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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Duggar-Inspired Chore List

Looking to organize your home but at a loss for which chores (or jurisdictions) to assign? The Duggars can help! For your convenience, TLC has posted Duggar-inspired chore ideas and a video explaining the Duggars' famous chore packs.

Ages 3-5
Wipe up small spills
Water garden vegetables or flowers
Put placemats on table
Sweep porch or sidewalk with child-sized broom

Ages 6-8
Measure and stir ingredients
Make bed
Fold towels
Feed pets

Ages 9-11
Carry in groceries
Clean bathtub and sinks
Trim fingernails and toenails
Take pet(s) for a walk

Ages 12-14
Peel vegetables, cut fruit
Test smoke alarms once a month
Clean toilets
Clip coupons

Ages 15-18
Deep clean household appliances
Dust ceiling fans
Iron clothes
Inflate bicycle tires, balls



Click here to download the Duggars' complete list of chores.

Do you have any chore ideas to add? 

11 Comments (Click Here to Add Yours):

Anonymous said...

I love how the Duggar manage to find the balance between kids being kids and kids pulling there own! Also does anyone know what the bates announcement was?

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous,

The big announcement didn't end up airing. TLC removed mention of it from the episode summary.

Enjoy your week!
~Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this!
God bless!
Don't quit!
Catherine K

Lilla said...

Thank you! I find it important to train our kids to be helpful, so I shared this list on FB and also in my blog: http://lillaskids.blogspot.hu/2012/06/chores-feladatok.html

Anonymous said...

What about regular chores like cleaning kitchen or washing dishes or picking up living room?

Libby said...

thank you for posting the list!

tashapork said...

The three things that strike me as most valuable in their suggestions is to start at an early age, make sure the chores are a meaningful contribution, and focus on life skills. So important these days since kids are getting far fewer opportunities to learn them. A lot of parents are just trying to get through the day and may find it easier to just do it themselves and get it done while missing out on opportunities to teach and provide practice

Anonymous said...

I have noticed that the children seem to do everything, from cooking to housework to babysitting. What do you and your husband do?

Vanessa Lopez said...

Do you give reward for the chores when they are all completed? I want to start a chores system for my 4 year old, but I am so confused, I read people saying that they give rewards, other don't, I think I need to motivate her, but I don't know how, please help!

Lily and Ellie said...

@Vanessa Lopez

Hi Vanessa,

The Duggars pay their kids for completing tasks around the house, to help them learn the value of hard work. The amount they earn depends on the age and the job. The little ones get 3 cents per chore.

~Lily and Ellie

Monica P said...

@Vanessa Lopez, I came across something today called http://myjobchart.com/. It's an online, free chore chart that helps you set, manage, and reward your kids. It may be worth a try. Good luck!

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