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How to Make a Schedule or Week Plan for my Children's Activities

 
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Make a Schedule or Week Plan for my Children's Activities

Once your children start going to school, they will probably be extremely busy all day. Suddenly, keeping up with both their schedule and your own becomes much more difficult, especially if your children do both school and extracurricular activities. Do they have soccer practice, chess, or a music lesson today? Are they free to meet their friends?

To help you teach your children become organized and establish a comfortable routine, in this oneHOWTO article we'll give you some practical tips and ideas on how to make a schedule or week plan for your children's activities. Read on!

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Prepare a simple school schedule template

To first step to make a schedule or week plan for your children's activities is to start with the basics: A simple school schedule template.

We recommend making a simple grid on Excel, Google Sheets or even Paint. In this example sheet for a school schedule we've assumed there is a morning break for playtime and a lunch break, with two lessons before and after each break. Of course, you should adapt it to your children's school structure.

How to Make a Schedule or Week Plan for my Children's Activities - Prepare a simple school schedule template

Prepare an extracurricular schedule template

This is a simple template for after-school activities for an only child - if you have more children, take a look at the next step.

On the left, you can write the time slot: From 5 pm to 6 pm, from 6 pm to 7 pm, etc. The grids under the weekday name are for each activity at the time.

For clarity, we recommend leaving the days and time slots when your child is free blank.

How to Make a Schedule or Week Plan for my Children's Activities - Prepare an extracurricular schedule template

Extracurricular schedule template for two children

If you have two children or more and you prefer to have a single coordinated schedule for their after-school activities, take a look at the following template.

As you see in the picture, in each time slot there are two boxes, one for each of your children - if you have more children you can add more boxes, of course. You can color the box for each child with their favorite color to better distinguish between their activities and help them find their own schedule.

How to Make a Schedule or Week Plan for my Children's Activities - Extracurricular schedule template for two children

Combined school and extracurricular activities schedule template

Another option is to create a schedule which combines school and extracurricular activities so that both you and the children can take in the whole schedule for the day at first sight.

To do so, simply combine the two previous schedules, one under the other.

How to Make a Schedule or Week Plan for my Children's Activities - Combined school and extracurricular activities schedule template

If your children are old enough to read and write, we recommend printing or drawing the schedule grid and let them fill their week plan in themselves; this way, they will take in their schedule and responsibilities more easily.

You can turn preparing each week's schedule into a fun activity by decorating and painting it. Let the children fill each activity's time slot with different colors and create a color code, or apply stickers, or use colorful or glitter pens. If the schedule template is big enough, they can even draw the activities.

These have been our tips on how to make a schedule or week plan for your children's activities. If you have any tips, template ideas or personal experience on getting your children organized, please tell us in the comments section!

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Tips
  • If you want to use our template, simply copy the image and paste it into a word document for printing.

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