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15-Minute Holiday Chores for Kids

Got kids? Pass along these to-dos, with a few bucks—or a promise not to nag about holiday-break homework until December 28.

By Valerie Rains
Woman holding Christmas treeDan Winters

Updating contacts: Tech-obsessed tweens won’t mind typing addresses from incoming cards into a document or your phone.

Addressing cards: This may be the only time all year when your text-happy kids have a reason to utilize their penmanship skills.

Ironing holiday linens: Older kids can handle this pressing matter, especially since there are no tricky collars or angled seams to work around.

Salting the sidewalks: It’s like asking kids to spill and make a mess. Large red Solo cups work as scoops, so they don’t have to lug the heavy container.

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