Entertaining kids in the evenings and weekends is a difficult task, but have you thought about making cleaning fun for the kids?
We’ve put our heads together and come up with a list of fun cleaning games that your kids will enjoy!
Fill Up Fun
Fill Up Fun is all about recycling, although the first part of this game may be boring for the kids so you might want to do this!
- Wash and dry the plastic and other recyclable items ready for recycling (Do this beforehand for the kids)
- Split all the recycling into two equal piles
- Place the recycling bin a short distance away from the piles
- See who can get their recycling into the bin quick enough
- Alternatively, see who can throw the plastic items into the bin from the greatest distance
This would be fun for adults, let alone the kids! Haha!
Spot The Recycling
Another bit of recycling fun for the kids is to firstly give them two bin bags each; one for recycling and the other for general waste.
Get your children to walk around the house and put in their bags what rubbish they think should be recycled and what should be thrown into general waste.
This can help with a bit of family exercise as well, especially if you do a timed race and see who has the most amount of items in the correct bags in the allotted time period.
Fold It Fast
This one is quite an easy one, but yet fun for the kids, as it doesn’t involve much setting up.
You will need:
- A pile of clean, dry washing
- Two or more enthusiastic children
- A parent to supervise
All this game involves is for you to show the kids how to fold the laundry and then time them to see who can fold the most amount of items in the chosen time.
Kids Clear Out
A good clear out of old items needs to be done completed on a regular basis, especially with growing kids in the house.
As kids grow up they go off certain toys, books or games etc, and also as adults, we love to keep things we don’t need!
- Go through the whole house putting items in three piles
– Keep Pile
– Charity Pile
– Throw Pile
- Get your kids to go through their old items and get rid of anything they don’t want anymore (if it’s broken throw it and if it’s still intact give it to charity)
- While they’re doing this, you can go through some of your own things that you may not want to clutter the house with
- Once all of the items have been put into piles, check to see if the kids have put things in the correct piles
- Let your children bag the items and anything going to the local charity store, take them with you so they can hand over the bag
We’re sure there are plenty more cleaning games that can get kids liking cleaning, so if you know of any, let us know by sharing this post on social with your game idea!
If you’ve exhausted yourself and your kids playing all these games, then give your local Merry Maids a call to help with the housework so you can live life’s moments.