Preschooler Daily Routine Printable – FREE!

FREE Preschool Routine Printable

With a new baby throwing our old routines off, I knew that I would need to be intentional if I was going to make time to specifically pour into my older son.

The first thing I did was set up a preschool routine for him. Even though I hadn’t planned on doing any type of “formal” school with K until he was a little older, I realized that he did a lot better behavior-wise with the mental stimulation and one-on-one time from doing “school work.”

We’ve mostly stuck to our new school routine for about a month now and it is working great for us! We do reading every day, math on Mondays, science on Tuesdays, art on Wednesdays, Thursdays are a bonus day (we learned about Forth of July for a few weeks), and Fridays are a fun day (half the days hubby is off of work and half I try to plan something that’s just a fun activity).

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“Monday is for Math” (Image from Instagram – join us there!)

It’s worked great because the routine is simple and allows for a lot of flexibility if things need to be switched around.

After establishing our school routine, I began thinking about getting the rest of the day running a bit smoother. I knew I wanted something that could allow for a lot of flexibility (we aren’t very good with strict schedules), but also highlighted the basic things my son does every day. I wanted something that would help him to be aware of what to expect in the day and help me to be intentional with his day.

This is what I came up with!

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All the pieces have a picture (from my favorite, www.thenounproject.com) for non-readers and a check box to cross off when the activity is complete. The different activities are all cut-out and laminated separately (with old magnets cut up and glued to the back). That way, while the bare bones of our days mostly stay the same, I can rearrange and add activities (using the blank pieces) as needed.

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An unexpected benefit of this system has been for discipline in that it gives a visual reminder of privileges taken away. For example, yesterday K was eating lunch and kept getting up and down from his chair, taking forever to finish his food. Finally, I sat him in his chair and said if he got down again that we wouldn’t bake banana bread before quiet time anymore. He did get down and I moved baking banana bread off of the day’s activities. He wasn’t very happy about this, but today when I added it back to the day he remembered what happened and told me he was going to eat his lunch! 🙂

Does this look like something that would help your preschooler’s day move smoothly?

Grab it by clicking below!

Preschool Schedule Printable

6 Comments

  1. Todd on July 10, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Very good ideas. I wish I had this when my oldest daughter was younger.

  2. […] If your child needs to work on another area of being attentive, feel free to adjust this challenge to reflect that. (Side note: You can get that preschool routine printable you see on the fridge here) […]

  3. Hannah Reid on November 20, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    I apologize…I am sure I am missing something, but I cannot find where to download the file to print. I am an email subscriber. Thank you for any help.
    These look amazing! I love the pictures for non-readers.

    • Liz Millay on November 21, 2015 at 1:03 am

      You should have a link to the subscriber downloads page in one of your e-mails. If you can’t find it, send me an email at [email protected] and I’ll get it sent over to you!

      • Hannah Reid on November 22, 2015 at 11:01 pm

        Aha, I found it! Thank you so much for the kind response! I knew I was missing something super easy. 😉

        • Liz Millay on November 22, 2015 at 11:44 pm

          No problem! Glad you found it! 🙂

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