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Try the Chore Jar
Cleanup Time!


 Write down or draw pictures of various chores and place them in a “Chore Jar.” Randomly choose chores with your child on a regular basis. 

Why is this important?

Chores teach responsibility, collaboration and self-efficacy, while also providing exercise.

References: Dunn, L. (2004). Validation of the CHORES: a measure of school-aged children’s participation in household tasks. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 11(4), 179–190. P. Barrett, R. (2000). Assigned chores help teach social, personal responsibility. Brown University Child & Adolescent Behavior Letter, 16(6), 1. Retrieved from Ridley, K., & Olds, T. (2016). The Energy Cost of Household Chores, Rollerblading, and Riding Scooters in 9- to 14-Year-Old Children. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 13, S75–S77. Retrieved from

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