Preschoolers can easily help put away utensils and dishes from the dishwasher (make sure to remove any knives beforehand)!
Tray for sorting
1) First, have your child practice sorting the silverware. Dump out the tray and show them where the different utensils are stored.
2) Sort the utensils.
After practicing a few times, allow your child to empty the dishwasher utensil basket! They can also learn to stack dishes and put cups away if you have the items stored in an easily accessible place.
Check out this preschool-friendly kitchen, and Barbara Curtis’s advice to one mom about young children unloading the dishwasher!