Updated: May 6, 2020
Your normal routine has probably changed, and you're possibly trying to make your days feel normal again. It's easy to fall into a rut and lose your sense of direction. It's also easy to get bored with everyday tasks that were so often placed on the back burner.
Do you ever roll your eyes at the thought of cleaning the kitchen and doing laundry?
How about your kids? How are you handling staying inside most of the day?
Last week we discussed getting creative while cooking, but this week, we're here to give you some tips on making "chores" fun!
How to "Gamify" your Chores
1. Every room is an escape room
Step 1: Select different rooms that need to be cleaned and assign them to household members
Step 2: Come up with a story on why the rooms need to be cleaned (makes things more interesting)
Step 3: Set a timer (this depends on how messy the rooms are)
Step 4: Decide on a prize for the winner and a funny "negative consequence" for whoever came in the last place.
2. Create your very own relay race
Step 1: Split the family into two groups
Step 2: Assign two areas that need to be cleaned
Step 3: Set a short-timer and see who cleans the most in a given time
Step 4: Repeat for several rounds
Step 5: Winning team gets to pick what's for dinner and the movie
3. The best one yet ... The Chore Pass
Step 1: Parents, come up with five trivia questions for your kids
Step 2: Whichever kid answers the best 3/5, wins a one-week chore pass.
Step 3: Repeat until every kid is a winner (let's keep up their morale)
Keep the mood light in your home. This time can be challenging for both parents and children, so it's important to find uplifting solutions. This can be a great way for families to bond and keep it entertaining.