Making Cleaning FUN

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by vfem, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I want to know what others do to get their kids involved in cleaning and able to do it without complaining.

    My daughter and I are about to vacuum and I always spread baking soda over the carpets to help get the smells out. So I tell my daughter we are chickens scratching for worms and she walks around scratching her feet to get the baking soda in to do its job. It's her favorite way to help my clean.

    When I vacuum the furniture, hubby makes the cushions all lumpy, so I spread them on the clean floor and let her pretend they are lily pads, and she's the frog who needs to jump on them from one cushion to the next to get the lumps out!

    Then we pretend we're playing restraunt when we feed the animals so she takes everyone's order before we feed the chickens, ducks, cat and dog. It quite funny to watch her pretend to write down what they want on her invisible pad of paper.

    So what do you do with the kids?
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2011
  2. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Dang - I thought this was going to be about how to make it fun for grown ups...

    Now I'm sad. [​IMG]
     
  3. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Hey, when you find out how to get the kids involved with cleaning without complaining, you will have accomplished something more elusive than the scientific discovery of atom-smashing!
     
  4. silkiechick236

    silkiechick236 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Me too [​IMG]

    I still complain about cleaning house at 31 yrs. old [​IMG]
     
  5. Bat Cave Silkies

    Bat Cave Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2010
    Bat Cave, NC
    clean the house?? the whole house??? OMG
    I do good to vacumn the trail of shavings from the sliding glass door in the den, all the way to the kitchen [​IMG]
     
  6. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    LMAO.... ok, so I'm a bit of a clean freak! [​IMG]

    Chores are part of life for me, so I just do them. [​IMG] But I have fun with the ways we do them, so its ok with me! [​IMG]
     

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