Kitchen Chores for Kids of All Ages

We spend quite a bit of time in the kitchen. Doesn’t everyone? It really is the heart of our home. It can be a bit overwhelming if only one person is in charge of all that goes into keeping this important area well stocked, clean and churning out nutritious meals.

Luckily the kitchen is a great place to find chores for kids of all ages. Not only do these chores help the family, they are also teaching the kids important life skills. Spending time together in the kitchen is also a great way to connect as a family.

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Kitchen chores for kids - chores listed by age. Love this list!

Kitchen Chores for Toddlers

Toddlers are all about exploring new areas and having fun. Chores for them are more of a once in a while thing than a daily requirement. By giving them the experience to join in you are training them for more advanced kitchen chores later on. For all of the toddler activities I would recommend that they are a team effort.

  • Put away clean silverware.
  • Stack cans in the pantry. (Of course this would also be a really fun activity outside of the pantry.)
  • Stir ingredients.

Kitchen Chores for Preschoolers

  • Collect ingredients for the meal.
  • Help with measuring ingredients.
  • Set the table.
  • Take their plate and cup to the kitchen after dinner.
  • Wipe down the table after dinner. New Bounty with Dawn is perfect for this job.

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Kitchen Chores for Kids ages 5 years old – 7 years old

  • Empty the dishwasher. We’ve set up our kitchen the best way possible for their height. There are still items they can’t reach even with a stool. For those items setting them on the counter near where they will go is perfect.
  • Help with the weekly menu. Picking one meal a week takes a little of the brain work away from Mom (or Dad) and gives the little one control over their meal selection.
  • Start working on kitchen skills. Cracking eggs, simple chopping, mixing ingredients, reading a recipe.
  • Wipe down the counters after dinner. Once again, Bounty with Dawn is the perfect tool for this job. Just make sure to rinse some of the soap out before they get stared.

Kitchen Chores for Kids ages 8 years old – 11 years old

As kids get bigger, they can handle a little more responsibility. They can start learning more cooking skills and doing bigger cleaning jobs.

  • Join in on the shopping. By now they can recognize specific brands and remember where to find them in the store. When I take the kids, I give them two or three items to grab. That way they don’t get too far from me and I can check on them quickly if I haven’t seen them in a few minutes.
  • Chop vegetables.
  • Grate cheese.
  • Wash the dishes a couple of times a week. This is where Bounty with Dawn really shines. This 2 in 1 cleaning
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Kitchen Chores for Teens

Ahhh… it’s time to start nailing down these skills. It won’t be long before your teen is ready to manage a kitchen of their own.

  • Plan a meal each week.
  • Write a list of ingredients to be added to the weekly shopping list.
  • Prepare the meal.
  • Clean up after the meal.

What would you add to the list of chores for kids? How old are your kids? What jobs do they currently have in the kitchen? 

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  1. My toddler is always ready to help me in kitchen. But the fact is more than helping he creates a lot of mess…but i absolutely love his hanging around in the kitchen with me.

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