When I became a parent, I knew in the back of my mind that I should be giving my children chores. My children are 5 years apart, and while I knew this piece of wisdom, it didn't occur to me to institute it until my youngest was old enough to participate, and even then I was late. I should have given my children (even my itty bitty 2 year old!) a little more faith in their abilities. I was given a list at a Parent Enrichment program at my children's school a couple of years back and I found a similar one from Modestmom.com
I hope you find it useful!
Age Appropriate Chores for Children
Adapted from ModestMom.com
Wipe down front of over, fridge, or doors with wet wash cloth Throw away diapers in trash can Put away clean silverware Sweep kitchen floor with small broom Light cleaning of bathroom (wipe down sink, toilet, mirror, and sweep floor) Wash light loads of dishes Bring trash to curb on trash day