You can teach your kids to be responsible adults early by getting them to help tidy up the house.
But since they’re kids, you don’t have to pressure them into doing the hard part.
In fact, you can make this experience fun and creative for both of you.
First, you need some music to jam with for this activity.
Plug in some Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars and you and your kids won’t even notice the time flying by fast as you clean up the place using furniture.
Here are some fun ways that you could involve your children in helping you tidy up the place with some of the furniture that you have at home:
1. Make your kids think or come up with an idea or theme that they want in a certain room.
Once that is done, you could go with it and help to rearrange the place with the motif that they came up with.
For example is that if they want their room to have a princess theme, you could place a good chair inside it that would look like a throne fit for a princess.
Then you could ask help from your child to decorate it however she wants.
You could put a canopy on top of it and some foot cushions.
Anything that doesn’t fit the theme you child will be only too happy to put away since you’ve given them creative freedom.
2. Assign points to clothes drawers…
Assign points to clothing drawers so that each time your kids put away a piece of folded laundry they get a point.
Once they reach a certain amount of points they receive a reward.
You could even assign points to clothing that needs to be hung up.
By recording how many points they have to go before they get their reward you’ll find they’ll be asking for things to do so they can get more points!
3. Get some storage items or toy chests where you could play basketball.
Ask them to shoot their toys in it but not in a cleaning up gesture, make them look like they are just playing hoops.
Give them a certain distant from the storage or toy chest and ask them to shoot their toys inside it. The more toys they shoot and the faster they do it results in them getting a reward.
This way, they’ll be excited to always clean up after they’re done playing with their toys.
Tidying up the place doesn’t have to be a boring chore. It could always be fun, especially around children.
You just have to be a little creative so your kids would have a fun experience and even be motivated in helping you cleaning up the place.
We hope that these tips have inspired you today!