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Day 86: Helping with Family Chores

Here is another learning activity adapted from our “Home Preschool Curriculum” developed by Fran Wisniewski and Diane Flynn Keith for

Remember, only do these learning activities if they are enjoyable for you and your child. Do not treat this as a “must do” lesson. It’s simply a fun activity that provides an opportunity to learn, while building “readiness skills” for the school or homeschool environment.

~ Helping with Family Chores  ~

Your child can help do simple tasks all around the house such as:


  • Sort colors into piles or baskets.
  • Sort socks, underwear, fold washcloths, and help put away clothes.
  • Put the detergent in the washing machine with parental supervision.
  • Put the fabric softener sheet into the dryer.
  • If you put your clothes out on a line, children can give you clothespins and hand you clothing.


  • Help set the table (dishes, silverware, napkins… etc.)
  • Help carry covered bowls of food (not hot) to the table, and a carton of milk or juice.
  • Put condiments and serving utensils on the table.
  • Clean up after a meal by putting condiments away, putting dishes in the sink and by putting dishes in the dishwasher.
  • Help you wash and dry dishes. Note: This requires parental supervision. Be careful of hot water and sharp objects such as knives. Teach your child to handle a knife properly or not at all.

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