Everyone needs to help around the house, including kids. Here are some tips and tricks to get your kids involved with the yard work.
With summertime in full swing, you’re likely looking for ways to get your children active with yard work. There are many different ways you can get kids of all ages active in helping you get the yard work including some of the following, from DealDash.
Gardens are Fun
You can decide to plant a small garden. Kids love the opportunity to get involved with a garden. You can decide either plant flowers and vegetables are maybe some of both. Your children will have a fun time helping to the yard to help keep your garden in great shape. You could even help them do something fun like plant a fairy garden.
Are They Old Enough to Mow?
If they’re a certain age where they’re responsible enough to handle the lawnmower you should teach them how to mow the lawn. You will be able to have them take care of this job so you can focus on other aspects of yard work. Personally, I started mowing my parent’s lawn when I was around 11 years old. However, I was a very serious and cautious child, so if your child is more on the silly side, then wait until they are older.
Raking Can Be Fun
You could also consider bringing out rakes so that you can take care of getting rid of lawn clippings. This will make your yard look as good as possible. Your kids will have fun doing work like this to make sure you make the job fun for them.
Make it Age-Appropriate and Fun
You can also have them do things like sweeping your deck and trimming branches. This, of course, is if they are old enough to take care of doing a job like that. You need to be sure that you are giving them age-appropriate jobs to do. And while the work won’t always be fun you should try and make it as fun as possible for your kids. This will encourage them to want to continue to do the yard work… Or at least not resist it too much!
Thanks for Reading
The yard work will not always be fun. However, it is something that kids should learn to do when they’re at an appropriate age. This way when they are adults they will know how to take care of their own home and lawn.
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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.