I wrote a while back about the schedule I created for our family. While it’s been tweaked a bit as we have tested it out, it’s proven useful for getting the important things done as long as I practice using it.
I’ve also created a visual schedule for the kids so that they know what to expect during the day. I used a pocket chart from Target and printed out activity cards and time cards (free printable). I can rearrange things as needed, but they stay basically in the order shown above.
On Wednesdays, we go to BSF right after Acts of Service. So I replace all those cards with one Bible School card. On Fridays, we normally go to Co-op after snack time.
Visual Schedule for Preschoolers and Toddlers
I found the activity card ideas and images from the Classroom Center Signs section of The Daycare Resource Connection. I took the clock images from a place like Homeschool Math and just drew in the hands where I wanted them.
The times aren’t meant to be too rigid. We generally follow the schedule. The kids enjoy knowing what’s next, and boy do they call me on it if I miss something! 🙂 The times are more for my own reference. All in all, it’s proven a helpful tool at in our home!
Here are a few more resources for ideas:
- Simple Homeschool – Creating a Visual Schedule for Kids
- Keeper of the Home – How a Visual Schedule is Bringing Order to Our Home
- Homeschool Creations – Workboxes (You can use a workbox style for visual scheduling)