Evening Routine: Part 1 – kids evening routine printable

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Last month I talked about getting CHAOS out of your morning routine.  Many of you have been asking for my tips on an evening routine.  Today I’ll start with Part 1, the kids evening routine chart.

I created this chart because I found myself nagging at the kids to pick up toys, pack their school bags etc.  So I created this visual aide for them to refer to and it worked wonders.  After dinner I asked them to go to the toy room (this is where we keep the charts) and complete the list.  Now they have been doing it for years it’s become predictable, they know what needs to be completed without me nagging!!!  Well sometimes I still nag, one of my daughters and I differ in the standard of a tidy room.

About the chart:

Pack school bags – home work is their responsibility, they are to ensure it is placed in their bags each evening along with library books and show & tell.

All toys away – Toys that have been left out around the house are to be picked up and put away

Dirty clothes away – School clothes aren’t to be left on the floor, they belong in the laundry

Brush teeth – Goes without saying they need clean teeth every morning and night

Tidy Bathroom – Towel is to be hung on rack and toilet paper rolls in the bin

15 min Reading – This time is quality time, I spend one on one time with one child each night, the other children will be reading to each other or themselves.

Sweet Dreams – Huge kisses and cuddles every single night as they are tucked into bed.  And hundreds of I love yous!!!

Bedtime can be  a stressful time of the evening, for the whole family with young ones being tired, throwing tantrums or just plain refusing to go to bed.  But it doesn’t have to be that way, all you need is a routine for the kids to learn.  Tomorrow’s post will help you work out a routine to help lower the tantrums and bring calm back into your evenings.

Evening Routine Chart is available in a range of colours HERE.

{The Organised Housewife} Evening Routine Chart2

Morning Routine Chart available in a range of colours, see in store HERE.

 More information HERE about our morning routine.

{The Organised Housewife} Green Morning Routine Chart

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Lynda September 15, 2010 - 11:21 PM

Thank you so much for this. With Number 3 due to make an appearance next week I discovered your morning routine last week and it has changed a horrible time of the day into one where I dont feel like I am nagging! Even my 3 year old is having a go at the morning routine – I cant wait to try the evening routine out tonight.

Katrina - The Organi September 17, 2010 - 10:33 PM

congratulations Lynda, enjoy the time with your new baby. I hope the routines help your family.

Tiffany L. September 16, 2010 - 2:47 AM

Thank you so much for these! They really will help. I've told my husband that we need to have a morning and a night time routine to help things go smoothly. I was looking for one to use and this is perfect! Thanks for making them. I can't wait for the next one.

Katrina - The Organi September 17, 2010 - 10:34 PM

Thankyou Tiffany, I'm glad that you like them and I hope they work well for you and the family.

Nicole March 4, 2014 - 12:39 PM

Why do you put your PJs under your pillow?

Amy S March 4, 2014 - 3:04 PM

I’ve been doing this for a few years now & life is much easier. My kids know if they don’t do it to my standards they have to redo it & if things aren’t put where they go it becomes mine. We also have an after school routine of pick out school cloths for next day & set them out, go through backpacks, do homework, put backpacks by door & they have a few chores before they can play.

Marelize November 19, 2014 - 2:37 PM

I am not a routine-person. I don’t like the rigid timetable, now this and now that. It really stresses me to be bound like that.
But I realised with children (we have four, two already adults) I have to create some sort of routine – but I couldn’t keep it….

Katrina - The Organised Housewife November 21, 2014 - 10:07 AM

Marelize, we all do things differently. Routines don’t work for everyone, i love them but that is me. We all have our ways on making things work for our families.

Jo August 5, 2015 - 1:03 PM

Hi Kat
I have just discovered your site and blog a couple of days ago and I can’t get enough of it. I really love to be organised and am a big believe in routines as sanity savers. BUT …. as my 2 kids are getting older (10 and 7 and a half), its hard to know how I can establish them. With all the changes across the week with after-school activities and impromptu playdates I don’t know how to create a workable routine that WE CAN STICK to. I am desperate because I feel like a failure. I don’t know how I can feel our home is chaotic when I am lucky enough to be a stay at home mum. Also, being a stay at home mum, I feel as though I also don’t really have a routine I can stick to. My week changes all the time and while I have time, I don’t feel I can get everything done. Weeks can go by with organising and decluttering projects to do and I just don’t seem to get around to them, leaving me feeling overwhelmed, pathetic and guilty.

Kate - Kat's Assistant August 6, 2015 - 11:47 AM

Hi Jo, Awe i just want to give you a hug! And secondly i am so glad you have been enjoying the blog.:) I have some wonderful routine charts which my kids use all the time, They are fantastic for keeping a busy routine, we all just love them. Here is the link to the shop page for you. Hope you find them helpful:https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/shop/printable-routine-charts/

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