Mornings can be C.R.A.Z.Y.! I’ve seen it all, from refusals to brush teeth to heading out the door (10 minutes late) with sobbing kids in tow. This free printable visual schedule for home is a lifesaver! There are so many benefits of a visual schedule for kids! The free printable kids morning routine chart supports a morning routine and after school routine that will help everyone’s day be more manageable. My favorite part is that it sets the tone, creates consistency, and empowers them to be responsible!

– Life Over C's visual schedule for kids free printable

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Materials Needed for the Visual Schedule for Kids

  • Paper
  • Laminating Supplies
  • Paper Cutter
  • Velcro dots

Benefits of a Visual Schedule for Kids:

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 minds to! 

One of the benefits of a morning routine checklist for kids is that it helps create independent kids, who will then become successful adults! 

Have You Used Visual Schedules with Your Kids?

You will be amazed at the transformation that can occur after implementing this simple visual support. Your kids will want to take care of each and every step because they will be gratified each and every time they get to move a picture onto the “finished” grid!

– Life Over C's My morning routine visual schedule for kids to help plan mornings and afternoons.

This colorful and fun free printable visual schedule for home 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!

– Life Over C's Free printable visual schedule for mornings and after school. Visual schedule to help kids with daily transitions and tasks

The kids after school routine chart has slots for hanging up their backpacks, snack time, homework, free play time, and chores. It really helps keep us on track when the kids come home. Instead of having them walk in the door to complete chaos.

After we eat supper, and the kids are ready for bed, they can use the printable visual schedule for their bedtime routine like brushing their teeth or reading a book by swapping out the routine cards to create a custom checklist for kids to use.

Our free printable morning routine chart for kids has spaces on the chart for your child’s morning routine, including getting dressed, brushing their hair, making their bed, eating breakfast, and preparing lunch. This sequence of events will help your kids stay on track with their morning tasks.

Our kids feel more secure when they have a steady routine in place. Secure kids are better equipped to handle changes, setbacks, and emotions. This enables the kids to focus on school work and have a better school day, which can then take some pressure off their dedicated teachers!

There are so many wonderful benefits to using a morning routine visual schedule for kids!

  • Help kids keep a regular schedule
  • Create a daily routine
  • Help kids feel confident in their daily tasks
  • Make it easier for kids to remember their daily responsibilities

What Can Preschoolers Learn From A Visual Schedule?

developing a daily routine


  • Packing their lunch
  • Brushing their teeth
  • Getting dressed
  • Completing homework
  • Doing their daily chores

Why Is It Important For Kids To Have A Daily Routine?

Daily morning and after-school routines for kids help develop various skills that can set your kids up for success!

Create a Regular Schedule

Your kids will develop a regular schedule, making it easier for them to wake up on time, have the energy they need to complete their daily tasks and go to bed on time.

Create Consistency

Completing kids’ morning routine pictures and after school makes it easier to create a steady daily workflow for your kids.

Improve Hygiene

Completing basic self-care tasks such as brushing your teeth or getting dressed on time are easy with a schedule.

Improve Time Management

Your kids will learn to better manage their time as they complete the visual schedule daily.

– Life Over C's This free printable visual schedule for kids will help you have amazing mornings with your kids.

How To Use This Morning Visual Schedule

using pictures to help complete a daily routine

All you need to do is print the free visual schedule and corresponding pictures out.

Cut out the task pictures and place them in the “To Do” section of the morning and afternoon routine sheets.

Your kid will then move one of the task pictures into the “Finished” section of the routine sheets when they have completed a task.

Extend the Resource:

Routine Matching

Mix up the task cards and have your kids match each task up with either the morning or afternoon task sheet based on when they should be completing them.

Make Your Own Tasks

A daily task or chore not included in the printable task pictures? Want to make a school checklist? Create your own!

Add Times

Do you want your kid to complete tasks at or by a certain time? Write in the times on the task cards!

Implement Rewards

The after-school routine for kids printable can also be a motivator for more difficult tasks that you’d like to encourage. Write rewards for completing the task, such as additional free time or treats, on the back of the cards!

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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    1. Not currently, but it’s on my long to-do list. Can you let me know some things that you would like to see on that schedule?

  1. Great resources,

    This is going to be super useful when teaching time and daily routines the kids are going to love them!

    Thank you very much it is greatly appreciated.