Well we’re two days into our new homeschool/remote learning routine over here and I’m honestly enjoying it way more than I expected. Homeschooling is something I’ve always been tempted to try, so it’s kinda cool to have this opportunity now. Obviously we’re just getting started, but so far so good. I’m grateful to have the extra time with the kids, even though things are crazy in the world. We’re safe at home and that’s what matters! But I’ve discovered in all this time at home that having a routine is super important for our sanity. It really helps the day flow better when we know exactly what we are doing. It seems kinda counterintuitive to have a detailed schedule for the day (especially when you have no where to go) but I feel like it actually helps us get more out of the day. Anyway, I thought it might be fun to share our new daily schedule in case any of you are also at home with little ones too. Hopefully this gives you a few ideas!
Thankfully my kiddos are all pretty young (they’re 8, 5, and 2) so they still enjoy being home and they’re having fun with this new routine. Hopefully we can stick with it! Now here are some great kids activities if you’re looking for ways to keep your little ones busy.
Resources for Free Kids Activities:
Free Print and Color pages (we use this to make DIY coloring books)
Free Worksheets for Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade
ABC Mouse (my five year old loves this)
Hands On As We Grow (lots of great hands on activity ideas)
Go Noodle (this one is super fun!)
Cincinnati Zoo’s Daily Facebook Live(lots of people said this is awesome!)
WooJR (lots of great activity ideas for kids of all ages)
Be sure to check out my post with 50+ activity ideas to do with your kids!
May you all stay well, Sarah.
Bravo, Sarah. It is crucial to have structure/routines, especially with young children. My grands are also in a daily routine, doing anywhere from school sheets, to art projects to martial arts classes, plus cooking/baking classes, to outdoor play with the pups. I applaud you for keeping a schedule. It helps everyone keep their sanity, and move forward. Hugs 🤗
Your children are growing so fast. Stay safe. Love hearing from you.
My kids are 8, 5, & 1-1/2!! We haven’t mastered such a nice schedule. I agree to keep that normalcy of the day, but I have to work full time for my office job at home right now. So our first two days were just chaos. Lol.
I am homeschooling some of my grands since their mama works in the hospital. I had to make a schedule the first day here too. We started last week. Having a schedule sure helps there are 3 yr – 10 yrs. We started last week and it’s going fairly well. We do a BIG group activity together everyday so that has been fun for them to look forward to since it is a surprise, I don’t tell them what it is until 2 pm when we start our group time together.