Daily Schedule to Keep Sane During the Coronavirus

Here is a free daily block schdeule for you to use to help keep you sane during this coronavirus thing or during the summer.

With all the craziness that is happening in our country right now with the coronavirus I thought it would be helpful to make a daily block schedule for my kiddos and I.

We found out yesterday that all of the public schools in Utah are having a soft closing. It’s like a 2 week spring break. Minus all the parks, library’s, vacations, play dates, and interactions with friends and family.

In order to keep my sanity I made a daily schedule in blocks of times to help us stay on track and not get lost in days of randomness.

Because days with all of our kiddos at home can be long I am hoping this will help.

Some of the blocks or things we will be doing during these times are:

  • breakfast
  • daily list
  • school work
  • playing outside
  • snacks
  • lunch
  • dinner
  • family time
  • quiet time or naps

I understand that not everyone will have or need the exact same schedule as my family and me, but I’ve included a free download of our daily schedule. I have it broken down in blocks of time. There are words and pictures (my kiddo’s ages range from 2-8).

I have also included a free blank block schedule that you can fill in yourself. 🙂 You’re welcome. Haha


I’ll be working on list of things that my kiddos can do during some of the blocks. As I finish them, I’ll update and add them there. So keep checking back to see what has been added.

In my prior life at a first grade teacher I know how important it is to have consistency with kiddos. In this time of weirdness I know it will be important for us to maintain some consistency.

I am not an expect in anything related to coronavirus but here are some things that I have read, learned, or know about being prepared:

  • Panicking will not help! People stay calm!
  • The precautions being taken are going to help the virus from taking over and will save lives!
  • Stay home and away from people if you are sick or feeling any of the symptoms.
  • Teach your children the proper way to wash hands, clean up after themselves, and get into a daily habit of cleaning/wiping down commonly used surfaces.
  • We have some emergency preparedness and food storage. I am counting this as a good learning experience to know where we need to step it up and get more serious about food storage and emergence preparedness.
  • Please think of others in this time: elderly, those with underling health issues and serve them. Don’t buy everything in the store, leave some for everyone.
  • Stay positive and calm. Children will feed off of your energy: positive or negative. Be a good example to them.

Okay, now that I’m off my soap box… haha… but really! You guys, I have anxiety and I am feeling pretty calm about things. Call me crazy, it is weird for me.

Let me know how you plan to stay sane during this crazy time of the coronavirus. Are you going to start a daily schedule?

Xxx, Steph

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  1. Your daily schedule is adorable!! I taught one year of 3rd grade (and was like, “get me out of here!”) and I now reside in grade 8 (thankfully). I am always so impressed when elementary school teachers design something, because it is so drastically different than what happens in the upper middle levels. Thank you for such a great resource!

  2. What a wonderful list! Thank you for breaking it into chunks and including a blank one for those with different types of schedules.

  3. I have been concerned with having my chatty 9 yr old step daughter home all day with my job requiring me to work from home with all this going on. But I was able to get a lot of school practice sheets and we are working on a routine to follow now. There will definitely be scheduled momma time for myself when my husband is home with our 1.5 year old son.

  4. As the parent of a 4 year old and twin infant sons, our schedule has been a little intense since the virus restrictions hit our area, so we’re trying to get things into some kind of order, great tips to try to help us do just that. Thank you!

  5. I’m a big planner too and always have lists that I’m working on completing so I am very much looking forward to all of this social distancing and self-quarantining. I could do this for months! haha

  6. Time blocking can help you be so effective with your time. Thanks for breaking this down for people to help them feel more productive and in control during this time.

  7. I agree that being organized and staying calm and positive will help everyone weather this time better. It may not be easy (especially for those of you with little ones) but it could be so much worse. Great tips for making the best of this time!

  8. This is a crazy time for sure! I am a teacher and we are out for 3 weeks, but our school is doing distance learning. So it is a learning experience for us all! Just trying to prioritize my time with work, blogging, and other things to get g egg one each day! Thanks for the schedule idea!

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