If you are tired of repeating yourself day after day to keep your kids on track before and after school, this might be just what you need. Promote independence and personal responsibility in your school kids by giving them the tools they need to succeed without your hovering. Giving you more time to drink your coffee and maybe even eat some breakfast before work.
By sliding the clip from the first box to DONE my boys are able to keep track of their morning (RISE) tasks and responsibilities as they finish them before school. Then in the afternoon (SHINE), flip the chart over and the clip is in the ready position to make it through their afternoon routine, moving the clips to DONE in the afternoon will set them up for the morning again. So simple! Well if they do their jobs that is.
How to make your own Daily Routine Chart:
- Download this Rise & Shine Daily Routine Chart for kids, or fill in your own with this blank version.
- Print one set on card stock, for each child. (Boarder-less printing is best for this project.)
- Laminate back to back. You can also use store bought clear contact paper, just put another sheet or two of paper in the middle to stiffing your final product.
- Once laminated, use a box knife and ruler to cut through all the layers about 2 inches in each row (as shown).
- I used cute square shaped paper clips from Target as our slides. You could use regular paper clips too, just make your cuts higher in each row.
- Write in your own items in the empty spaces if needed using a permanent marker.
Other ways to re-create this project, to save your sanity and keep the peace:
- Use chart sheets in a clear protective sleeve and mark with a dry erase marker.
- Laminate double sided but attach to a clipboard with a dry erase marker on a string. Glue a pom-pom to end of marker for easy erasing.
- Use charts with magnets on the refrigerator or metal tray.
- Hang a hook near bedroom door and punch single hole in routine chart. Now she’s all ready to start the day. Hang hook near backpack station so she’s all ready to start the afternoon.
- Reward clip slides after x-number are accumulated.
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P.S. If you liked this post, you might enjoy this Periscope chat I recently did about Kids and Chores.