My 4yo cleans her own room, puts dirty laundry in the hamper, folds and puts away clean clothes, puts dirty dishes in the sink, unloads the dishwasher, wipes down counters after eating/making her lunch (yes, she makes her own lunch most days), sweeps (or tries to--she's not very good at it yet but she tries) and anything else that has to do with cleaning up after herself.
My 10yo does everything the 4yo plus washes and dries her own laundry and is learning to clean the kids' bathroom. My 8 and 7 year olds have the same chores as the 10yo. The older 3 also take the trash out to the curb and all 4 help bring in groceries and help with the baby. They also help with yard work in the summer and helped shovel snow in the winter.
at 12:11 AM on Aug. 24, 2010