There are loads of things that they can do help you in the garden from planting through to mowing the lawn. Some kids have a genuine interest in how things grow. Others just like to get messy in the soil or like to use the lawnmower.
They can also help out with a lot of the garden maintenance and summer is the best time to do that. After a long hard winter, most garden fences are in desperate need of some attention. Painting the fence is a long and laborious process but it turns into great fun if you get a paint sprayer. To find yourself the best model, check out the reviews on www.toolnerds.com/. There’s loads of information on the best models from the best brands on the market. You can read the detailed insight into how useful the tools are and what they are capable of. You can use the honest and well-written reviews to make a sensible choice. You could even get your kids to help with the decision.
Once you have your paint sprayer you can leave older teens to get on with it themselves but younger kids will need your close supervision to make sure that they are safe. They will get a lot of satisfaction from doing a good job and it is something that they can be proud of.
A bread maker for the kitchenMost families eat bread. Some families eat a lot of it! Older kids and teens can devour huge quantities of bread so you are probably continually stocking up from the local store. So, why not get the kids to make their own?
If you invest one of the new bread machines you could find that your kids suddenly become very interested in what is going on in the kitchen. Bread machines can make all sorts of bread using a variety of recipes and the freshly bakes product smell amazing. Kids can look up the recipes that they like the look on sites like https://uk.pinterest.com/explore/easy-bread-recipes/ and do some experimenting. Many bread machines will make scones and bakes as well.
A top tip for busy parents is to get your kids to batch cook loaves of bread. They get a full afternoon of playing around with the new bread maker and you get a freezer full of healthy and nutritious loaves that will last you for the next two weeks. Everyone will be happy and you could save a fortune.
A pressure washer for the yardThere is something mesmerizing about using a pressure washer and it can be a little addictive. Once you have got them set up, older teens will be able to use them as long as you have given them some safety instructions and you supervise from a distance.
They are great for removing debris and mold from the concrete in the back yard and making it look like new. They are also great at cleaning up fences before they are painted and garden furniture before you give them a new coat of varnish. Using one is very satisfying because they make such a difference to the yard or to the fence and they make a cool noise when you are using them which will appeal to big kids!
You will not have to spend hours persuading them to wash the family car if you have a pressure washer because they will jump at the chance to help you out. Just check that the settings are correct so no damage is caused to the paintwork. Pressure washers make a fantastic job of cleaning up alloy wheels. They may even offer to wash your neighbors’ cars and could earn themselves some decent money.
The key to keeping kids engaged in chores is preventing them from getting bored. Swap the chores around so that they are making bread one week and paint-spraying in the yard the next week. Give them plenty of praise and tell them what a good job they have done. Then they will be keen to keep helping you out for many years to come.