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FREE Printable Morning Routine Chart for Children

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Morning Routine Chart for Kids – Do you need a tool to help your children get moving in the mornings? This morning routine chart for children will help you foster good habits in your children by giving them the structure they need to be more independent in the mornings. Get your FREE Morning Routine Chart below.

Printable Morning Routines Chart - colorful chart for kids

Why Do you Need a Morning Routine Chart for Kids? 

Last year we struggled through the first few weeks of school and I knew something had to change. When the kids woke up they just didn’t know what to expect.

Unlike adults, they didn’t have morning routines established yet. As adults, we naturally do the same things every morning. I get up, go to the bathroom, go downstairs, drink water, start breakfast… it’s the same

Our children did not yet have this built-in habit and they didn’t know how to get ready for school without lots of instruction and hand-holding. So, I jotted down our typical morning routine, tweaked it a bit, and made this super simple list:

Morning Routine Chart for Kids
children's routine charts free printable

We try to get up before the kids in the morning so we can get dressed and caffeinated before they wake up. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. Now, when they get up before us, they know just what to do.

They are both old enough to get their own breakfast and get dressed on their own so they don’t have to wait for us to remind them each morning that they need to get ready for school.

Using a Morning Routine Chart for School

Another handy trick we’ve found is to keep the kid’s school uniforms or outfits on a bookshelf instead of in their drawers. No more digging around in drawers in the morning! After school when they get changed they know to put their uniform (if it’s clean) back on the bookshelf for the next day.

This has helped so much with their morning routine for school!

There have been mornings when I’ve woken up late to find fully clothed, fed, and ready-for-school kids. It’s amazing!! (trust me this is a very rare occurrence, but what a blessing to wake up to!)

Morning Routine chart for kids on table with breakfast before school.

Customizing the morning routine chart to fit your kid’s needs

Remember that your morning routines are going to look different from ours. It has taken us time to find what works well for our kids and it might take you time too. For your littlest ones, you may need to give them much more guidance. Picking out their clothes for them, helping them get dressed, brushing their teeth and hair – all of these things will differ depending on how old your child is.

We’ve found that every year we are updating our morning routine chart. I’ve even created different routines for our two children. For example, we go back and forth between having the kids get dressed before eating and getting dressed after eating. We try to be flexible about this.

Our son really hates getting dressed first and we realized that it wasn’t working well so we switched it for him. We also had an issue with the kids getting toothpaste on their uniform sweatshirts when brushing their teeth so we now have them brush their teeth BEFORE getting dressed. It has made a big difference!

What to put on a morning routine chart?

  • Make Bed
  • Go to the bathroom
  • Brush Teeth
  • Wash Face
  • Shower
  • Get Dressed
  • Put Pj’s on the bed
  • Eat Breakfast
  • Take vitamins
  • Drink water
  • Put away breakfast dishes
  • Get backpack and lunch bag
  • Have a great day!

Using a morning routine chart for more than just school days

Do you homeschool?

Is it summer?

Do you just want to create a routine for your children to help them become more independent?

You can tailor this morning routine chart for your specific needs.

Maybe you have a list of morning chores or maybe you want to use this chart to outline your homeschool morning routine. I’d love to hear what you end up using the routine chart for! Leave me a comment and let me know!

NEW Kids Morning Routine Chart Added

I love making printables and after 6 years I thought it was time for a fun update to the Morning routine chart printable. I made this fun Morning Routine Chart. Now you will receive 2 fun morning routine charts to print and use at home.

kids morning routine chart

The chart you receive will be blank so you can customize it however you would like. I love laminating these charts and writing on them with a wet erase marker (the dry erase makers can be messy!)

kids morning routine chart to print with blank spaces

Print your FREE Morning Routine Chart

If you think that our morning routines would work in your home, you can get the printable for FREE below! We have ours hanging in the children’s bedrooms and on the fridge in the kitchen. I’d love to know how it works for you!

You can print this sign and laminate it, then simply write in your morning routine with a wet-erase marker or dry erase marker.

Get your Morning Routines Chart for Children


You should receive your link via e-mail within the hour. Be sure you check your SPAM or Promotions folder if you’re not finding the e-mail.  If, after an hour, you have not received your link, please contact me and I’ll help you figure out what happened.  

I recommend saving your files right away. If you are on a tablet or smartphone and are having trouble, you may want to open these files from a Mac or PC. I hope you enjoy your free printables!

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LAMINATOR – I’ve had this laminator for over 10 years and it’s as good as new. It is super affordable too!


PAPER CUTTER – I love this paper trimmer because it’s thin and doesn’t take up too much room. It’s also safer if you have little hands around.

ADHESIVE TAPE – This Tombow adhesive applicator puts down tiny dots that have a great grip. You don’t need to use too much which makes it an affordable choice.

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    Do you mind sharing what font you used for the title? I inserted your free download into a ppt and would like to fill in the blanks using the same font.

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