Worried about how to set up a kid’s schedule while they’re home during the day? Don’t worry, with a little bit of activity planning and some simple ideas, you can easily set up your homeschool routine in no time at all. If you’re looking for a short term suggestion on how to schedule the day, you’re going to get some great tips and ideas here!
Before we start…
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If you’re new to homeschooling or are just looking for a few new ways to shake things up a bit in your daily routine and schedule, this printable is for you.
I find that this activity set makes sure I stay accountable. My kids know what to expect throughout the day and I love that they can look through the activity cards to find an activity that looks interesting.
Not only is it simple to use once you print it out but there are a ton of fun options that you and your child can pick from to work on together each and every day.
Activity Planning and homeschooling
You can schedule off in hour durations and it works out really well for learning and routines but as always, you do need to figure out what type of schedule works best for you and your children.
The activities you can find here are included in my free printable page 90+ Indoor activities for kids during school closures
Some of the activity suggestions for this kids schedule are:
- Make elephant toothpaste
- Make sidewalk chalk paint
- Go on a scavenger hunt
- Make homemade spaghetti
- Make Ice Cream in a bag
- Make Oobleck
- Create a water sensory bin
- Create a salt rainbow
- Bake Cookies
- Have an indoor picnic
- Academic Time
- Make slime
- Do Light Shadows
- Do a Lava Lamp Experiment
- Create your very own scavenger hunt
And so much more! When you’re creating a kid’s schedule for activities for the week, remember to have a good balance of play and learning! That way it keeps the kids excited during the timeframes as well.
Here is an activity idea, that I forgot to include: how to create sensory bins with your child’s toys.
Why is it important to have a solid kid’s schedule?
When your children are at home for a duration of time, it’s important to have a set schedule for them to follow. This doesn’t mean that they can’t have “free time” and other things throughout the day, but this sort of structure gives them timeframes and can help ease levels of worry and stress.
The easiest thing to do to make this kid’s schedule your own is to print it off and start getting everything ready. You can even make this a family effort as well.
Once you print off the forms, let your children work on their fine motor skills and start cutting out those sheets of paper! They’ll be able to help and also have fun reading all about everything that they’re going to be doing over the next week, or longer.
Make certain that you’re talking to them and asking their thoughts and opinions as well. The more that you can engage with them and have their interests invested, the more willing they’re going to be on board with this simple kid’s schedule.
We always have a few extra “blank” pieces of paper so that we can write in some of our own wants as well. The kids like to sneak in things like “ice cream snack” or “earned screen time” and honestly, those are great to have scattered about as well.
The entire point of having this kid’s schedule is to just give you a guideline of what your children are going to be doing each and every day. You can easily alter it if you need to since you have full control over what you’re putting on the calendar.
What you can expect from this kid’s schedule printable
I’ve included everything you need! Several pages for the week, a lot of great ideas, and a lot of different time suggestions and slots so that you can vary it up. All you have to do is print, and decide how you’re going to plan it all!
Don’t forget to get your free download for this simple kid’s schedule printable!
Don’t forget to check out our other fun learning activities as well!
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- Germ Counting Mats
- Water Cycle Worksheet Learning Pack
- Alphabet Tracing Playdough Mats
- Ice Cream Alphabet Matching Fun