Think Of Tom Sawyer
Tom Sawyer came up with an ingenious way to get all the kids in the neighborhood to enjoy painting the fence in two steps. First, he showed them the appeal of the activity. Second, he promised a reward, thereafter, all he had to do was watch as the kids raced to the fence to do the work.
Here are three ways you can encourage children to clean up:
Hold a contest for the best helper.
Write the tasks down on little pieces of paper, put them in a box, and have everyone (you included!) draw lots. Give a reward to the person who does the best job. Put on your children's favorite music and have fun getting to grips with it!
Show or tell something new
All children are curious, show them how a vacuum cleaner works and ask a little helper to vacuum a small area.
Tell them that invisible dust particles contain microorganisms, and your job is to collect them on a damp rag and send them on a round trip through the plumbing.
Have a Foam Party.
Put the kids in the tub, give them sponges in their hands, pour baby shampoo on the sponges, and let kids cover everything their hands can reach with the foam. This way you can combine business with pleasure. Kids will have fun and the bath will be cleaner. Yes, everyone will get wet, and the shampoo consumption will be high, but it's worth it to show kids that cleaning is fun!