Get your head out of the gutter. I know what you’re thinking!
This “chore” is perfect for the 2 and up crowd. It worked for my 4 year-old really well. Do I feel bad about it?
Not one bit.
Kids like making sock puppets.
Let your kid make a sock puppet. Then tell your kid that the sock puppet hasn’t eaten in DAYS and is starving.
So when your kid runs in the kitchen to get the sock puppet something to eat- scream “STOP!! Sock puppets can’t eat food silly, they eat DUST and drink PLEDGE!”
Then grab your can of pledge and “spray” it into the sock puppet’s mouth, and tell your kid to have at it, on all your hard surfaces. Now, if you have a lot of area to cover, get your kid’s sock puppet a friend for the other hand, and repeat. Double fun= double the work YOU aren’t going to have to do!
Little work on your part, big results!