Chores Around the House

Contributor: Meghan Vestal. Lesson ID: 12026

Do you eat raw food off the floor, wear rags, and stick to the dog when you pet him? Of course not! That's because someone does their chores! What are chores? It's your job to find out in this study!


Practical Life Skills

Life Skills
learning style
Kinesthetic, Visual
personality style
Lion, Beaver
Grade Level
PreK/K, Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!


What is the purpose of performing a chore? Do you think doing chores can be fun?

A chore is a household job that you do on a regular basis.

Typically, you don't get paid for doing chores; they are tasks that need to be done to keep your home neat and clean. Each person in a family is responsible for doing certain chores, like taking out the garbage and washing the dishes.

  • What chores do you perform each week? Tell your teacher or parent.

You may be responsible for making your bed, putting your toys away, or drying the dishes. Whatever chores you do around your home, they are important because they help keep your home clean, and a clean home is a safe home.

Now, have your teacher or parent help you draw the following chart on a separate sheet of paper:













Each member of your family is probably responsible for completing different tasks around your home. Some family members may have a lot of chores, while other family members may only have a few chores.

  • Why do you think it is important to perform chores? Tell your teacher or parent.

Chores are important because they keep your home tidy, clean, and safe. Keeping your home clean and neat helps protect your personal belongings so they stay nice and do not get broken. For example, if someone in your family did not do laundry after you played outside on a muddy day, your clothes would be stained and you wouldn't want to wear them anymore.

Discuss each of the following possible events with your teacher or parent.

  • What would happen if someone did not complete the following chores on a regular basis?
  • What would happen if the grass were never mowed?
  • What would happen if the dishes were never washed?
  • What would happen if you never cleaned your room?

Some of these chores may seem annoying because they take time away from doing things that are fun, but after discussing what may happen if chores don't get done, you probably know that chores are an important part of a clean and safe life.

  • What is your favorite chore?
  • What is your least favorite chore?

When you are finished sharing your responses with your teacher or parent, move on to the Got It? section to examine some different chores people do around the house.

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