5 Secrets to Spring Cleaning with the Kids!
Ok, we know… we know… the words kids and clean in the same sentence?! No need to worry, we’ve got the secrets to spring cleaning with your kids!
1. Visit the Land of Imagination
Something as simple as playing pretend might be all you need to get your kids in the cleaning mood. Encourage your kids to start “The Dream Clean Team” or “Rebecca’s Rise n’ Shine Cleaning Company.” Dress them up in an apron, child-sized rubber gloves, and print out an I.D. badge to make it extra official. Check out these super cute name ideas:
- Pixie Dust Cleaners
- Clean King/Queen
- _____’s Helping Hands
- Mean Pristine Cleaning Machine
- Take a Bite Out of Grime
- Partners in Grime
- Cleaner Upper (Bonus: Pretend the kids have their own TV show and have them do a big makeover reveal at the end! If only we can get Joanna Gaines in on this!)
2. Put Together a Kid-Friendly Cleaning Kit
Don’t forget to give them their own cleaning kit! Include a rag, duster, gloves, dustpan/broom, and a spray bottle (filled with water for little ones). Check out this idea from Inner Child Fun for a chemical-free cleaning kit.
3. Hold a Cleaning Contest
Nothing beats a little friendly competition between siblings. Challenge them to see who can clean their areas the quickest and the most thoroughly to win a treat.
4. Turn Up the Music!
Challenge your kids to finish picking up the toys before the song is over! If they finish early, then they have the remaining time to dance!
5. Break It Down
A big task like cleaning their room might be too overwhelming of a task for children. Try breaking down a big task into bite-sized pieces. Be specific with phrases like “pick up 12 toys” or “find all of the red things.” Turn it into a game! This will teach kids that a big task gets done a little bit at a time.
Do you have any tips for cleaning with kids? Share them below!
This post was written by Liz Davis