Kids Chores – What My Kids Do After School

To answer a question from a reader recently I shared the the table of my kids’ chores on my Facebook Page. It received a great response and also requests for similar tables for the other chores our kids do. Today I am sharing the kids chores which they need to do after school and before dinner. I find breaking down the chores into time zones works well. Remembering to do everything they are supposed to can be quite a challenge for kids, so the more I can fit their chores into the routine of the daily life, the more likely they are to be done. This doesn’t mean for example if the bin needs emptying in the morning, that they don’t do it then. I simply ask them to do then instead and that is their chore completed.

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Hang up clothes after he gets changed.Hang up school bag and place lunch box and water bottle on kitchen bench.Hang up school bag and place lunch box on kitchen bench.Hang up school bag and place lunch box and water bottle on kitchen bench.Hang up kinder bag and place lunch box and water bottle on kitchen bench.
School notices on kitchen bench.School notices on kitchen bench.School notices on kitchen bench.School notices on kitchen bench.Artwork out of kinder bag.
Time with dog (at least 15 minutes).Time with dog (at least 15 minutes).Time with dog (at least 15 minutes).Time with dog (at least 15 minutes).Time with dog (at least 15 minutes).
Bring in rubbish bins on bin collection day.Empty recycling bin as needed.Empty rubbish bin as needed.Empty kids' wash basket into the main laundry basket as needed.
During winter close blinds in lounge room, dining room and study area.Tidy up own belongings before dinner.Tidy up own belongings before dinner.Tidy up own belongings before dinner.Tidy up own belongings before dinner.
You can download the above example to print out and stick to your fridge for the kids here:

PWK Kids Afternoon Chores Age Appropriate Example

Or you can use this blank template to make your own:

PWK Kids Afternoon Chores Blank

What chores do your kids do after school?

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Comments

  1. Rowena says

    Thank you for sharing your kids chores.
    It was reassuring to see they are similar to my kids
    I have two girls, 6 and 8 years old.

    Morning responds
    Dress, teeth, hair, morning math activity(kumon); make bed;feed dog;unpack dishwasher;breakfast; change Date( 6 year old because it helps her with numbers and days of week)

    Afternoon
    Unpack bag lunch boxes on bench; change and hang up uniform; watr for dog and play with him( he like the ball thrown) after school activity( gymnastic or swimming or kumon);

    Evening
    Set table; feed dog ; reader;violin; religion studies; eat dinner; bath; story time
    ( in bed at 7.30pm)

  2. says

    Thanks for sharing these Nicole. It is always fascinating for me to see how other people organise their kid’s chores.

    I’m curious about the dog time – do they have to each spend time separately (so s/he gets at least an hour of attention in the afternoon) or is it more about getting out there with him?

    • says

      Due to after school commitments, it tends to be a combo of both. Three kids may go together and take her for a walk for example for about half an hour. It generally ends up the dog gets between – 45 – 60 minutes after school. it is really just giving the dog they wanted so much some attention!

  3. says

    All three need to unpack their bags and put their bags away, notes on the counter. They then unpack their lunch bags, putting scraps in the chicken box and tupperware in the sink. There is 20 minutes of homework time 3 x a week (10 minutes of this can be on mathletics or spellingcity). Then they are free to play. x