A clever and fun way for kids to help around the house

martha stewart org kids dishesThe best way to teach kids about organization?  Get them in on the action with ideas like this one from Martha Stewart.   Make a separate drawer at kid-level to house their plastic dishes and cups.  Section off spaces inside the drawer using wooden or plastic boxes to keep like items together.  Then paint outlines of each type of dish and cup into the bottom of the boxes to indicate where each item should be put away.  You could also use laminated paper outlines taped into the bottom of the boxes.  Once your drawer is ready, enlist your little helpers to unload that dishwasher!

I love this idea, and now, there’s no excuse for them not to return the cups and plates to the correct compartments!  Younger kids will think of it like a puzzle or game!  If you don’t have a deep drawer, but have a low shelf with a small ledge, you can still accomplish this.  Love to hear your thoughts!

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7 Responses to A clever and fun way for kids to help around the house

  1. veronica lee says:

    What a clever and effective way of teaching kids organization skills! In time, they will learn that leaving things in disarray is unacceptable. Love the idea!
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  2. Julie D says:

    I love this idea!! My little girl is too young for this now, but I am definitely doing this when she’s older. Thanks for the info!

  3. My kids love setting the table so this is a perfect way for them to learn how to put things away as well. Thanks for posting this idea!
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  4. bogdan sebastian says:

    i like to be organize

  5. illy junus says:

    love this idea, i tried my son to help out, maybe i’ll use this method to try to teach him at early age to organize

  6. Terri says:

    and effective way of teaching kids organization skills

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