Mornings are so much easier when kids have a routine. That’s why I love this morning routine checklist. This photo checklist is perfect for preschoolers who can’t read yet.
Use photos for your routine checklist
As easy as it is to print out a ready made checklist, it’s not as much fun. Plus, I really wanted Robert to have ownership of his morning routine checklist. He loved the bedtime routine checklist we made a few months ago, so I knew it would be good to make one just for school mornings. Here is our finished product.
Robert and I set aside 30 minutes one morning to discuss his morning routine. Seeing as how he is three, it wasn’t as much of a discussion as it was a ridiculous conversation about all the things he wants to do at school. Even so, I tried to steer him back on track by going through the routine of waking up, eating breakfast, getting dressed and packing up his backpack.
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I’m so glad we’ve started doing run throughs. I have a feeling we are going to have to do a few more as school gets closer.
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Here are the steps I followed to create this fun and personalized back to school morning routine checklist.[bctt tweet=”Follow these steps to create a photo checklist for busy back to school mornings. #bts #DIY” username=”eatdrinkandsave”]
Hold a mock morning routine day and go through the morning routine several times. Take pictures of each step along the way.
Upload your pictures to your favorite collage app on your phone. I use Pic Collage because it’s user friendly.
Print your photo. It’s that easy!
With this simple trick you can make back to school mornings so much easier. It’s all about a routine, right?
What is your favorite tip for getting kids in a good morning routine for school?