After school can be a hectic time. The kids are tired from a long day at school and they are ready to unwind. For us we’ve found that having an after school checklist works great to keep the chaos to a minimum and create a more mindful after school routine. The kids are used to staying on task at school so when they get home, a routine and expectations is good for them. The checklist doesn’t require them to follow a strict time schedule and it doesn’t mean they can’t have fun in between tasks. It’s just a reminder of the things that have to be done between getting home from school and going to bed. The free printable After School Checklist fits into a photo frame for an easy DIY Dry Erase checklist!
DIY Dry Erase Frame With After School Checklist Template
- Free Printable After School Checklist
- 8 by 11 Photo Frame
- Dry Erase Marker
How To Make A DIY Dry Erase After School Checklist:
Use this free printable after school checklist template and trim if necessary to fit into your photo frame. Right click on the photo below and select print image or drag to your desktop and then click file, then print.
Place in the photo frame behind the glass. The glass will work as your dry erase board. Then you can write on it with a regular dry erase marker and use a paper towel to erase the writing.
Place near your family desk, homework station, in the kitchen or wherever your family will use it daily to check off tasks. This after school routine checklist includes basic tasks like unpacking their lunchbox and backpack, doing homework, reading, chores, bath or shower, and getting clothes ready for the following day. A checklisht helps provide structure and get essentials done.
Have kids use dry erase markers to check off each after school task as they are completed daily!
Kids need expectations and this is a colorful, easy to follow way for them to know if they’ve done everything they need to do after school. You can even write in how many minutes of reading your child needs to do each evening. When expectations and rules are easy to understand, easy to follow, and fun to see checked off, kids are much more likely to stick to them.
This After School Checklist is perfect for the youngest of school children and will work for even middle school kids! I hope you find this checklist helpful for making school days go a little easier. I find it helps reduce the number of times my kids “forget” to do things!