Game of chores

Doing chores can be a game! Listen to this poem about having fun helping at home.


Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the poem and do the activities.


Game of chores

At home we always play a game

When it’s time to tidy up

We score some points for household chores

And win the housework cup!


Dust the shelves to get one point

One more to sweep the floor

And if you vacuum all the rugs

Then you’ll get two points more.


In the bathroom, one point each

To clean the shower and sink

The toilet is the one we hate

So that’s five points, I think!


We lay the table for one point

And cook some food for two

And if you do the washing-up

Here’s three more points for you.


Some extra chores can win two points

Like if you clean Mum’s car

And also if you walk the dog

And take it very far.


So that’s my game, now ask yourself

(If you want to play)

How many points could you score

If you tidied up today?


Gillian Craig


Do you like this poem? Do you do chores at home? Which chores do you like? Which do you hate? Tell us about it!

Average: 3.8 (17 votes)

Submitted by GarnetPixieKiwi on Sat, 08/01/2022 - 11:24

That was fun! now I can do chores that are fun :)

Submitted by WowGoodbyeSpell on Mon, 08/02/2021 - 02:49

We can have money when we do the housework ! Cool !

Submitted by AgentMantisCactus on Mon, 29/06/2020 - 22:10

this is coooooooooooool a love dis

Submitted by GoldPlayer300 on Wed, 22/05/2019 - 14:02

I like to cook and I hate cleaning the toilet. Thank you

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