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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.
Download the Free Visual Schedule Cards Here
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)
This Post Has 6 Comments
Shonda31 Jan 2012
Hi Tauna! I love your idea of a schedule. I think that since I’ve had so much trouble with my 3 year old and I think a visual schedule is a great solution for both of us. Thanks for the printables too!
Proverbial Homemaker3 Feb 2012
You’re very welcome Shonda! Glad you can find them useful!
Lucasmamm0724 Feb 2012
Tauna I am so excited to find your blog. I am a 23 year old wife of almost 5 years amd have a 9 month old darling daughter. We also attend BSF its my first year and I just love it!
laura deppe30 Dec 2012
Hello, I am a preschool teacher and am making a visual schedule for my room. I can’t find the mini clocks anywhere to add to it..can you help me find them??? thanks
Proverbial Homemaker30 Dec 2012
Sure! Google “telling time blank clocks” and see what you find. I can’t remember where exactly I got the clocks I used, but it was something like the worksheet with multiple blank clocks found here. http://www.math-aids.com/Time/
kewkew31 Jul 2014
I love your schedule, what a great idea to have it visible for the kids to see. I am going to see what I can come up with as I have no where to get a pocket chart around here. I love the look of that though.
Thanks for sharing with Throwback Thursday Blog-Style. I can’t wait to see what you share this week.