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6 great farm chores for kids

Every farm, big or small, requires a family effort to keep things running smoothly. Get your kids excited about farm life and give them a few new responsibilities by assigning them some of these chores. Not only will it take a few things off of your plate, but your kids will learn lessons that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
  • Collecting eggs

    Get your kids to help with breakfast by having them collect fresh eggs from your coop every morning. This helps children understand where their food comes from and gets them excited to come back inside and eat a healthy, protein-packed breakfast!

    Date Published: October 9, 2015
    Date Updated: October 9, 2015
  • Brushing animals

    Your children can help in the care and upkeep of your animals by brushing their mane or coat. This is less difficult or dangerous than trimming hooves or clipping nails, and allows your children to bond and grow more comfortable with the animals on your farm. Start them off small, like with a rabbit or your barn kitty, and have them work their way up to goats, horses, and cows.

    Date Published: October 9, 2015
    Date Updated: October 9, 2015
  • Tidying up the yard

    From falling leaves in autumn to twigs and branches after a windy day, your yard can get cluttered quick. Have little ones clear away sticks and rake leaves so the lawn can be mowed, and have them clear away clumps of grass when the mowing is over. This is a great way to keep kids busy outside, and will hopefully wear them out enough that they'll be ready for bedtime.

    Date Published: October 9, 2015
    Date Updated: October 9, 2015
  • Rinsing off vegetables

    Your kids can help get your produce ready to eat by rinsing off excess dirt and germs in the sink. This can be a huge help before dinner, and can teach your kids what ripe vs. unripe produce looks like. Once they master the rinsing, send them out to the garden to try picking some of their own produce!

    Date Published: October 9, 2015
    Date Updated: October 9, 2015
  • Cleaning up after dogs

    Dogs are great family pets and can be a big help when it comes to hunting or herding livestock. However, they do have a tendency to leave a mess in the yard. Teach kids the responsibility that comes with a pet by having them clean up after your pups. Older kids can do this while younger ones clean up sticks and leaves during a big yard cleaning!

    Date Published: October 9, 2015
    Date Updated: October 9, 2015
  • Feeding and watering animals

    While you're busy focusing on milking the cows and shearing the sheep, your kids can be in charge of making sure the different animals on your farm have food and water. This allows your kids to interact with a lot of different parts of your farm. Make this easier by keeping measurement cups in the feed for your different animals to make sure they aren't under- or overfed.

    Date Published: October 9, 2015
    Date Updated: October 9, 2015

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