In order to keep us focused every day during the week, we created a weekly schedule that allows us to incorporate our theme into each day, have things spaced out enough that he doesn’t get burnt out too quickly, and to make our days even more structured.
We have a theme each week (you can find our theme list here) and that theme gets played around with differently every day of the week.
- Monday: Arts and Crafts day
- Color pages, painting, cutting, glue
- Tuesday: Library day
- Visit the library and find books for that theme
- Wednesday: Worksheet Day + Bible Verse + Awana
- Tracing, Letters, Numbers
- Practice Bible Verse and Review Story
- Thursday: Field Trip day
- OMSI (science museum)
- Play Date
- Theme games
- Friday: Clean Up day + Review
- Chore day
- Review the weeks activities
- Theme videos + theme snack – For this I find a few 3-5 minute educational videos about that theme or fun songs
These daily activities help our week stay focused on that theme while mixing it up each day to keep my toddler’s attention on track.
This schedule below helps guide our day and breaks it up in a way that keeps Little Ox #1 focused without burning him out with school too much at once.
Here is another planning page we liked too from Shannon at SpeechyMusings.com
Every day we wake up and work on completing his morning chore chart (below) until we start that day’s school activity at 11am (craft, library, field trip). Then, after he has had his lunch and nap, we work on more school for 2 hours. (coloring, tracing worksheets, or theme snack/game). After that, he has free play until dinner – then he cleans up and finishes his evening routine chart before bed!
Little Ox #1 has been so excited to wake up every day to do his “chores” and finish them every day before bed!
All of my clipart that we use for our homeschool room was found free on teacherspayteachers.com! It is a WONDERFUL resource!