i should be mopping the floor: Friday's Freebie: Children's Visual Schedules {For the Morning}

Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday's Freebie: Children's Visual Schedules {For the Morning}

Available in both boys' and girls' schedules, with several hair/skin tones to choose from.

If you're fans of my Facebook page, I really appreciate all of the insight and ideas for this new virtual schedule that so many of you helped me with last week. And let me start by saying, now that we're done with the first week of school {almost}, this schedule has {in every sense of the word} revolutionized the morning routine in our home. Revolutionized. Big time.

Mornings are a breeze thanks to this tool:
Both of my boys use them. When their alarms go off, they hop up and get to it. I can still be drying my hair while they are already up and at 'em and getting dressed. They love the responsibility and freedom this gives them.

{We do have some incentive attached to this...if we have smooth mornings for the first six weeks of school...and this means every single morning...we get cool new alarm clocks. They're both wanting the Lego ones.}

But truly, they don't even mention the Lego alarms too much...they really want to do these things and get ready for school on their own.

I uploaded mine to my local Kinko's/FedEx for printing {you can learn how I do that here}. I also had both of ours laminated. My kids carry them around with them in the mornings {from their rooms, to the bathrooms and then to the kitchen for breakfast}, so laminating has worked out so well for us. However this is designed for an 8x10 frame, too, and could be displayed anywhere in their room for them to see. It works best for us that it's right by their alarm clocks.


The only thing I do is lay out their clothes the night before {we already did this anyway}. They can get to the bathroom, brush, etc. all on their own {we're still sporting summer buzz cuts, so hair isn't an issue quite yet}. I don't come into this process until #6 when we all meet up in the kitchen for breakfast.

PLEASE NOTE: My lists are designed for {roughly} ages four and up. There are too many tasks on it for kids younger than that. But, my almost-eight-year-old loves it, too. The visual images are helpful for my kindergartner who isn't a full-fledged reader quite yet. 

As always, I really do appreciate a blog follow before downloading any of my printables {it's a super sweet thing to do, eh?}. To download the printable that's right for your child, simply click on the image below: 


     

     


      

20 comments:

  1. these are so cute! I could definitely use them, only my kids do prayers at school! maybe I could put something over that box? not sure!

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  2. thanks! I was going to make my own, but downloading this one would be so much easier (and cuter than mine:)) we don't start til tuesday.

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  3. So cute! I think I will need to print one for my new daughter, she just started school and is not a morning person, like her Mom! Lol!

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  4. Kristi! I love this! I actually made a hand drawn schedule for Colton (my 5 year old) last year and he laughed at my pictures :) I think he will love this and I'm hoping it will make our mornings less stressful too! You are so creative!

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  5. Cute Printable! However, the blonde haired boy one would not download for me. The others I needed worked great. Any suggestions?
    Thanks!

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    1. Kari-- Thank you so much for letting me know! Somehow the link was broken on the blond boy's printable. I have gone in and fixed it now. I appreciate the heads up! Have a great weekend!

      {HUGS},
      kristi

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  6. Hi Kristi! I am proud to say I am your 99th Linky Follower! Thank you so much for this awesome printable. Your work is so amazing! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend too! xoxo Malia

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  7. This is so great! My daughter is still too young for it, but I am pinning it for a few years from now. So cute. I found you at the Just Something I Whipped Up party.

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  8. Great printables Kristi! We had something similar to this stuck to our fridge for the kids to follow each morning. It's disappeared somewhere now (?) but fortunately it lasted long enough to get them in the routine!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  9. This is a great idea, Kristi! My 1st grader is always complaining that he doesn't have time to play in the morning but it usually comes down to the fact that he dilly-dallies between the things he needs to do before he gets on the bus. Maybe a visual reminder like this would help.

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  10. What a great print out for kids! I have three boys and this will really come in handy in my house! Thanks! Your new follower from threekendrickblessings.blogspot.com

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  11. Kristi, I LOVE these! They are so adorable!!! I wish my little guy was ready for this because this is totally his thing! TFS

    Anna

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  12. I love it! Thank you so much for posting on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll be back this week to link up some more great ideas! Have a great rest of the week!
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

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    1. You are a featured favorite this week on Saturday Show & Tell at Cheerios and Lattes! Thanks again for sharing! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week! :)
      Mackenzie

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  14. These are so great I can't wait for you to come link them up today at Miss Information!

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  15. As a behavioral therapist for autistic children and a mother myself I know how helpful charts like this can be. Thanks for making it so easy for people help their children succeed and become more independent! I found your blog through ginger snap crafts and I love your furniture ideas as well!

    Julie @ www.manymanyhats.blogspot.com

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  16. Thank you so very much for making these in all colors. It is nice to have something that looks like you no matter what beautiful skin tone you have. These are perfect for my 5yo who can't keep up with what she"s doing in the am. Thanks again!

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  17. This is just what I've been looking for. My four year old son will love it. He just reminded me that he needed his chart to get ready in the mornings.

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