This post is sponsored by General Mills, but all opinions are my own.
We are almost through January, wow! It has been flying by. We are still trying to get back into the swing of school, activities, etc but it has gotten so much easier. Since school has began, we will be putting our free printable visual schedule for kids into use.
As a parent, one of our jobs is to help our kids become responsible adults. My goal is to raise kids who feel they can achieve whatever they put their mind to do!
Our family has found that one of the benefits of using visual schedule printables for their daily routines helps create independent kids, who will then become successful adults!
One of the components of our free printable visual schedule for home is the slot for snack time. For that one, the kids have several products from General Mills to choose from, like Totino’s Pizza Rolls and GoGurt pouches, which we purchase from our local Walmart.
If you are not familiar with the Box Tops for Education program, it is a great way to help earn money for your kid’s school. In the past, you would cut the Box Tops symbol from the package of an eligible item and save them. We decorated a shoe box and used it to put our Box Tops in. Once we had a full box of Box Tops, we turned them into the school.
Now that Box Tops has gone digital, it has made it an easy way to earn! All you need to do is download the app for Android or iPhone , scan your receipt, and earn money for your schools! To include the kids in the fun, they will help scan the receipts for us!
This colorful and fun visual schedule for kids is easy to use and offers the kids a steady routine. This also makes for a more stress free home environment for mom, dad and the kids!
Our printable picture schedule has spaces on the chart for your child’s morning routine visual schedule, including getting dressed, brushing their hair, making their bed, eating breakfast, and preparing lunch. Seeing these sequence of events will help your kids stay on track with their morning tasks.
For the kids’ afternoon routines, we have slots to use for hanging up their backpack, snack time, homework, free play time and chores. After we eat supper, and the kids are ready for bed, they can use the schedule for their bedtime routine like brushing their teeth or reading a book.
When I need to buy groceries, school supplies, holiday gifts and more, I do a lot of my shopping at Walmart. I love their selection, quality and great prices, don’t you?
I think it is great that General Mills offers this opportunity to earn the Double Box Tops*! Especially when I’m already stocking up for back to school after winter break! I love that I can buy the participating General Mills products my family enjoys and help our schools at the same time.
When you scan your Walmart receipt, your Box Tops for Education earnings will be credited to the account of the enrolled school you chose when you registered. Twice a year, the school will receive a check and purchase whatever they need for their school!
Have you used schedule cards or a picture schedule with your kids?
For our kids, they feel more secure when they have a steady routine in place. Secure kids better equipped to handle changes and their emotions better. This in turn enables the kids to have a better school day, which can then take some pressure off their dedicated teachers!
If you would like to use the free printable visual schedule for kids, it’s easy! Just print out the schedule below and choose the visual schedule cards on the third page you want to use. By using clear Velcro dots, you will place a picture in the “to do” section of the schedule. Then you will use a second Velcro dot in the “finished” section.
As your kids finish their tasks, words of encouragement, like “Great Work”, ‘You’re a Rock Star” and “Fantastic” are revealed. This visual schedule is also a wonderful tool to use with special needs kids (like my youngest who has Rett Syndrome), children with autism and individuals with autism.
If you have a non-verbal child in your life, the printable visual schedule pictures
Because kids function better when they are on a consistent routine, parents and care givers will see the schedule help kids who have difficulty coping in reducing anxiety and behavioral problems in their kids.
Are you a Walmart shopper? The next time you are there, be sure to purchase Box Tops for Education eligible General Mills products at Walmart and scan your receipt, using the app to earn BTFE for your school.