Preschool Homeschool Routine (Free Printable)

This week we added a work for my older son (3.5) to our “Morning Time” routine. At the end of “Circle Time” we typically have a snack that I prepare. I’ve been working hard to find ways to give my boys the freedom to choose when and how much (to a degree) of a snack they’d like to have at some point during the day. So, for example, I placed a container filled with crackers within their reach, for them to access when they feel hungry. This week, my older son’s job became the “Preparer of Snack” using a Practical Life Apple Slicing Tray. So, below was our routine on Monday. We have “Circle Time” two mornings a week at this point.

8:45am: Circle Time* Begins

Intro: “Wiggle your fingers like this, Hello, Hello, How Do You Do, You wiggle your fingers like this…”

Calendar: Song & Calendar

Movement: The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Learning Cards

New Work:Red Cap to Christmas Tree Tong Transfer

Geography: Reviewed Continents with Earth Model & Continent Song

Science: Read Clouds book (prep for Three Types of Clouds activity)

Literacy: Whales by Gail Gibbons with Whale Stuffed Animal Prop & Safari Whales Figurines

Language: Reviewed Numbers & Basic Language using Chinese Blocks (We did a Virtual Chinese Story time via Youtube later that day too)

Snack: Apple Slices Prepared by J for ne & his younger brother

10am: Finished up with Snack


*I coin this time in our week “Circle Time” but often the boys move their bodies to explore and learn as, hopefully, something we’re doing inspires them. Here is a free homeschool schedule for preschoolers printable of the document I use to organize us.

**Our “Invitations to Play” this week included holiday coloring pages from Kids Activities Blog, a mini fake Christmas tree with basket of ornaments to decorate, a red and green feather basket at a small table covered with contact paper and a “work in progress” land form mold I’m attempting to create to dig deeper (ha!) into Land Forms.

Please keep in mind that my 2 year old was engaged maybe 50% of the time. He really enjoyed the Tong Transfer and building a “house” with their Chinese blocks.

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Marnie began Carrots Are Orange in 2010 after the birth of her first son. Carrots Are Orange is a Montessori inspired learning and living blog for parents and educators. She hails from Maine, a wonderfully down to earth place to grow up. Marnie moved to the west coast in 1999, currently living east of Seattle with her husband and three young boys. She is pursuing Montessori certification. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, PBS Kids, BabyCenter, the Melissa & Doug blog, and


  1. Jessica Bigthumb says

    I’m a stay at home mom and have been researching and studying all sorts of curriculums for my almost 3 year old and almost 4 year old.
    thank you for the free schedule !

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