Spring is here, which means it’s the perfect season to roll up your sleeves and start some home improvements. If you have kids, you might’ve noticed that undertaking big home projects can be challenging, especially if you have to try keeping them away from everything going on.
Instead of trying to keep them away, why not let them help? Ahead, learn a few spring home improvement projects you can do with your kids.
Cleaning isn’t a huge “home improvement” task, but some chores can pile up a too high. A few spring cleaning projects you can tackle with the kids include:
- Cleaning out a basement, attic, or garage
- Purging old toys and clothes from the house
- Washing exterior windows
- Scrubbing patio furniture
- Dusting hard-to-reach surfaces
If you’re focusing your attention on purging, put your stress to bed with a garage sale. If you provide your kids with a sense of responsibility, chances are, they’ll find that helping out is fun!
Refresh the Garden
Springtime means the gardeners come out of hibernation, and it takes a lot of work to get the garden up and running. Even if your kids don’t have gardening experience, there are plenty of things they can help with, such as:
- Pulling weeds
- Picking up sticks
- Removing rocks
- Planting seeds
- Watering plants
- Creating a compost bin
- Mowing the lawn
Your kids can still get the educational benefit of helping with a garden even if you don’t have a backyard. An indoor herb or flower garden are fun alternatives to an outdoor garden. Your kids can keep their own plants and proudly watch them grow.
Do Some Painting
Many professionals recommend painting indoors during the spring or fall. It’s not too cold or hot during these seasons, so the paint will dry well and finish nicely.
Allowing the kids to help paint a room requires patience and supervision. Still, painting helps teach children self-control while building confidence in creative skills.
Build a Doghouse
If the idea of letting your four-year-old paint the house makes you nervous, why not let them paint the dog’s house instead? After all, it’s not like old Spot has an opinion about the interior décor.
If your dog already has a house, focus your attention on restoring the doghouse. If your pup doesn’t have a tiny home of its own, building a doghouse is an easy project to start. Local hardware stores often have kits for building a doghouse yourself, which is another great opportunity to let the kids practice practical skills like measuring and using hardware tools.
Now that you know a few projects you can tackle with your kids, you can get to work together!