Create A Visual Daily Schedule For Kids At Home
Do you like the types of schedules your child’s teacher uses in the classroom? Every teacher from preschool through at least 5th grade, puts a schedule on their board.
Bernadette and I have been friends since BK (Before Kids). She’s an awesome teacher and mom of three children. I love how she has incorporated some of her teaching techniques into her home. We’ve talked about sharing this f.o.r.e.v.e.r. and guess what – it’s here! Link to printable at the bottom.
Don’t you love the movable schedule pictures and the pocket chart? Me too!
Sometimes you can get a mini pocket chart at Target when they have their back-to-school supplies. Other places to look, click here and here.
Bernadette creates this great visual schedule to let her kids know what the plans are for the day. Here is how…
First, she keeps the main cards to suggest a framework for the day:
Second, she works with her child to set the schedule for the rest of the day.
|Morning Activities on left – Afternoon Activities on right|
Third and finally, they read it together and read it again!
Then throughout the day they visit the visual schedule and figure out what’s happening next.
Bernadette says it’s been a lifesaver!
Find out more reasons on why you should create a daily schedule for your kids.
Tips for Creating A Picture Schedule
1. Put magnets on the back of your picture schedule cards and stick them on the fridge or a cookie sheet.
2. Put the cards in a pocket chart. Pocket charts (similar to the one above – maybe a little smaller) are sometimes available in the dollar section at Target in the summer or fall.
3. Interested in a timer? The Time Timer is a secret-to-success tool used by teachers and parents everywhere. Mine sits next to the laptop for computer time. It’s silent and visual. The kids can see their times slipping away. When times up, there’s a quiet little beep. Perfect!
Click here >>> Picture Schedule Cards to download and print your own set.
Thank you so much Bernadette!
What People Are Saying
This is so great! I can’t wait to use this at my house!
Just printed these out – great selection. Thanks!
JDaniel4's Mom says
Bernadette has such wonderful ideas!
Thanks for the great idea. My children are much younger than 2nd graders and aren’t reading yet so I printed out clipart pictures to show them their “schedule.” 🙂
That’s just great! Having some sort of schedule will help you a lot. Whether it’s pictures or words, whatever works for your family is best!
bridget mccain says
Thank you so much for these. I have been looking for something this all day. I’m so glad I found this!