Use these Evening Routine Visual Schedule Cards to help your child stay on task in the evening. Includes 10 colorful and cheerful cards. Instant Download.
With three kiddos, I need a routine for everyone. If I don’t, the circus would consume the house.
Evenings can get hectic. Trying to bathe 3 kids requires, what seems like, super powers. And boy, do my super powers fail me most days.
So, I made these evening routine cards to act as my side kick. And they help so much!
My kids know to go to their activity wall after dinner to see what they need to get done.
We set them out by clipping them on a piece of twine on our activity wall. I only set out 4-5 at a time (I don’t want to overwhelm them). My kids look at the cards (my son points to each to know his order of tasks). And, off they go to do them. They come back, unclip them and stick them in the box.
It’s like having a mommy helper. Whoo hoo!
What the Evening Routine Visual Schedule Cards Help With
These evening routine cards help your child break down his routine. Sometimes, when you tell your child a set of tasks to complete, he can get overwhelmed and not even do one task. So, breaking it into steps breaks a big thing into small achievable things. So, instead of saying, “go get ready for bed,” he can look at his tasks and know each step to do to get ready for bed.
It helps him become more independent in the tasks he needs to do every night (also freeing up your time to get your evening tasks done or just kick up your tired feet).
First Time Using the Evening Routine Visual Schedule
Step One. Print the cards out.
Step Three. Cut out the cards.
Step Four. Once the cards are printed, laminated and cut. Go over each task with your child. So, he gets familiar with each card and what it represents.
Suggested Activity: To make it a habit, make a sticker chart. Cut out the doodles on the cover page. Glue to a poster board in a column on the left side. Write Monday-Friday at the top. Make a grid. Place a sticker in the box when your child completes the task. If your child does each task for 5 days, he gets a prize.
Display the Evening Routine Visual Schedule
- Add Velcro dots to put them on a poster board.
- Clip them onto a piece of twine to make a garland.
- Add magnets to put them on the fridge.
Put them in the order that best suits your family’s needs. Have a basket below the display for your child to remove each task card he completes. He will know exactly what task needs to be completed next.
We hope these cards help your family’s evening go smoothly and make evenings more enjoyable. Have a happy routine!
- Instant Download
- Simply print, laminate and cut them out
- Included: 10 – 4″ cards
- Hand Illustrated
- For Personal Use Only
- Do Not Sell or Claim as Your Own
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Please Note: since this is an instant download, there are no refunds. The Mama Workshop does not claim that these cards will create a habitual routine.