Most grownups hate dusting. And rightly. But children are a different story – especially if you turn plain old “dusting” into… The Dusting Awards. It’s best done the day after a tidy up (The Tidying Awards, anyone?), so that everything is already where it should be. Here’s how to play.
- Announce that it’s time for The Dusting Awards and that there will be prizes for the winners.
- Assign each child a room (rooms without Ming vases or Fabergé eggs are best).
- Arm them with cleaning cloth. A small spray bottle full of water can help, too.
- Break things down into small, manageable tasks, e.g. first dust your shelves.
- Give them a time limit for the task in hand (search YouTube for “fun timers”).
- Once all the tasks are done, inspect the work and give out treats (wholesome ones, obviously).
Download our Dusting Awards sheet here.
And here’s a general chores chart, which is also handy.
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