Who like chores? Nobody. So why not make it a fun activity?
Here are a few suggestions:
Play "Follow the leader"
Organise a cleaning squad and give each member an apron, an old rag, a bottle of cleaning liquid. Assign a leader who will take the cleaning squad dusting, wiping, and scrubbing from room to room. Change the leader after each room.
Let your children keep the trinkets or money that they find abandoned in forgotten corners of the house. Be generous, and hide some goodies and coins and notes before the cleaning.
Jazz it up with music
Move your body, shake you’re hips, and together, sing and dance your way to a tidier house. Forget the tacky Chinese New Year songs, though, and make a song list that will appeal to the young ones.
More tips on bonding with kids during Chinese New Year on the next page.