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My daily routine with my 3 boys

Monday

Hello friends, it’s been awhile since I posted here. Things are busy but I love it 🙂 I thought to update my blog to share my daily routine and schedule with my 3 kids (ages 2-5) since we are all dealing with this virus. Schools are closed and so I’d like to share with my fellow moms out there what our day looks like and also to share some activity ideas for kids. Fyi, I have a kindergarten that I’m homeschooling only for this second semester and I also have a pre-schooler son who also do homeschooling and I have two year old son who loves to copy his big brothers 😉

7:30AM – 8:00AM Breakfast

Easy breakfast ideas? cereal lol and I do a lot of overnight oats, make ahead casserole, i love making granola cereal ahead or simply scrambled eggs, fruits, milk and bread))

8:00AM-8:30AM  Quiet time / Devotional time 

I used the book “Experiencing God Day by Day”, and sometimes, I do my BSF lesson in case I can’t do it at night. For the kids,  they love to browse Children’s Bible books like “The Action Bible

8:30AM- 9:00AM   Charts / Free Play or walking outside

I made their own charts before where they can check their “to-do list” before playing. You can see it here. They’ve been doing the chart for a year now so it helps them to know what they need to do without reminding them 10x. Basic to-do list for them are rinsing their plastic bowls or plates after breakfast, brushing their teeth, fixing their beds. This only applies for my 4 and 5 years old sons.

If we have enough time before our homeschooling, we like to have a quick walk outside so they can ride their scooters or bikes and enjoy the weather if it’s nice.

9:15AM – 10:15AM   Homeschooling with my Kindergarten

These are the curriculum we use if you like to check it out: these are the main subjects Reading, Math, Handwriting, Christian (Mardel store has tons of amazing activity books for kids or you can use Pinterest for other DIY activities or free printables. I have my  Pinterest board called “Christ-centered activities” for some ideas).

I’m a Filipino so I want my children to learn my native language called “Tagalog” as well, so I do Filipino subject 3 to 4x a week, I used a curriculum from this Filipino site. I only add the reading method like the one we are using from English curriculum.

10:15AM – 11:00AM Homeschooling with my Pre-K 

Main subjects are Reading, Math, Christian.

Same thing for my 4 year old, we do Filipino 3 to 4x a week.

When I do homeschooling on each of my eldest son, one of them entertains my 2 year old son. They are so sweet to him <3

11:00AM – 11:40AM  Free Time 

This is the time they will play together while I’m taking a break; comb my hair, brush my teeth, fix our bed, and maybe response to a 2 day old text from a friend lol. I also use this time to prep lunch too.

11:40AM – 12:15PM Lunch Time

12:15PM – 12:45PM Play with the kids

This time is to bond with my kids and play duplo lego or puzzles or maybe hide and seek. I always pushed myself to have time to bond with my 3 boys because honestly, I prefer to clean all the mess in our kitchen this time. But like my husband says in his Youtube channel , as a parent we should have time to bond with our kid/s at least 15 minutes a day to build parent-child relationship and improves child’s behavior. You can watch Brent’s episode called ” Special Time: Better Behavior and a Closer Bond in Just 15 minutes a day!”.

12:45PM -1:00PM Ready for naptime / quiet time

We read books together. My 2 and 4 year old sons still nap while my 5 year old has a quiet time in the playroom (sometimes, he can take a nap if he’s tired). For me,  this is the time I finally start cleaning the dining area, kitchen and check my cleaning chart

and if I have time, I’ll do a hobby like painting or simply just re-arranging our house (again)

3:30PM – 4:00PM – Snack time

Easy snacks? popcorn, pretzels, fruits, string cheese, raisins or maybe their leftover lunch food 😉

4:00PM – 4:30PM – Outdoor play or art crafts

Art craft and activity ideas are endless in Pinterest. Here are my favorite boards: DIY for kids / other DIY ART

4:30PM – 5:30PM Dinner prep 

This is the time I prepare for dinner. The kids sometimes are in their playroom, playing legos, cars, beyblades and marbles.  Although, I try to encourage them to play in the backyard as much as possible (if weather permits) because you know, it’s nice to play outdoor and also it’s nice to cook when it is quiet 😉

5:30 or 6:00PM Family dinner time 

6:30PM – 7:10PM My husband plays with the kids or we do family walk

7:10PM – 7:40 PM Bedtime Prep

Clean up the toys, bathtime, read stories, prayer and sing a Christian song

HOPEFULLY by 8PM we put our kids to bed!

 

I love routine and schedule because I really like to know what’s the next thing to do. I think this is important for me as a mom of three kids so that i can prepare and to lessen being overwhelmed. Of course, everyday is different and sometimes kids can be challenging for a day; there will be crying, fighting etc. That’s why I need to be flexible if that happens 🙂

 

I hope this post helps and gives you some ideas. Let me know if you have any easy and fun activity ideas for kids. Please share below so others can learn it too 🙂

 

“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ”

Philippians 3: 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “My daily routine with my 3 boys”

  1. Mary Leigh says:

    I love this, Em! We also use Math Lessons for a Living Education.

    We’re working on getting into a similar routine over here!

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