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Children’s morning routine checklist

Children’s morning routine checklist.

children's morning routine checklistAre you looking for a children’s morning routine checklist free printable? Then you’ve come to the right place.

I love to create free printables for my subscribers! Not just that, there’s a ton of them in my free resource library page.

This morning routine works for children who go to school or choose to be homeschooled. Either way, I’ll include what a basic morning routine looks like for my child.

Part of being successful is having a morning routine ready to go. You can print this out and put it on your fridge so that your child can check off items as they get ready.

I use my personal planner to help me on the days when it comes to keeping track of basically everything in my life. My planner system helps me out so much.

A lot of planners can help you stay on track and be organized, but the Erin Condren life planner is one of the best planners out there for moms wanting to organize their life and put everything in order. The Erin Condren life planner has a spot for everything for you.

How to make mornings less stressful?

As most of you know by now, if you are unprepared for school in the mornings, it’s a quick recipe for disaster. No pun intended.

I’ve have homeschooled and taken my kids to school. If you’re not waking up early, your whole routine is thrown off for the day. It’s important to remain punctual and consistent.

This will help your child thrive and be successful in school. The school takes a LOT of time up, regardless if you’re homeschooling or not.

You want to make sure to get a headstart on the day. This means YOU as the mom, need to be ready to go and have most of you put together BEFORE your child is up.

You need your morning routine to be on point. Once you have that routine established, it’s easier to have your child ready to go every morning.

I’ve had those days, those awful ones where I’m scrambling to pack a lunch last minute, where I am just plain a thousand percent NOT ready for the day. Days where I wish I could just crawl back into bed.

I don’t know what’s worse than scrambling last minute to get your toddler’s shoes on and making sure your eldest’s hair is done and ready to go. It’s a lot to take in and it can get pretty stressful.

Don’t go through the school year being a tired and unprepared mom! It’s no fun, and it’s not going to make your day any better or easier.

It’s time to take control of the day, of your schedule, and pick and choose what YOU can do and what fits best for you and your family! Here’s the key to success when taking your kids to school:

My morning routine for kids.

You need a timed schedule/routine. Plain and simple.

There’s no sugar coating the obvious. Just as adults have to get up for work, get dressed, have breakfast, and get to work ON time, so do children when they need to get to school.

Here’s the catch though:

You are doing ALL the work! Especially if your children are small or you have an infant/toddler and your others are in school. Be prepared for toddler meltdowns and things not going exactly as planned, but do your best to power through!

You GOT this school year, it doesn’t have you!

Morning routines are key for your kids.

Moms, I got you! I’ve written out my morning routine for kids in case you want to use it for yourself and apply it to your life. You can add whatever you feel necessary, because no family is the SAME.

We are all unique and different so of course, our schedules differ.

But, trust me when I say, this routine SAVES me literally every day of the school year! I have two kids, a toddler, and an older child.

Let me tell you, getting them ready on time is a major accomplishment daily. So, I understand the mothers out there struggling with making it work on time.

I have included a free printable so that you can tape this onto your fridge and glance at it as you’re making it work! It helps when children check off their boxes as they get ready for school.

This printable is made to fit they check everything off to get ready for their amazing day! Hopefully, they love it and enjoy it.

A morning routine that benefits you and your children.

First of all, WAKE UP EARLY.

I know you’re tired, I feel it too all the time. Between blogging, running a household, being a mom and wife, life, in general, has me pretty tired.

However, waking up at 6:30 a.m. helps me out tons. Not only does waking up early help me get my mindset ready for the day, I feel like I have more time to get things done because I DO have more time.

The best part?

I get to have my morning cup of black tea AND do my makeup, get dressed before my kiddos are even up. I recommend waking up an hour and a half earlier than school drop off time.

You really need to wake up earlier to accomplish certain tasks before the kids are up. Becoming a morning person as a mom, was the smartest choice I’ve ever made.

Planners help organize your morning routine.

My planner includes helpful reminders like when my child has P.E. and to make sure she wears comfortable shoes. I keep track of her schedule there and any homework reminders or special school events.

Not only is my planner an entire list of to-do’s but I also include a ton of notes. This is very helpful for any mom, homeschooling, or not.

In the past, I was always scrambling because these weren’t within my reach and my phone was always dying. Planners are pretty old school but so very helpful for day to day reminders.

Sticky notes are too, that you can stick on your wall calendar if you don’t have much time to plan in your planner. Either way, you need to find a way to write important information you need down in a place where you won’t forget or lose it.

You always want to be prepared and have things ready to go for your child. Planning can be very helpful in these situations.

Children’s morning routine checklist.

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children's morning routine checklist

Honestly, this printable works well for most ages. It doesn’t matter if your child goes to school or you homeschool your child.

Either way, these things need to get done daily. I recommend printing it out and slipping it into a clear plastic pouch and hanging it on your fridge or somewhere super visible to your little.

Keep a dry erase board marker handy and they can check off the items as they go. My oldest absolutely loves checking off tasks as she completes them.

This helps them learn what to do and how important a morning routine is for them to be successful and have a productive day. It really helps them if you are consistent with their morning routine.

Include yourself in your child’s morning routine before they are up.

For a few weeks, I was so busy getting everybody’s stuff squared away that I wasn’t drinking or eating anything. I wasn’t feeling too great afterward. Now, I make sure to have at least a few sips of tea and bites of breakfast before leaving to drop off my kiddo.

I usually end up coming home and finishing my breakfast then. Taking care of yourself is so important moms, in order to take care of your children.

My morning routines have evolved as the years go by, but making sure I eat and drink something or even pack it to go, is necessary. You can’t start off your day so busy without fueling yourself up, momma.

Take your coffee to go and grab a banana as you jet out the door. Don’t put yourself last.

What has really helped me is making myself get up early. It’s really hard to get much done, even with homeschooling if you aren’t waking up early.

Even putting some makeup on and changing your outfit to something presentable can make you feel put together before schools start for your child. You’re setting a great example for your kiddo when you do this.

Children’s morning routine checklist.

It’s important to set reachable goals for your child depending on their age groups. Some children can get ready a lot faster than other children.

Keep this in mind when you are helping your child. Practice patience with your child and remember to be kind.

Not everyone is going to get ready in ten minutes, especially not kids! I know we’d like that to be the case but it’s usually not.

Both of my children are different. One takes quite some time getting ready and my toddler is more impatient.

How long does it take you to get ready? It takes me quite some time, so remember that even though you’d like your child to just hurry up and BE ready, it’s not going to always go that way.

If you’re getting mad or upset, it’s just going to ruin your day and put a damper on your child’s day. Say a little prayer if you need it, but don’t be mean!

I have my alarm set at the exact time I want to leave and pick up times set as well for the entire week. Alarms are key.

By far the best children’s morning routine checklist.

I truly love this routine because I feel less stressed, prepared, and 100 percent less anxious. My child loves this little reminder sheet and it really comes in handy.

You can make as many copies as you’d like, if you have multiple children and put it somewhere they can see. This printable checklist is easy for them to get done every day.

And I’m sure they feel accomplished checking off their morning tasks! It’s adorable really.

What has truly helped this checklist be complete is my morning routine. I don’t know where I’d be without it and it’s changed throughout the years.

We all go through different stages in life and sometimes we need to create new routines and adapt to changes on the way. You don’t need to be set into one routine forever.


Wake up early to get yourself ready. Find a balance between everything you need to do an prepare for in order for you and your children to have a smooth morning.

Have your planner ready, to not have any surprises for the day. I always have my planner at my “command station” when I wake up.

Usually, this is at the top of my couch or my kitchen table. It’s my go-to when I need to glance at my tasks for the days and any reminders.

Last, of all, create your own morning routine or follow a guideline of mine to ensure you get your kids to school on time.

Remember, they need you to be organized and they’ll copy your successful morning routine as they grow up. Having my planner handy has helped me accomplish so many tasks and reach goals I never thought I could before my planner.

Your planner holds you accountable and it’s a great place for you to go back and review. You can take notes daily, write down your monthly goals, track your habits, and SO much more.

The amazing part is you can store all of your planners, look back, and see how much you’ve grown over the years. Not to mention you can memory keep in them too!

I truly hope this morning routine helps you out tremendously in getting your children to school on time (and if you homeschool, that this printable helps them learn how to get themselves ready in the morning!)

Until next time,



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