whatever seems most fun, but do it together!

4. Listen to music. Turn on some upbeat music that you are your kids enjoy, or some inspirational music. That way you can sing along as you work. Get your mp3, CD player, laptop, or portable radio. If none of these are available, feel free to just sing!

5. Reward yourself. This will motivate yourself to get the job done. Make your favorite dessert right after you finish your chores. You’ll have something to look forward to when you are done.

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  1. Thom Slade
    February 02, 23:01 Reply
    This does not work so well with teenagers. They end up spending more time arguing about the music and taking long breaks. Hide their car keys or phone works as better motivation! And i'm kidding there would be a full mutiny.
  2. Chantelle Clark
    February 04, 10:27 Reply
    This might work with my significant other, and it will be something that I try. He loves video games, and I try to tell him that chores can be fun if we do them together, but he just tells me that he "doesn't see how they can be fun when they are chores". He's had bad experiences with chores when he was a kid. So it is a struggle to get him to do anything without asking five million times. I always end up doing it. Which is really annoying. May have to get a little creative and think up a game that we could implement. I can see how this would work very well with kids though!
  3. Jason Clark
    August 29, 16:04 Reply
    We always enjoy doing household chores jointly whenever we are together. We don't really go to the extent of playing games or dancing to our favorite music, etc. I think that can be a bit much. Hehe! We usually crack jokes and talk about entertainment and similar stuff while doing the chores. We surely have a lot of fun while doing it, as well as afterwards when we would order a mega-sized pizza for all of us as a reward. Lots of good times!

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