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Step By Step Tutorial For Creating A Kids’ Morning Routine Checklist

I am sharing my step by step tutorial for turning this free printable morning routine into a laminated schedule any kid can use!

When it comes to getting up and out of the house in the morning, we are not the fastest. So I try to prep the night before when it comes to outfits. I have fruit and veggies cut up to use when we pack our lunches in the morning. And we try to pack our backpacks with everything before we go to bed. I have also used a school morning routine checklist that visually shows the kiddos what they have to do before they can jump in the car for school drop-off.

This school morning routine checklist can be used at any age to help facilitate independence (and you from repeating yourself) every morning!

morning routine checklist with shoes and lunch bag

What You Will Need:

my morning routine printables laid out

Step One

Start by printing off the FREE PRINTABLES of the morning routine checklist and graphics.


Step Two

Cut out each of the graphics.

You can have each kiddo decorate their school morning routine checklist with markers.

Step Three

Once they finished decorating, mount the printable on cardstock.

Step Four

Laminate the checklist and individual graphics. I used my Xyron Creative Station with the laminate refill. By laminating each square graphic individually, you will ensure the laminate will stick and last the entire school year. You can also use a regular laminating machine. Most local office supply stores offer this service too!

adding velcro to morning routine checklist

Step Five

Cut out the square graphics.

Add velcro dots to the backs of each square graphic you plan to use. I found these at The Dollar Tree!

Then add velcro to the school morning routine checklist. Make sure to use the opposite velcro strip on the checklist than what you used on the graphics!!

add velcro to back of clipboard for completed tasks

Step Six

Finally, show the kiddos how the checklist works. For us, each morning their checklist is on a clipboard already filled with each square graphic. Once the task is completed, they can take off the graphic. I added velcro to the back of the clipboard to use as a holder for tasks completed. I have also stapled a baggie to the bottom of the checklist to collect finished tasks as well!

completed morning routine checklist

Morning Routine Checklist

Once all the tasks are completed, it is time to go to school!

I love how easy the school morning routine checklist is to use and how functional it is for the kiddos! Now if you are looking for more ideas for your morning routine, check out these posts:

Morning Routine For Kids

The Lazy Parent’s Guide To Creating A Morning Routine For Kids

Daily Schedules and Routines for Kids

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1 thought on “Step By Step Tutorial For Creating A Kids’ Morning Routine Checklist”

  1. Hi,
    I really like the routine planners. I do have one question – any tips on what to do if the child / children do not complete their routines? There are obvious consequences of course (forgetting lunch etc) but any tips would be helpful before I make a start on setting these charts up.

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