Download: Picture schedules for daily routines

By Andrew M.I. Lee, JD

Expert reviewed by Bob Cunningham, EdM

Updated June 22, 2022

Daily routines — like getting ready for school — can be hard for kids to stick to, especially if they’re easily distracted or have trouble with organization. Picture schedules and visual planners can help.

Picture schedules use images to show the steps of a routine. They’re simpler and easier to follow than written schedules.

Here are a few examples of picture schedules. Print them out and use them as is. Or cut out the images and attach them in the order you want.

Getting ready for schoolPDF - 50.7 KB

Download$opens in a new tab

Getting ready for bedPDF - 41.8 KB

Download$opens in a new tab

Afterschool routinePDF - 45.2 KB

Download$opens in a new tab

Cleaning up roomPDF - 53.0 KB

Download$opens in a new tab

Key takeaways

  • Use a backpack checklist to help your child stay organized.

  • Create a homework contract to outline how to make sure your child’s homework gets done on time (and well).

  • If your child struggles with behavior, try a behavior contract to help manage daily expectations.

Share