Bedtime routines look very similar for toddlers, preschoolers and elementary age students. I have found that children thrive on routine and by knowing what they should be doing, it calms the process. By creating a bedtime routine chart this turns the bedtime routine into a quiet game. This printable activity includes a bedtime routine for toddlers, 3 year olds, 4 year olds and 5 year olds!
Bedtime Routine Printable Sequencing Activity
After readers downloaded and used my school morning routine cards I had so many requests for a bedtime version! Well… here it is. With a similar set up to the morning routine cards, kids will be fully aware of what is expected of them each night.
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- Velcro Dots
- Laminator with laminating sheets
- Scissor to cut everything out. I use my paper trimmer. It’s a lot quicker.
How to prepare the activity
Print out your required page on card stock paper.
Cut out the daily routine picture cards, laminate them, add velcro tabs and you are ready to go.
Using the activity.
You can place this activity in your child’s bedroom or take it around with you throughout the night. Children don’t like being told what to do, but are often very excited to listen if you ask them a question.
For example, “Dee, you just finished putting on your pajamas. Do you know what you do next?” … Since your child isn’t being forced to do something and they are being asked to do it, their natural brain reaction is to come up with an answer to your question. They can use the visual clue from the bedtime routine printable activity to guide them through the night.
Your child will move each activity to the completed section when she is done.
Then, Mom moves all the cards back to the “Still need to” section when the child is asleep.
Download the printable activity here