5 Easy Ways To Make Cleaning Fun For Kids

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Keeping a house cleaning and tidy can be a tricky task – especially with little ones around! Unfortunately, kids seem to have the most fun making a mess and more often than not, it’s up to us to clean up.

But, this needn’t be the case and often, cleaning up after our kids can actually propagate bad behavior. If most of the cleaning and tidying gets done during naptime, it’s difficult for children to understand the process of keeping things clean and as a result how to form a habit of tidying up after themselves.

One of the best ways to do this is to get kids taking part in the cleaning alongside you.  Here are our top tips on how to make this fun:

  1. Play dress up

Most kids just love go dress up because it sparks their imagination and lets them pretend play to be someone they are not.  So, why not take this idea and apply it to household chores.  When its tidying time, encourage your kids to dress up as butlers and maids and pretend they are in the servants in the olden days keeping a big county manner clean!

  1. Add Competition

If you have siblings you can make this a competition to see who can clean up the quickest.  Be silly and say things like “uh oh…he only has 2 cushions left!  You better catch up!”  This will have everyone in stitches of laughter and your place will get tidy, fast.

  1. Turn on music

Get their favorite music blasting and start dancing.  Popping and vacuuming becomes much less of a chore when your bopping along whilst doing it.

  1. Find what they like

Everyone has some chores they like more than others.  Personally, I much prefer to vacuum over ironing so try to find out what your kid likes doing best and encourage them to do those tasks.  This makes the challenge of getting little ones to tidy much easier!

  1. Make it a color game

This works especially well when there’s a large area of space to get clean.  Ask your kid to quickly go and pick up or tidy away all of the red items they can find, this turns the task of cleaning a really messy room in to a manageable bit of fun and means it’ll get done quicker, with some learning and laughter along the way too!

Photo Credit:  cloudmom.com

This is a guest post from Best Cleaning, a UK based professional cleaning company who have lots of experience in managing busy schedules, busy lives and being a busy mom!

 

Comments

  1. That’s a smart idea on the color game. I’ve done the timer game where I’ll set the timer for three minutes and see who can pick up the most things and put them where they belong in my son’s room. Works like a charm. 🙂

    • I need to try that one! The kids each have Fitbit’s so maybe we could see who could put in the most amount of steps in the cleaning game!