DIY Projects and Chores Kids Can Do Themselves

We’re wrapping up summer and getting ready to head back to school around here – how about you? There’s a few more days for free time and fun, and then we’ll get down to business and keep most of the “play” to the weekends. Even though kids will get busier when school begins again, they still need to stay active around the house with things like chores and special projects. After all, they need to know that they bring something to the table and are a contributing member of the household as well, right?

So when retired DIY expert David Glenn contacted me with the idea for this post on projects and chores that the kiddos can do on their own, well, I thought it was fantastic! See how it speaks to YOUR kids!

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Young children are often eager to help their parents with various projects and chores, but many parents are hesitant out of fear of their children getting in the way. However, children as young as three years old can do basic chores and projects, learning responsibility and independence at a young age.

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Organizing the Project Room

When we moved into our house (that has four bedrooms) I remember, we looked at each other and said, “What are we going to do with FOUR bedrooms, when there’s only two of us?” Three bedrooms we had covered: Master Bedroom, Guest Room and Office. No problem. But that fourth…until we have kids, what to do with the fourth?

So it’s been titled “The Project Room” by me, and “The Junk Room” by my husband. His term really bothers me, because I don’t want anything in our home to be known as “junk”…but, I’ve gotta admit, it was really starting to look…”junky”. Here, let me show you…

From the door. I was unpacking Fall decor, trying to create more Fall decor, and adding normal decor to our Dining Room at the same time.

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