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Easy Evening Routine Jar (+ Printable!)

Sep 19, 2017

The school year is officially underway and though we’ve been rocking our mornings with the help of our morning routine jar, our evenings haven’t been quite as efficient or easy, and so an evening routine jar was in order! I love little tools like this. They give kiddos a clear visual of what has been done and what needs to be done while helping them stay focused. They also encourage independence, which in my books is always a win!

Evening routine stick supplies: pencil crayons, tape, scissors, etc.


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To make an evening routine jar of your own, you’ll need:

  • evening craft stick labels printable (click and open to print)
  • pencil crayons
  • scissors
  • 9 large craft sticks
  • a glue stick
  • a small jar or cup
  • clear sticky tape (optional)

Alright, now let’s get started! If you previously put together a morning routine jar of your own, well you’re already a pro and probably really don’t need any instructions. If not, I promise it’s super simple and doable for all. Start off by clicking the image below to print!

Evening Routine Jar Craft Stick Labels

Next, invite your little one to colour the pictures.

Child colours in the printable.

Cut out each label just inside the grey dotted-lines so that they’ll fit perfectly onto your large craft sticks. This can be a job for you or a job for your little one — your choice!

Icons and Done tabs are cut with scissors.

With the labels coloured, cut out, and ready to go, use a glue stick to adhere the task labels to the tops of your craft sticks and the ‘DONE’ labels on the bottoms of the sticks. For extra durability, you can wrap the labelled portion of the sticks with clear sticky tape — up to you.

Final painted popsicle sticks with tabs glued on.

Now just pop the sticks into your jar or cup task side up and you’re ready to go! As your little one completes their tasks in the evening, they will simply flip the sticks over until all of the ‘DONE’ labels are facing up and it’s time to drift off to dreamland. 

Final popsicle sticks in a cup, ready to go!

Here’s to easy and efficient evening routines!

Article Author Jen Kossowan
Jen Kossowan

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Jen is a teacher, blogger, and mama to a spirited little lady and a preemie baby boy. She's passionate about play, loves a good DIY project, adores travelling, and can often be found in the kitchen creating recipes that meet her crunchy mama criteria. You can follow Jen on her blog, Mama.Papa.Bubba, and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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