School starts soon and the parenting hat change countdown has begun. Soon I will have to switch the “Easy, breezy-sleep-in-blow-your-mind-out-with-screens” hat with the “Sergeant-major-drill-master-get-your-keister-out-of-bed” hat. Fortunately during the last two years, we have had great success with our Printable Morning/After School Routine Chart. It keeps the kids organized and responsible.
The rule is simple: Don’t ask Mom or Dad for something unless you have completed the things on your chart. As my children grow and change, so do our daily tasks. Each year I add more tasks to our charts.
Printable Morning/After School Routine Chart additions:
- Walk Dog
- Feed Pet
- Put on Deodorant
- Put away laundry
- Empty Dishwasher
- Have school papers signed
- Pack instrument
- Pack after school gear
- Empty and put away school folders
- Take A bath/shower
- Do homework
- Sweep after dinner
Use whatever computer program you like to create the chart and download our Printable Before/After School Routine Chart Extras here. Cut out the tasks that work for your family and create your chart. The fish circle is blank so you can write in whatever pet and task your child need to complete. Last year I framed up our lists and declared them art.
I asked my friends what they would like their children to do before or after school. Here are a couple that didn’t make the list :
- Rubbing MY feet and fixin’ me a drink!
- My kids always forget to put the champagne back in the cooler. Warm champagne for breakfast is the PITS. But, we muddle through.
What would you add to our list?
Questions? Just Ask Holly in comments.