Homeschool Checklists

Homeschool Checklists

As we all adjust to virtual school or homeschooling our kids, I wanted to share the checklists I put together for the kids to provide some structure to the weekdays. We originally tried a block schedule, and that didn’t seem to work well for everyone. People wanted the ability to do what they wanted in the time they wanted, but I wanted the kids to also be accountable to chores and school related learning so that they could entertain themselves and have accomplished things during the day.

So here are the current versions I have for a 4th grader and preschooler. My 2 year old follows along with what my Preschooler does, but he also takes a nap at some point typically.

4th Grader

  • Get up
  • Make bed
  • Brush teeth
  • Get dressed
  • Eat breakfast
  • Math practice (>30 minutes – Prodigy)
  • Spanish practice (>30 minutes – DuoLingo)
  • Creative time: art, write creative story, craft, paint by numbers, work on skit, sew masks to donate, tracing, (look in binder for more ideas)
  • Science: Pinterest science experiments, mysterydoug.com, kids.nationalgeographic.com, etc. (>30 minutes)
  • Social Studies: https://www.historyforkids.net/ (>20 minutes)
  • Write 1 paragraph on documentary/virtual field trip (Typing practice)
  • Handwriting – write a card to a family member to sends or calligraphy 
  • Reading (>20 minutes) 
  • Watch documentary, virtual field trip, or educational show (Bill Nye, Good Eats, Mechanics for Kids, etc)
  • >30 minutes outside time or online workout (Gym time)
  • 1 chore/day
  • WIN Time – work on family trip project planning 
  • Music – practice piano/singing (>20 minutes)
  • Leadership project – plan, coordinate, and put together a family activity (game night, party, field day, recipe, etc.)

Check all boxes to get Kids Messenger time at night!!!

Bedtime routine:

  • Put laundry away
  • Pajamas
  • Brush teeth
  • Shower (every other night)



  • Get dressed
  • Eat breakfast
  • Count X number of Legos for the day (Counting)
  • Reading/audiobooks (Language)
  • Karate (classes W and Th at 3 pm)
  • Homework – write name and 1 workbook page (writing, shapes, colors)
  • Happy Numbers (Math)
  • Watch any Seesaw videos posted from school
  • Play to Learn Preschool virtual circle time
  • Craft/Creative Project – practice cutting with scissors (Art)
  • Music? – listen to music, make songs, virtual orchestra concerts
  • Spanish? (DuoLingo)
  • Gym time outside (Exercise)
  • Virtual field trip/documentary (Science, History, Geography learning)
  • Science – Mechanics for Kids, Bill Nye, science experiments, Good Eats or cooking, gardening
  • Videos – Imaginext/shows if everything else is checked off (Fun)
  • 1 chore per day – pick up toys, sweeping, etc. 


  • Bath every other night
  • Eat dinner
  • Clean up room and put away laundry

Pre-K Competencies for the Year

  • Shapes and Patterns
  • Numbers – counting, identify numbers, measure, sort/compare/categorize
  • Colors
  • Alphabet
  • Fine Motor Skills – scissors, building, writing letters and name, draw a picture of himself
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Social Skills and Independence – manners, clean up toys, talk about your day
  • Imaginative and Cooperative Play – Legos, skits, write stories, parties
    • Parties: New Years, Valentines, St. Patty’s, Easter, Birthdays, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas

Activity Inspiration

  • Highlights magazines
  • Play outside
  • Forts and monsters game
  • Bake – brownies and ice cream party
  • Sparklestories.com/CADLtales
  • Scholastic.com
  • Painting – paint by numbers
  • Lego Masters – Lego creations
  • Coloring books
  • Reading
  • Homework activities
  • Superhero battles
  • Karate at home
  • Put together play (Girl Gang) – script, songs (write music and lyrics), set, costumes, makeup, props, videotape performance, learn how to edit videos
  • Learn budgeting and meal planning
  • Craft project – playroom
  • Coding games
  • Board games
  • Deep clean different rooms
  • Purge playroom of unneeded toys
  • karaoke /dance to music
  • Family holiday party (Easter, St. Patty’s, etc.)
  • Volcano
  • Decorations for family member’s birthday parties
  • Meditate
  • Make a car track
  • Big Life Journal
  • Gratitude – list 3 things we are grateful for
  • Baby shark party – print coloring pages
  • Storybook Weaver
  • Write a children’s book
  • Movie party (popcorn)
  • Chores
  • Take an electric car down the street
  • Walk to QD or local coffee shop
  • Bike
  • Youtube yoga video
  • Chopped competition
  • Cupcake Wars
  • Make vision boards
  • Virtual field trips
  • Paper mache – pinata
  • Tracing
  • Crochet
  • Knitting
  • Sewing
  • Pinterest ideas for crafts
  • Paint with toilet paper rolls or cotton balls
  • Plant a garden – (science project) research the plant types, how to grow the plants and what they need, make a report on observations as they grow
  • Scavenger hunts outside
  • Collage cutting with scissors
  • Projects to send to family members
  • Geocaching
  • FCRR.com
  • Art for Kids Hub – Youtube



Hope these help!

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