We have children with ADHD in our family. Which means that getting them to follow a daily routine is critical to helping them manage their attention spans and complete their schoolwork.
But routines aren’t just good for managing ADHD. They’re also helpful for teaching preschoolers and kindergartners to structure their days around the home or at an early learning center.
So I’m excited to share these free daily routine cards for kids that are in both English and Spanish!
These are awesome for working on daily routines, teaching kids to speak English or Spanish, and developing independent skills!
Read on to see how to grab your set – free!
And be sure to check out our Quiet Time Activity Cards if you’re looking for a way to help your kids choose a quiet time project.
English and Spanish Free Daily Routine Cards for Kids
To use these daily routine cards, you’ll need the following: (Affiliate links are included in this post. See our Disclosure Policy for details.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer paper
- Laminator (optional – but if you plan to use these regularly, you’ll want to laminate them)
In this set, there are English and Spanish cards for the following daily tasks:
- Wake up
- Make bed
- Get dressed
- Eat breakfast
- Brush teeth
- Comb hair
- Start school
- Eat lunch
- Play outside
- Do homework
- Eat dinner
- Take a bath
- Dress for bed
- Brush teeth (again)
- Read a story
- Go to bed
You can choose which of the 16 daily task cards to use with your students.
If you’re using these with your own children, you may want to remind them of where each task should be done in the home.
These cards are also included in Spanish!
And if your students need help with the phrases, a Spanish pronunciation guide is included.
A note about the Spanish phrases: This set of routine cards for kids uses the standard verb form for each phrase.
If you’re using them conversationally, choose the appropriate conjugation form for the usage of “tú”, “usted”, and “nosotros” as appropriate.
Blackline versions of both the English and Spanish cards are included as well!
How to Use Daily Routine Cards for Kids
There are several ways to use these cards to help kids develop a daily routine.
You could hang a paper pocket on the fridge and store the cards inside. Have the kids go to the fridge and choose a card to get started in the morning.
As they complete each task, they can give you the card they’ve finished or keep it until the end of the day.
The goal is to get them to complete the task on each card by day’s end.
After a couple of weeks, they’ll know their daily routine and follow it much more easily.
You can also place the cards on a ring and discuss the order in which they should be completed.
Prompt the students to give you the next task in sequence and then flip the cards to see if they remembered correctly.
Get a look at these cards in the video below!
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