Momservation: A chore by any other name will still be met with resistance.
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The Homey App, a task organizer for a homey feeling, resurrected one of my Momservations blogs to share with their Twitter followers for Easter. Since my kids are on Spring Break and I agree it was a good one, I’m going to share it again with you in hopes your children can help you get that homey feeling just in time for Easter!
Here’s the list I’ve compiled of ways to trick kids into doing chores that will condition them for a successful Easter:
10 Tricks for Getting Chores Done (Easter Theme)
- Matching Sock Hunt. Convince kids that finding the matching clean socks in the laundry pile will fine tune their egg hunting skills.
- Lights and Darks Separating Challenge. Tell the kids quickly learning to separate their light dirty clothes from their dark ones will help them more quickly separate out the black licorice jelly beans before they contaminate the rest of the yummy jelly beans.
- Shoe Roll. Instead of picking up all their shoes around the house, have them roll them into their closets—good practice for winning the Easter egg roll.
- Hazardous Waste Race. See which kid is the quickest in picking up all the dog poo in the yard so their Easter eggs won’t accidently get covered in “chocolate.”
- Weed Pull Contest. The more ground uncovered by invasive weeds, the easier it will be to find the eggs and surveillance potential Peter Rabbit hiding spots.
- Dust Bunny Bonus. Could there be chocolate eggs hiding near every swipe of the duster on this search for dust bunnies?! (Shoot! Those bunnies are so sneaky! Try again the next day—make sure to tip toe!)
- Clean Room Test. The Easter Bunny has been known to pass up houses with dirty rooms—are the kids going to risk it and test the rumor, possibly missing a visit from Peter Rabbit?
- Dishwasher Load/Unload Time Trial. Loading and unloading the dishwasher uses the same motions as finding and putting eggs in the Easter basket—great way to condition for quicker egg gathering!
- Pick-up the House and Put It Away Sprint. Good practice for Easter egg hunting by racing from room to room, finding the stuff they left all over, and quickly completing the task—sooner it’s done the sooner the haul can be assessed.
- Toy Toss. Work with a sibling partner to collect toys strewn all over the yard, tossing them to each other until they all get put back away—great hand-eye coordination practice for the egg toss.
Happy Easter! May your children ace Easter with all their good practice and conditioning!