The Secret to Spring Cleaning … for Kids!

March 10, 2015 – Spring is the perfect time to ditch the unnecessary clutter in our lives and start fresh for the fun-filled summer months ahead. But mention the word “cleaning” and your kids will be running the other way. Every parent asks the same question – “How can I get my kids involved in the household chores?” Try these games with your little ones for some added motivation!

Keep, Donate or Toss

iStock_000021733991_LargeIf you’re trying to sort through a cluttered room, try playing 30-minutes of “Keep, Donate or Toss.” Set up boxes or bins labeled “Keep,” “Donate” and “Toss.” Then assign each player a designated clean-up area of a relatively similar size. Set the timer and begin the countdown! Whoever finishes sorting through their area first gets to sit out the next round or gets a small, but worthy, prize. Note: Inaccurate sorting will not be allowed (wink).

The Color or Alphabet Game

Once you’re done sorting through items, it’s time to organize the ones you’re going to keep. Categorizing by color or alphabet is an easy way to get the focus off of the chore at hand. Have your kids choose a color that they’re in charge of, and then have them pick them out from the scene (toy room, pile of clothes, closet, shoes, pantry, etc.). Ask them to collaboratively bring together the colors of the rainbow or alphabet in an organized fashion and voila! This creative organization game doubles as a brain exercise.

Do you have a secret to getting your kids to help with spring cleaning? Tell us in the comments!

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8 thoughts on “The Secret to Spring Cleaning … for Kids!

  1. Lori Pouncey

    Thanks for the tips. I haven’t ever thought of the color idea. Definitely going to try it out with the 3 year old ☺

  2. Maria Kilgore

    I recently got some of the gluten free blueberry frozen pancakes and my husband loved them he is on a gluten free diet. I went back a few days later and they were out. I shop at the gadsden.al store. Is there anyway they can get some more and keep them in stock? My husband has lost a lot of weight and if he could eat those on a regular basis he might gain some weight back. He ate 5 two times in one day. Maria Kilgore

    1. ALDI USA Post author

      Hi Maria, the inventory in our stores can vary by location and our Special Buy items are only available for a limited time. For help locating a product in your area, please contact Customer Service at http://bit.ly/aldicustserv. Thanks for being an ALDI fan!

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