What are 5 cleaning games to play with your kids

June 19, 2019

It is awfully difficult to get the kids to clean around the house.  Kids are bombarded with stimuli from computers to video games, friends, sports, TV and more. While most youngsters are willing to do their fair share of chores, few want to clean anything in the house. However, if you make cleaning a little bit of fun, your kids will be motivated to tidy up. Incorporate these cleaning games outlined below and you will be shocked at how much better the house looks.

Dress Up

Have your kids dress up like maids and butlers. They will feel as though they are performing the duties of the character as they move about the house sweeping, dusting and scrubbing. Get in on the game yourself by dressing up with an apron, a maids cap or a butler’s bow tie. If your kids are young and imaginative enough, they will get a kick out of cleaning as a maid or butler.

Timed Cleaning

Sometimes, all kids need is a bit of a challenge to become engaged with an activity. Have your kids compete with one another to see who can clean their assigned space the quickest. You can even offer a prize to the winner. Or, provide them with “missions” that must be completed in a certain amount of time, similar to Ethan Hunt in the Mission Impossible movies. You can even play the hit movie’s theme song while they scrub away. Just be sure to arm the kids with green cleaning products for a completely safe and thorough home clean.

Play Cinderella

If you have daughters, they will love to play Cinderella with you. Take the buckets, rags and vinegar out of the water for a thorough old school clean. You can wear hankies on top of your heads and dress up like Cinderella as you scrub the home’s floors, counters, sinks etc. If your kids eventually get tired of their play roles and you are still left with a lot of space to clean, reach out to the cleaning experts at Mopfrog of Danbury. We will clean your home in an eco friendly manner with green products that keep your family safe and sound.

Film a Commercial

Some kids really love to imitate what they see on TV. Your youngsters might enjoy pretending that they are filming a cleaning commercial when they are tidying up the house. Have them recite sales pitches and phrases they’ve picked up from TV infomercials and it just might catalyze them into cleaning the home from top to bottom. 

I Spy Cleaning

Play a game of “I Spy Cleaning” in which family members take turns “spying” things that need to be cleaned or put away. Once someone can guess the object that is being hinted at, the person providing the clue will clean it. Keep the rotation going so that everyone pitches in for a comprehensive cleaning effort. You’ll find that this game really motivates the young ones to eliminate clutter and clean quite quickly so they can move onto the next round of I Spy Cleaning.

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