Bonus Chores for Kids: How Your Kids Can Earn Their Own Money

Bonus chore for kids: hauling firewood

As a parent, you might be looking for ways to encourage your kids to develop a strong work ethic while also providing them with opportunities to earn their own money. One way to achieve both of these goals is to assign bonus chores that pay them for their hard work. In this post, we’ll explore a list of tasks and chores that your kids can do to earn money towards items in their very own shop. We’ll also discuss which tasks are simply expected as members of the household, so you can set clear expectations and avoid any confusion. Let’s dive in and discover some fun and practical ways for your kids to earn money while learning important life skills.

Here are some of the things our kids do:

  • Sweeping the floors
  • Sweeping the garage
  • Cleaning up dog poop in the yard
  • Wiping out the fridge and organizing it
  • Raking leaves and pine needles from the yard
  • Shoveling snow from the walkway and deck
  • Stacking firewood
  • Bringing firewood into the house

Not everything earns them money:

Many tasks and chores are expected as members of our household. These include:

  • Cleaning your room
  • Making your bed every morning
  • Putting your dirty laundry in the laundry basket every night
  • Putting your clean clothes away
  • Putting your dirty dishes in the dishwasher
  • Cleaning up your toys
  • Cleaning up any messes you made

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