Do you want children to help with the chores around the house? Use all-natural ingredients to make a DIY cleaning kit for kids!
This all-natural cleaning kit for kids can inspire children to make helping with chores around the house a way of life.
When we give children their own cleaning supplies and expect them to help around the house from a young age it can become a lifelong habit.
Related: How to Raise a Helper
How to Make a Natural Cleaning Kit for Kids
This cleaning kit is a great way to encourage children to participate in the chores that are a part of your household rhythms. It can also help keep children safe from toxic chemicals in the home.
Make a homemade cleaning kit for kids with any of the cleaning products and cleaning solutions made with all-natural ingredients listed below.
Children’s Cleaning Kit Supplies
- How to Make Natural Cleaning Products
- Glass & mirror cleaner (also works as an all-purpose cleaner)
- DIY Natural Wood cleaner
- Wood dusting cloth or Supercloth chemical-free dusting cloth
- Washcloths for all-purpose cleaning
- Norwex Enviro cloth and/or Norwex dusting mitt and/or microfiber cleaning cloth
- Window cleaning cloth, Supercloth, or Norwex window cloth
- Stainless steel cleaning cloth
- Small dustpan with hand-broom or mini brush and dustpan set
- Cleaning caddie for natural cleaning products
Note: Children should always be supervised around even natural cleaning solutions. It is also best to keep this cleaning kit out of reach to avoid accidental ingestion.
What Happens When Children Have their own Homemade Cleaning Supplies?
When were about to do a project on our outdoor art table, I told my daughter that I needed to grab something and would be right back.
As I walked back outside with my cleaning supplies, I was shocked to find her already busy cleaning the outdoor art table!
Good Habits Start at Home
Before we use our outdoor art table, I always clean it. Because my daughter sees me do this before we use it, every single time we use it, she grabbed her cleaning kit for kids.
I’m glad that I did not tell her where I was going. Otherwise, I may have missed this small miracle!
I was shocked and proud even though I knew this behavior was not unusual at all. She was just doing what she sees mommy do, just like any other kid.
Did I teach her how to clean?
Nope. She learned by watching the patterns of the adults around her.
Did she clean the table perfectly?
Nope. Not even close.
Did I discourage her, or tell her that she did it wrong?
Absolutely not! I praised her efforts and helped her finish cleaning the outdoor table.
Before I knew it, the praise I gave her earned me an eager helper.
Once I began to set up the art project, she grabbed her natural window cleaner and got to work on the dirty windows on the french doors behind us. True story.
Afterward, she proceeded to go all around the house cleaning windows and mirrors. So much for our art project!
She absolutely loved washing the windows. She loved it so much, she would not stop until she emptied the bottle of glass cleaner in her cleaning kit.
Make an all-natural cleaning kit for your kids, I promise that you won’t regret it… I sure don’t!
Related Article: 15 Ways to Raise a Helper
Kids Cleaning Kit
Young children love to feel useful and want to help around the house. Allowing them to help, even when it makes it harder for us, encourages this aspect of their nature.
This all-natural chemical-free kids cleaning kit is a great resource to provide for children to become the helpers that they were born to be.
When we invite and allow children to help us around the house from a young age, it can become a lifelong habit.
Give your little helper a cleaning kit today!
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