Daily Routine for Kids: School and Remote Work at Home


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Creating a good daily routine is key for managing school at home while also working remotely from home.

Without a good schedule, it will be easy for you and the kids to lose your cool.

So even though I’m not naturally a person who follows a strict schedule with kids, I’ve found daily routines help us create a calmer home, stronger bonds, and stability during times of change or stress.

It’s been essential for us as I’ve transitioned from working mom to stay-at-home mom, now homeschooling and working from home.

Keep Reading to Get:

  • Daily routine ideas for doing school at home
  • Daily schedule for fitting in remote work while kids are home
  • Ready-to-use printable daily schedule for kids and work-at-home moms and dads
  • An editable schedule template you can customize it to fit your family’s needs
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Daily Routine for Kids Doing School at Home

Here is the daily routine I follow as a work-at-home mom with a preschooler and toddler at home. This daily schedule is adaptable for kids of any age and has many options where parents working remotely from home can fit in work too.

  1. Breakfast
  2. Get Ready
  3. Exercise
  4. Learn
  5. Snack
  6. Outside Play
  7. Lunch
  8. Quiet Time
  9. Snack & Learn
  10. Creative Play
  11. Outside Movement
  12. Dinner
  13. Chores & Free Play
  14. Bath, Books & Bed

Upper elementary and older kids may need another academic chunk of time, but keep in mind that homeschooling can take a lot less time and learning can come in all shapes and sizes throughout the day.

Just because your kids spent seven hours at school does not mean they have to spend seven hours reading textbooks or watching virtual school classes from home.

Kids Daily Routine Start Time

Our kids’ daily schedule starts around 6:00 AM and ends around 7:00 PM because they are young and early-risers. Each block lasts one hour.

With the Editable Daily Schedule I give away completely free, you can edit the start, end, and activity times to fit your family’s ideal routine.

Access the Editable Template Routines and Printable Schedules inside the Freebie Library.

Natural Opportunities for Kids to Learn While at Home

There are many opportunities to learn as you go about your regular day.

With the kids spending more time at home, this is a great time to practice all those life skills you’re usually in too much of a rush to practice:

  • getting dressed independently
  • tying shoes
  • safely cutting food with a knife
  • cooking scrambled eggs or grilled cheese
  • baking muffins, cookies, or bread
  • read ingredients to see what is in your food
  • washing, sorting, and folding laundry
  • sweeping and vacuuming floors
  • decluttering and organizing closets
  • learning about money
  • learning about animals and plants in nature
  • learning why weather differs around the world
  • writing letters to penpals, distant family, or elderly

So although our schedule for doing school at home while working from home only includes two official “LEARN” times, we weave in lots of learning throughout the day through play, reading, chores, and natural conversation.

Daily Routine for Parents Doing School and Work at Home

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The printable schedule I use as a work-at-home mom includes the same core activities as the kids’ schedule, but it includes more details about how to keep the house clean and when to weave in work time.

  1. Miracle Morning and Work Time
  2. Breakfast
  3. Get Ready
  4. Exercise
  5. Learn
  6. Snack
  7. Outside Play
  8. Lunch
  9. Quiet Time
  10. Snack & Learn
  11. Creative Play
  12. Outside Movement
  13. Dinner
  14. Chores & Free Play
  15. Bath, Books & Bed
  16. Computer Work
  17. Marriage
  18. Bed

Our routine as adjusted as the kids’ ages and sleep schedules change. On this Printable and Editable Daily Schedule, you’ll find nine hours of work time to fit into your daily schedule.

Printable and Editable Daily Routines for Kids Doing School at Home and Parents Working Remotely

Print these schedules as they are or access the editable template so you can tweak the perfect school- and work-at-home schedule for your family.

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Creating a Remote Work Routine That Works

Our daily routine seems to change with the seasons, the kids’ ages, and the activities that we have going on. Try the things that resonate with your kids’ homeschool and your remote work needs until you find a daily routine that works for you!

Kids thrive on predictable routines. Create a set time for the snacks, screens, and 1:1 focused time with you. When they know it’s coming, they’re more likely to oblige with this new family routine.

More Work At Home Resources

In addition to following a predictable routine and daily schedule, some of the other keys for managing both school and work-at-home are:

Val Breit

Val Breit empowers women to create a life they love with simple money hacks and productivity tips. Once buried in debt, stuck in a stressful 9-to-5 job, she hated that money stood in the way of her dream to be a stay-at-home mom. After getting intentional with how she spent her money and time, Val and her husband paid off $60,000 in debt. Now she is blessed to be a work-from-home mom, earning a full-time income online, doing work she loves.

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