Rhythm : Daily Chores for Children

Daily Chores for Children - Making the Bed
Daily Chores for Children - Feeding the Animals
Daily Chores for Children - Feeding the Animals
Birds eating from a feeder
Daily Chores for Children - Folding Clothes
Daily Chores for Children - Setting the Table

The Classical Sanskrit noun dharma is a derivation from the root dhṛ, which has a meaning of “to hold, maintain, keep”


Karl Friedrich Geldner in his translation of the Rig-veda employs 20 different translations for dharma, including meanings such as ‘law’, ‘order’, ‘duty’, ‘custom’, ‘quality’, ‘model’, among others.

In our home our dharma is performing our chores joyfully, consciously and dutifully. Some of us more regularly than others… depending on age and temperament.

  • Making beds
  • Feeding the animals and giving them water
  • Putting clean clothes away
  • Setting the table

Meagan Wilson is a parent educator and author of the now-retired seasonal series of Whole Family Rhythms. After finishing a BA, she went on to complete her Foundations in Steiner Education and Anthroposophy at Sydney Steiner College, as well as her Waldorf Early Childhood Certification at the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Toronto. She has received her certification as a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach and has supported hundreds of parents to create a strong family rhythm unique to their own values and culture. She has four young children. Meagan provides resources, support and information to parents who are looking for a bridge to cross between their unique family life and their children’s (often but not always) Waldorf schools.


  1. Maxabella on October 23, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Ah, so nice. You even make boring old chores look appealing, Meagan!! x

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