Making a Daily Schedule

Posted by Webmaster on 6/6/2018

Summertime is a great time to help children with career-related skills. Here’s an activity parents can do with their children.

Have children make a schedule for their day. Planning is a life skill and the ability to plan is something that can be learned. Ask the child to plan a family fun day and plan a regular day. Have children plan each hour starting with the time they wake up until their bedtime. A sample schedule could look like this:

  • 7:00 a.m.: Wake up
  • 8:00 a.m.: Get dressed and make bed
  • 9:00 a.m.: Leave for summer camp
  • 10:00 a.m.: Play with friends at summer camp
  • 11:00 a.m.: Do art class
  • 12:00 p.m.: Lunch time
  • 1:00 p.m.: Swim
  • 2:00 p.m.: Swim
  • 3:00 p.m.: Snack and play time
  • 4:00 p.m.: Mom picks up from camp
  • 5:00 p.m.: Play with friends
  • 6:00 p.m.: Supper
  • 7:00 p.m.: Bath time
  • 8:00 p.m.: Story time and bedtime


Once children are able to plan their schedule, parents should talk about their own job and job schedule. This helps students know how adults use a schedule and plan in their job. In August, parents can talk about their child’s school schedule and some of the ways planning can help them in school.

For more information or for more activities for the summer, visit Vocational Information Center's Career Exploration Guides and Resources for Younger Children. The site lists many different career activities for students, including coloring pages and occupation-specific sites.