Chores for 12 Year Olds

Chores for 12 year olds

Chores are a great way for children to learn responsibility and develop basic skills. 12-year-olds are becoming more and more independent and chores help them further this independence. Chores will teach them how to do things on their own and not rely on someone else for their basic needs. They will learn basic life skills that they can use in the future such as cooking and cleaning.

Chores also help children develop self-esteem as they become more and more responsible and independent.

Chore List for 12 Year Olds

Here are some age appropriate chores for a 12 year old:

  • Take out the trash
  • Clean up after a meal
  • Vacuum the floor
  • Wipe the sink after brushing their teeth
  • Set the dining table
  • Clear up plates after a meal
  • Dust shelves, bookcases, and picture frames
  • Water plants
  • Pull garden weeds unassisted
  • Peel potatoes
  • Unpack groceries from shopping bags
  • Routinely make their beds
  • Feed pets
  • Independently water flower beds
  • Rake a big pile of leaves
  • Plant flowers with a small shovel
  • Sort recycling
  • Make a snack or light meal
  • Help with meal prepping including simple cutting or finding ingredients
  • Bring in the mail
  • Sweep porches
  • Scoop pet waste in the yard
  • Neatly make their beds
  • Clean their own bedroom
  • Prepare and pack their lunch
  • Fold clean clothes and store clothes in closets or drawers
  • Strip bed linens
  • Independently floss their teeth
  • Shine mirrors in the bathroom
  • Appropriately clean up after pets
  • Set alarm clock and be responsible for waking up on time
  • Help dress a younger child
  • Entertain a younger sibling
  • Brush and walk a dog
  • Clean cat litter box
  • Prepare simple food such as scrambled or boiled eggs
  • Deep clean the toilet
  • Bring garbage cans to the driveway or curb
  • Assist with repair works
  • Clean the stovetop
  • Mow lawns with supervision
  • Fully accountable for self-hygiene
  • Complete manageable homework unaided
  • Maintain tidiness of own room
  • Straighten family and playroom
  • Set and clear dinner table without assistance
  • Do simple sewing tasks
  • Change their bedding
  • Filling and emptying the dishwasher
  • Trim hedges
  • Babysit younger siblings while parents are at home
  • Organize an entire room
  • Grocery shopping with a shopping list under supervision
  • Vacuum the entire floor
  • Clean out fridge
  • Mop the floor
  • Supervised baking and cooking
  • Clean the refrigerator

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