Back To School Printable Routines


No parent who has just read “Goodnight Moon” aloud for the thousandth time needs to be reminded that children love repetition! Establishing a consistent routine really helps preschool and elementary age children deal with transitions throughout their day. When they understand what’s coming up next, they have time to prepare themselves for change. That leads to more morning and bedtime fun…and fewer meltdowns! We’ve also seen that routines can help children develop critical executive function skills — which means that someday you might not have to ask them 10 times to brush their teeth and find their shoes!

Morning and Bedtime Routines

We created these printable morning and bedtime routines to help kids get out the door to school or daycare, and help wind down for a good night’s sleep. Print them out for every day of the week, or drop them in a plastic page protector and let kids cross out the steps in dry-erase marker.

Morning Routine Bedtime Routine

preschool-routine-morning      bedtime-routine-preschool

Peek at the Week

Children love talking about plans for the week (even if they have a hazy sense of time). Teach them to look forward to soccer on Thursday (or a playdate on Saturday!) with this printable calendar.

Peek At The Week    weekly-schedule-preschool

How do you organize your weekdays?

  1. I was just getting ready to make something like this. I can always count on you to be one step ahead, saving me oodles of time. I love your company and will continue to spread the word. Thanks!

  2. Posted by Terri |

    Thank you! So helpful and cute!

  3. Posted by crystal |

    Fabulous ideas thank you for the free printable. I must learn how to make printable some day

  4. My son is starting kindergarten is year. This will be perfect for him.

  5. Posted by Beth Mulcahy |

    Thank you so much for these wonderful printables. My kids love Steve the Kiwi and anything to do with Kiwi Crate so these are helping a lot as we transition back to school and into Kindergarten! I would LOVE to be able to modify these printables and have an after school routine that includes have a snack, do homework, help make dinner, etc.

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  7. Posted by Ourkazoku |

    I love the printables. The box on the weekly to do comes out black, tho. Is there any way to change this so I can use it? Thank you!

    • Posted by Jan |

      Try downloading it as a pdf – the list came out green that way for me. It initially presented as black but was OK when I downloaded it

  8. Posted by Sharmila Hanson |

    Thanks – these are great. Absolutely love the routines. However on the ‘Peek at the week’ sheet the block at the bottom prints off in black and therefore you cannot write on it. (and a waste of black ink).

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  10. Posted by Olu |

    Thanks, this is really handy. I think it will help to structure our days better.

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  14. Posted by Tamasine McQueen |

    Great ideas
    Do you have routine posters for Playgroup settings?

  15. Great advice! Our family uses the Love My Schedule system. It’s a magnetic wet erase schedule that I keep on the fridge. That way I don’t have to print out a new schedule when I want to change it. I also have the chore charts so I can check off their chores as they get done. Their website is if anyone wants to check it out.

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