Your kids are old enough to stay home now during the summer but not old enough to work. So how do you keep them busy and get chores done? If you rattle off the chores you want them to finish before you leave or the night before, they will not remember more than possibly the first one. Preparing a list for kids this age is great because it teaches them to organize their time and gets those chores done. Holding them responsible for the pets and even part of the dinner will build their confidence and teach time organization too. Remember to put down specific times if that is important, so they know things need to be done in a timely manner. The list will also help them during school to write down assignments and plan their time wisely.