Sunday, March 15, 2020

Daily Homeschool Schedule for Kids

When you have a plan, life just seems less stressful. 

I've got a simple daily and weekly plan filled with routines and activities to help you have creative and educational fun with your kids while you're stuck at home!






What's included in the plan?

  • Daily Schedule
  • Weekly Schedule
  • Blank Schedule Templates
  • Family Connecting Ideas
  • Easy Math Checklist for Big Kids
  • Independent Reading Ideas
  • Simple STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Activities
  • Creative Activities
  • Sensory Play Activities
  • Movement Activities
  • Chores for Kids Template
  • Family Meal Plan Template
  • Sit Beside Me Activities (coming soon)

What ages is this for?

This plan was created for a family with varied ages of kids (ages 4-12) but can be used with families of all sizes and styles. The activities included in this plan are great for kids ages 2+.

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Related: Read some tips about teaching kids to play Independently HERE.




Why should you use a schedule?

Having a plan helps keep everyone feeling a little bit less anxious with long pockets of empty time during the day. When you have a schedule or a plan, days seems to go by a little bit quicker. This is helpful when you have young kids stuck close to home with no friend time!

Following a schedule that is similar to your normal schedule can decrease anxiety and give you something to focus on (besides the news and texts from friends).

During the weekdays we plan to wake up and get dressed and ready every day. On the weekends, things will be a bit more relaxed!

How does the schedule work?

Each day we have a schedule that includes a lot of free play and outside play time along with some creative and educational ideas.

We will start the scheduled "homeschool" day with a morning meeting. We'll discuss the schedule, have a family devotional, and do a family connecting activity.

Kids also have independent reading time, time to work on goals/passions, and quiet time throughout the week.

For mealtimes, we have a rotating schedule for helping make and clean up lunch. Chores will be similar to how they usually are during normal life. Read more about setting up a chore system HERE.

In the evenings, we'll have family board game time, move nights, family walks, and time to read and play.

Older kids will also have time to work on any school work they are given


Is the whole schedule just work time?

Nope! One of the best parts about having kids home from school and time away from busy schedules and friends is that we can use this time to review or explore new educational things... but we can also work on building positive family relationships, learn new skills, focus on passion projects, and make sure everyone stays physically and mentally healthy.

In our family, this means that everyone will have time to...
  • get ready every day
  • workout 
  • have virtual social time with friends/family
  • sleep
  • help with family chores
  • participate in family meals (cooking/clean up)

Here's a quick view of what is included in the downloadable pack.


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What about working parents?

Many of the scheduled chunks of independent play time, reading time, and quiet time are great times to get work done. 

Later today I will be sharing some "sit beside me" activity ideas for young children who have parents working from home. I will also be sharing some of our favorite online shows, activities, and games for kids to be used as a tool when you need it.   


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