Materials: paper, markers/crayons

  • Talk to your child about things he or she does to help around at home. Does he or she put away toys? Take care of a pet? Clear plates from the table after eating? There are so many ways children can help at home!
  • After talking with your child about helping at home, give him or her a piece of paper and markers or crayons. Tell your child to draw a picture of what he or she does to help at home. Then ask your child about his or her drawing. You can even write down what he or she says.
  • Ask your child how helping at home makes him or her feel. Does it make him or her feel proud? Does it make him or her feel like a big kid? Be sure to congratulate and thank your child for being such a huge help!