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Free Printable Bedtime Routine Chart For Kids

Free Printable Bedtime Routine Chart For Kids

This Night Time Routine Checklist will change everything! Use the chart with kids from toddlers to teens to establish strong bedtime habits.

Do you dread putting your kids to bed every night? Is it a terribly slow and painful process? Do you constantly have to nag them to move from one task to the next?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, or if you’d like your child to start being more independent with their existing routine, we have a great tool for you to try.

Our free printable Bedtime Routine Chart will help your child establish a strong natural routine before they go to bed. Not only will it reduce the hand holding and time spent getting them tucked in for the night, but it will give them a sense of accomplishment, and having this structured routine will ultimately result in them falling asleep faster too.

This free checklist is completely customizable to your family’s night time routine, and visually shows your child what tasks they need to do next.

Your kids can easily stay on track, and work towards completing their chart by themselves. This will relieve a lot of stress for you both, and help set-up a more relaxed, calming environment that leads to sleep!

Pin for when you’re ready for smoother, quicker bed times:

what you get (for free!)

The Bedtime Routine Printable includes everything you see here: the chart template that you’ll use to build your child’s routine, plus the task cards.

The chart comes in two colors (purple and aqua), and 2 sizes. You can choose from the regular Letter size (8.5″ x 11”) that’s easy to print at home, or opt for the larger Ledger size (11” x 17”) that some at-home printers can handle, or can be uploaded to an online printing service.

There are over 20 task cards that include the most common night time tasks like getting on pajamas, brushing teeth, washing up and picking clothes for the next day.

We’ve also included lots of blank task cards so you can add anything you’d like to create a customized night time routine for each child.

How it works

First, you’ll need to grab the free printable – simply fill in your email below and we’ll send an easy-to-print PDF copy straight to your inbox:

Print the chart color your child prefers + all of the task cards. We recommend printing on a thicker stock paper so it can handle some wear ‘n’ tear. Alternatively, if you have one of these handy laminators, you could laminate the chart and cards!

For the next step you’ll need these Velcro stickers. Attach one side to the task card, and one side to the chart. Just make sure that you don’t mix and match the sides (ie. the “hook” side should always be on the chart, and the “furry” side should always be on the cards) so you can easily move the cards around.

Now you can start building your child’s night time routine on the “To Do” side.

Place the cards in order so they can quickly transition from one task to the next. If you need more spaces for tasks, we’ve included a 2nd chart that you can stack below.

Instruct your child to move the task card from the “To Do” side, to the “Done” side once they have completed it.

And once all the cards are on the “Done” side, tuck them in and congratulate them for completing their bedtime routine!

The more they complete the tasks, the easier they will become, until one day, they won’t need the chart at all! It will just have become their established routine.

If you haven’t already downloaded the template, add your email to the box below and we’ll send it to you right away:

Need help with your morning routine too? Grab our free printable Morning Routine Chart here!
boy eating breakfast looking at morning routine chart

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6 Comments

  1. Rehab

    Thank you so much for the free morning and night routine charts. It’s bright and colorful. I love that the kids get to move what they’re done with to the “Done” list.
    Thank you so much!

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  2. Paola Rodrigez

    I love it! Thank you!
    Sleeping at night is a constant problem for us. The baby is the most restless sleeper, and even getting him to go to bed is something impossible. I think he will be interested in this routine pattern and follow it. I really hope so!

    Reply
  3. Jordan

    Hello! I printed the morning printable; however, I do not see a box here to enter my email address for the evening one. Am I just missing it? Is there something else I shoudl do?

    Reply
    • whatmomslove

      Hi Jordan – the evening printable is on a separate post. You can find it here: https://whatmomslove.com/kids/printable-bedtime-routine-chart/

      Reply
  4. Laura Heuschel

    thank you! thank you! you made my life so much easier

    Reply
    • whatmomslove

      Yay! You are so welcome!

      Reply

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