Wednesday, April 02, 2008
WFMW: Greatest Hits Edition
Happy Wednesday to you! It's time once again to post another WFMW tip!

This week Shannon has asked us to post our Greatest Hits Edition, in other words she's asked us to re-run one of our favorites of our own WFMWs. I know just the one to share again!

I posted this tip back on 20 September 2006 and was surprised at the great response it got! Here it is again.

List of Age Appropriate Children's Chores

I'm not sure where I stumbled across this list, and I'm sure there are others out there, but I have this one taped up on our refrigerator. It helps to give me ideas on what tasks to encourage Snuggle Bug to learn.

This image isn't expanding as I had hoped when you click on it so if you'd like me to email this list to you in a Word document so that you can read it and print off a nice copy, just leave me a comment with your email address and I'd be happy to do so!

Don't worry, if you leave me your email addresses, I promise I will not try to get rich quick by selling them to a mass marketing firm. :) I'll use them just to send out this list.

This chore list works for me. Maybe it'll work for you too! I'd love to hear about some of the age appropriate chores that your children are doing!

To find out what works for others, be sure to check out the other links at Shannon's, the creator of Works-For-Me Wednesday!

My past WFMW entries are found here.

Oh, a quick note:

My April Pay It Forward Book Exchange is now in full swing.

If you want a chance to win, be sure to check out this post for more details! You don't have to be a blogger to win!


6:38 AM

At 9:31 PM, Blogger TexasTanya said...

I'd love to have a copy of this! My guys are asking for more jobs. [sigh] If only they'd stay like this forever...

At 9:41 PM, Blogger Barb said...

I'd like a copy, too! Thanks for the tip!

barbaralynnthornton at gmail dot com

At 10:31 PM, Blogger Lee said...

would you mind sending me a copy?

At 2:30 AM, Blogger boysmum2 said...

Just what I need, they are both into helping at present and i love to encourage them when ever possible.

At 4:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hehe I remember when you first posted that :)

At 4:55 AM, Blogger Kari said...

I would also like a copy of this!

At 5:45 AM, Blogger Forgetfulone said...

My book giveaway will end April 30. Thanks!

At 7:10 AM, Blogger lightshines said...

I would love to have a copy. Thanks.

At 9:37 AM, Blogger HJW said...

Love to have a Thanks!

At 11:14 AM, Blogger Amy from Occupation: Mommy said...

Wow, I would love a copy of this. Thanks!

At 11:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could you please email this to me. I have a baby and as she grows up I want to have appropriate chores for her to do. Thanks so much.

stacy.holland (at)

At 2:50 PM, Blogger Sheila said...

I would love to get a copy of that list of chores emailed to me. Thank you so much for doing that!

At 3:08 PM, Blogger Missy said...

Fantastic! I would love this list.

honeybmalt at hotmail dot com

At 3:12 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Yes, please!

hmesser at

At 4:12 PM, Blogger I'm The Queen of My Castle said...

Could I also have a copy of that, or the website you stumbled upon it. Thanks.

At 5:02 PM, Blogger Shannon said...

I'd love a copy of the chores! Thanks for offering.

At 6:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to have a copy. I posted my child's chores as a post on my blog: it got long for a comment. :)

And if you make the fruit chiffon, I learned that you really need to be careful when you're blending -- maybe do it in batches in the blender -- or otherwise it kind of foams out the top.


At 8:27 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

Stumbled upon your blog and would love a copy of this chore list. Thank you!

At 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

im glad i stumbled upon yer blog & saw dis wonderful tips..I love to have a copy of this list. Thanks!

At 9:40 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

I would love to have a copy of the chore list.

At 5:35 AM, Blogger Sheila said...

I've love a copy too!
sheila at sheilawraygregoire dot com.

At 3, my kids were folding all the towels and facecloths.

They would put a dusting mitt on their hand and dust the coffee table.

I would spray the Windex type stuff and they would clean the bottom third of the outside of the fridge, the bottom part of the stove, and the bottom kitchen cabinets.

We expanded until by age 6 they were fighting over who got to clean the toilet (they liked making all the bubbles in the water)!

Thanks for posting this!

Visit To Love, Honor and Vacuum today!

At 6:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you!
melissaweimer at hotmail dot com

At 8:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like a copy, please. Thanks!

At 1:36 PM, Blogger Misti said...

What a great thing! Please email me also, thanks!

At 10:32 PM, Blogger Melanie said...

Awesome! Could you email me, too?

At 6:11 PM, Blogger Crafty P said...

Awesome- this would be perfect for our Moms group meeting this week!
Please send along a copy to me, I'd so appreciate it!


At 6:59 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Can you please send me a copy as well?


At 7:19 AM, Blogger Claudia said...

I would love a copy of this list. My e-mail is Thank you so much.

At 10:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love a copy!

At 10:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to have a copy of the chore chart. Thanks so much!

dkafeeney AT yahoo DOT com


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