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Parent Minute

Is it possible to make chores fun?

Posted on 2/7/2016 by Greg Yoder

When my kids were pretty young, I had this thing about cleaning floors. I hated doing it. For whatever reason, this job seemed to always fall on me. So, one day, I decided to encourage my kids to clean it. I had them get on their bathing suits, we got warm, soapy water, and we dumped it out all over the floor. It was kind of like an indoor slip-n-slide. The deal was we could play for a while, but then we had to clean up the water. Chores for kids can be a drag, but, if you encourage them to make it fun, they’ll enjoy tackling the hard jobs. After all, Colossians 3:17 says, “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus” (ESV).

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. May not copy or download more than 500 consecutive verses of the ESV Bible or more than one half of any book of the ESV Bible.

Suggested Reading: Colossians 3:17
Tags: chores, work, fun

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