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Do you need help organizing your day? This Kids Activity Planner is the answer! I went from confusion to clarity after implementing just a few changes.
Kids Activity Planner
I don’t know about you but my days are packed! Between kids, cooking, cleaning, and well just… life! It’s hard to get things done. That’s why I made the Kids Activity Planner! This planner has revolutionized the way I plan my days. Having kids of my own plus an in home daycare I was constantly just spinning my wheels and getting nowhere. Now that I’m using this planner my days, weeks and months are preplanned. It’s an amazing feeling knowing exactly how your day will go. Well, how its suppose to go, with kids you have to expect the unexpected.
How to use your Kids Activity Planner
When you download your new planner make sure to set it to print in landscape. Then start reading the introduction page. It will help explain how to effectively use your activity planner. After you have read the instructions then proceed to your Brainstorming page of your planner.
How to use your Brainstorming page. Treat this page as a brain dump! To do so you will need to print several of these, write down every idea you can think of that the kids would like to do on the first page. Then take one of your ideas and expand on it such as a Robot Theme Fun Friday (click here to see ours) on the additional brainstorming pages.
Supply List Page
Notice I keep my supplies list next to my brainstorming page. As soon as you think of something you will need write it down! Even if you own the supply such as crayons. Still write it down, then go back through once you have your ideas in place. Your supply list will be extremely useful when you go to plan out your month, week, and days. Trust me on this! So next up is our…
You can write one lesson, craft or activity for each day or every other day or even once a week. The great thing about this planner is that YOU PLAN IT! I want you to remember that even if it’s on the calendar color Robot Color Pages (click here for that) you don’t have to do it. If your kids want you to play mega blocks go do it! Believe me its the time you spend with your kids not necessarily the activity that you’re doing. Ok folks, rant over!
Now back to how to use your monthly planner. I choose one theme a week to do such as above with a craft, lesson, or activity to do each day and a super fun decorated Fun Friday at the end of the week. You can do whatever you choose, feel free to make this planner your own. 🙂
Weekly & Daily Planning
Are you excited? We are almost to the end… Eeeekkk! Seriously now! This is where your days are going to get so simple. It’s ok if you aren’t a planner, paper writing fool like me. This will still work, just think of the week you just had. Did you at any time want to yank your hair out? No! Ok, did you ever want to have something planned but just couldn’t pull it together? We’ve all been there, esp me! If you plan your month, then your week, and write down everything that you will need then plan each day, even down to what meal you will have… Aaaahhh! You have no idea how wonderful it is to have a plan. There’s no stress! (other than those tiny people pulling at your pants) There’s no worry (other than that kid that just slapped the other and you think of geez that’s gonna leave a mark). Everything is sunshine and roses! Yep! I over did it but you get the
Yep! I over did it but you get the point.. right?! Right!!!! Inset head nod here…..
So to plan your week with down every activity you want to do on each day and the supplies needed. You will also need to gather everything you will need ahead of time. Preferably before you head out to the grocery store in case you need something. You got that? So like Friday night or Saturday morning. Don’t wait too long.. ok? Check?!
To plan your day write down each activity plus meals and books that you would like to do or have each day. Post the monthly, weekly, and daily pages where you can see then but it’s an eyesore because you will need them!
Hopefully, you will enjoy your Kids Activity Planner as much as I do.