I don’t know about you guys but having an after-school routine that rarely changes is absolutely essential to the sanity of both me and my kids. A strict routine may sound intense but both of my kids know that once they’ve completed their responsibilities, they’re more than welcome to play and run outside as much as they’d like. The hardest part about creating and maintaining a schedule is time management so I’ve created this reusable routine DIY clock for kids to help my children. Hope it’s helpful for you too!
- Darice Chalkboard Hexagon DIY Clock Face
- Darice Clock Maker Kit
- White Paint Pen
- Chalk Markers
- Reusable Routine Clock Free Printable Tabs
- Darice Tape Runner
Step 3. You can color in the blocks of time in your kids’ schedules now or wait until the entire clock is completed. Also, depending on the age of your child, you may need to add numbers to the clock face to help them know what time it is. Darice has tons of great clock number options!
Step 4. Print out the “Reusable Kids Routine Clock” Free Printable Tabs and select the ones you’ll be using. I included pre-made tabs for both morning and afternoon schedules as well as three rows of blank tabs so that you can customize them. After cutting out each tab, I found it helpful to score the back fold line with a pen and ruler so that they fold nicely.
Now your DIY clock for kids is done and ready to be put to good use! Now my kids have a clear idea of what time it is and what they should be doing. Is it 6 o’clock in the evening? Time to eat, kids! 8 o’clock? Time to get ready for bed! You could even split the tabs in half and use them for 1/2 hour increments too. The best thing about this clock is that when schedules change (as they sometimes do!), all you have to do is wipe away the chalk markers with a damp cloth and add new tabs for an updated routine.
I love having this reusable DIY clock for kids visible in my little ones’ bedrooms so that they can take control of daily time management. Plus it’s totally fun to look at! Hope you find it helpful for your family too!
A DIY chalkboard clock can also be helpful in teaching younger kids how to tell time!