Elementary kids typically LOVE to help in the kitchen! And get them involved while you can, because if you wait to include them until they are teenagers, they won't want to help! Since I have done lots of catching up tonight on my blog due to being sick this week, I am mostly just going to post some of the great ideas that my readers have offered!
Wash dishes (my favorite idea for kids because it means I'm not doing them!)
Wash fruits/veggies and store them in containers in the fridge
Mix a "trail mix" of pretzels, nuts, raisins, chocolate chips, etc. and then portion into individual "snack packs" for the week.
Set and clear the dinner table
Wipe down countertops and table
Sweep and mop the floor
Help cook dinner (if they are older)
Load and unload the dishwasher
Make sure animals have fresh food and water
Make juice from a frozen can (or Koolaid)
Make jello or pudding
Roll and throw dough balls into pan for monkey bread or other "pieced" food
Ok, I'm starting to wonder what I'm going to write about for the teens. I mean, I was a teen fairly recently, but I certainly don't have any teens in the house and I'm not around them too often, so I'll have to come up with something good. :)
Do any of you have teens?? What are their responsibilities in the kitchen??
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