Let me tell you about this After School Routine Clock! Some people are the ‘fly by the seat of their pants’ kind of people. I am definitely NOT one of those people! If I don’t have a plan in place, or I fall out of routine, it spells trouble for me (and usually everyone around me!). Thankfully our kiddos love to have a schedule in place too.
After school can seem like a whirlwind at times! 4:00pm rolls around and kids come pouring through the door with more energy and excitement than I can ever remember having! But before you know it, it’s bedtime and no one has been bathed and their homework is still sitting in their backpacks.
This can make bedtime a rushed and stressful time, which isn’t fun for anyone.
So I decided to put together an easy color coded After School Routine Clock to help guide the time we have from after school until bedtime. With this routine clock, we find that everything gets complete and the evening runs smoothly.
Give some thought into what you would like your evening to include:
- family time
- extra curricular activities
- reading/bedtime stories
Decide how much time you need for each activity. Then you can start coloring the inside of your clock. I used a black Sharpie to draw distinct bold lines between the event times. Then I used brightly colored markers to color everything in and make it look cheery.
Because it is color coded, your little ones will have an easy time knowing what they need to get done, and when it is time to switch activities!
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This post was contributed to Mommy Moment by Heidi.