Free Bedtime Visual Schedule Printable for Kids: Routines

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Free Bedtime Visual Schedule Printable Bundle examples with flower-themed, outer space-themed, and bedtime rhythm cards with decorative stars and fun text.

Bedtime Visual Schedule printable. A visual schedule brings comfort to kids. They know what to expect of their day and their evening. Even young children who cannot read can see the picture schedule and determine the next activity. Visual schedules limit the many repetitive questions. This can give us more energy and extend our patience. Thus, I give you my FREE Bedtime Visual Schedule Printable Pack. We are taking a gentle and loving approach to preschool, incorporating read-alouds and consistent routines with a rather large margin of grace. I hope these mini-maps guide you and your kiddos into more peaceful bedtimes filled with intention and joy!

If you love this printable, be sure to check out our Daily Rhythm Visual Schedule!

Remember, you and your children are wonderfully made. Your family has been knit together with such fun threads of uniqueness and blessings of beautiful personalities, so your bedtime routines may look a bit different. And that’s okay!

Grab these fun visual supports, each featuring a corresponding icon for each nighttime task. In this blog post, you will find instructions for the free download, a list of benefits of visual schedules, methods for using a visual schedule, and a personal bit (at the end).

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What’s included in the Free Printable Bedtime Visual Schedule Bundle?

  • 7-page bundle with 12 individual cards with corresponding black and white icons for all evening tasks and one page of 6 editable blank cards for easy write-in options.

Here is an example of what is included in the Free Printable Bedtime Visual Schedule for Young Children:

Free Bedtime Visual Schedule Printable for kids Outer Space themed example with decorative space images and stars.
Example of Visual Bedtime Chart (Includes three different options)

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How to Print the Visual Bedtime Schedule Printables?

Print on Cardstock.

The pdf file includes 7 pages. Print at home, local library, or store. The pages contain low to moderate levels of color to help draw the attention and delight of younger children. For best results, print the activity cards and one Visual Schedule Chart on cardstock.


I highly recommend laminating the bedtime visual schedule cards and one Visual Schedule Chart for increased durability. Laminating the cards also allows you to write in various options on the blank cards with a dry-erase marker.

Free Bedtime Visual Schedule Printable Cards with large No.2 pencil and decorative stars.
Example of Nighttime Activity Cards

What are the benefits of a visual schedule?

A visual schedule can be a powerful tool and a fun educational resource in the home, classroom, or therapy setting.

Here are a few benefits of using a visual schedule at home and in the classroom with children:

  • protect your family culture and evening routine by coming together to learn and live in a prepared, gentle, and loving environment
  • set the tone for your home (order vs. chaos)
  • creates consistency (consistent routines offers comfort to children in what comes next)
  • aid with transitions for younger children or children with special needs
  • develop known and clear expectations
  • strengthen communication skills within the family
  • improve vocabulary
  • learn the sequence of events (first this and then that)*
  • empower children to be responsible (one of our goals as a parent is independent kids)
  • limit frequent questions and verbal instructions (when can I…?)
  • make the evening more manageable

* Sometimes a full visual schedule is overwhelming, start with only adding two cards to the schedule. First bath, then pajamas. And keep building the schedule throughout the evening.

How can I use a visual schedule with kids?

A visual schedule offers a sense of comfort to a child as they enter their evening routine. It’s like having a mini-map of their evening, and they know what to expect. There are lots of ways to use these visual schedule cards.

Here are a few ways to use the visual schedule print cards?

  • place velcro dots on the back of the laminated print cards and attach the cards to a ribbon of velcro or other surface
  • insert visual cards in a pocket chart and flip the cards backwards once the task is completed
  • place sticky tack (or poster putty) to the back of each laminated print card. Arrange the cards on a designated location like a chalkboard or white boards (or use one of the provided charts
  • hole punch each laminated print card, arrange the cards in order, and fasten them with a binger ring

For simplicity, I arranged our laminated routine cards each with one velcro dot on the back on a laminated chart with corresponding velcro dot.

Tips for using a visual schedule with kids:

  • expect a learning curve for you and your children
  • take time to teach your kids and family how to use the schedule
  • start by listing only 2-3 routine cards on a chart
  • make an individual schedule for the children it would benefit most

How I use the bedtime visual schedule in our home?

Confession: I am recurrently remodeling this area in my brain. I am a recovering to-do drill sergeant. So, I give this advice steeped in gentleness and grace. I prefer the term daily rhythm or schedule. A rhythm is a repeated pattern of musical sounds or movements. Oh, to be in a peaceful pattern of learning and rest. Our evening rhythm matches the atmosphere of our home. Our home thrives on margins of grace (leaving time for mistakes and learning opportunities), and a consistent and orderly daily rhythm that matches the unique beat of our family values and goals. You are wonderfully made, and your family has been knit together in such fun uniqueness with blessings of beautiful personalities, so your daily routines may look a bit different. And that’s okay!

Our schedule doesn’t boss us around but rather gently guides us to the next thing. I do not list everything on the bedtime visual schedule. At this point, a daunting long list would be visually overwhelming for my young kids. We keep it simple. That’s why our printable visual chart only has 6 blocks.

The biggest lesson I have learned: The more intentional I am at planning and preparing for my family’s day and evening the more joyful and peaceful our home is.

Visual Schedule / Bedtime Rhythm Example

Remember at this time I have two preschool-age lovelies. This is only a tiny glimpse into our current evening lives.

  1. bath time (or wash hands and face)
  2. pajamas
  3. brush teeth
  4. tidy up room
  5. storytime
  6. prayers

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– With Great Joy, Katie


Free Bedtime Visual Schedule Printable Bundle examples with flower-themed, outer space-themed, and bedtime rhythm cards with decorative stars and fun text.

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