Ideas for Chores While Travelling

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  1. Danielle R.

    Danielle R. Libman Family Blogger

    Our kids do chores regularly, some for compensation and some just because they're part of the family. When we're home, it's easy to remember our normal routine and what chores need to be done. When on vacation, though, it's a whole new place and schedule, so it's easy to let everything slide! Since our family loves to travel, yet we want to keep them with responsibilities and have them help out, we've learned some great Ideas for Chores While Travelling, and I'm sharing them with you!

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    Chore Ideas
    1. Packing: let your kids help you pack up their things, if possible. This will not only help them get excited, but also teach them good ways to pack (or not to pack), folding, and more.

    2. Shopping: if you're purchasing food for your vacation, either before or while you're there, let them help you make the grocery list and complete the purchases. One bonus to this is they may be less picky with the menu if they feel they helped make it!

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    3. Vehicles: especially if you're driving, let them help clean up your vehicle before and/or after the trip. Wash the outside, windows, pick up trash inside, and get it travel ready.

    4. Cooking: along with shopping and menu planning, let them assist (when appropriate) in cooking the meals. Even whipping up some cookies together while on vacation can be a great teaching experience. Don't forget the dishes!

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    5. Make the Beds: even if you're at a hotel where the beds are made daily for you, have your kids 'help' before leaving for the day. It's a nice habit to stay in!

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    6. Put things Away: whether it's toys they played with there, or from their travel backpack, have them pick up regularly to keep things clean and organized.

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    7. Sweep and Mop: this doesn't really work for hotels, but if you're staying at a house or something similar, have them help keep the floors swept and mopped. This is one of my kids' favorite chores at home, so I like keeping them in the 'fun'!

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    8. Pet Care: you may not have pets, or they may not be travelling with you...but if they are, put your kids in charge of feeding and watering them (with supervision).

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    9. Decision Making: let them help with decisions, when appropriate. Having them take responsibility for what you're going to do next, where you're going to go eat, etc. can help them feel more involved, too!

    10. Keep Germs in Check: no matter where you travel, it really sucks to get sick along the way! Let them help wash and/or sanitize things such as toys, tables, doorknobs, plus their own little selves!

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    What are some chores YOU have your kids do while on vacation?