{FREE PRINTABLE} After School Checklist for Kids

Good morning and welcome back to another beautiful day for crafting! We’re excited to participate in another fabulous Design Team Challenge with Pause Dream Enjoy! We have linked up at this blog for a while now and always find inspiration browsing the wonderful projects posted, both from the Design Team members and the linky party participants! Be sure to jump over and link up your very own project for the world to see!

Pause Dream Enjoy Creative Team Member Design Team www.pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com Pause Dream Enjoy Linky Party Kids Theme Design Team

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s take a look at Pause Dream Enjoy and what they have going on this week! And lucky you, the theme for this linky party is {KIDS!} I just know there will be tons of cute projects to oogle over!  Here is the project we prepared for your inspiration… a {FREE PRINTABLE} After School Checklist for Kids!

Free Printable After School Checklist for Kids - My Paper Craze

To start with, I designed the checklist in completely in Silhouette Studio.  I was really torn between the white and black backgrounds, so I made both!  The design is really simple and can be given a totally different look by just changing the fonts.  When I imagined a kid’s checklist, of course it had to be on old school kindergarten-style lined alphabet paper.  I wanted my title to stand out, of course, so I used the rounded rectangle tool to make the background for the title.  I then made the boxes going down the right side with the rectangle tool (filled with white) then created an offset and filled it with black to make the frame.  After all that it was just a matter of choosing what fonts I wanted to use and size the words to fit the lines.  I also made a pretty amazing discovery… did you notice the fun little images at the bottom of the page?  That’s a dingbat font — our first one!  Every letter you type gives you a different image.  How much fun is that!?!  Below is a list of the free fonts I used, all available at DaFont.com.

Back To School

Veteran Typewriter

School Days


You can use these printables a number of ways.  You could print them daily but ink can get expensive.  You can put it in a frame with the glass and make your checkmarks with a dry erase marker.  It will easily wipe right off.  I chose to leave the glass out of my frame and cut the squares glossy vinyl!  Works like a charm, too!

{FREE PRINTABLE} After School Checklist for Kids by My Paper Craze
And without further delay, the real reason you are here… the {FREE PRINTABLES!}  Just click on the corresponding image for your free file download!  Enjoy!

{FREE PRINTABLE} After School Checklist for Kids by My Paper Craze{FREE PRINTABLE} After School Checklist for Kids by My Paper Craze

Don’t forget to check out our other amazing Ready for School posts…

DIY Personalized School Supplies Roundup by My Paper Craze

{FREE PRINTABLE} First Day of School Photo Prop Sign by My Paper Craze




  1. Janis

    Cool idea!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Janis!

  2. Ana Lynn

    They look awesome! I am in the process of doing something similar for my kiddos too! Love the fonts and the dingbats too!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Ana! I’ll be playing with the dingbats more. They’re so much fun.

  3. Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness

    This is really cute! I love the idea of printing it off and making it into a white board erasable checklist. My little one won’t be in school for a few years, but pinning this so I can have it for later! Visiting from The Makers. 🙂

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Amanda!

  4. Heather

    Love your printables! I am pinning and printing your Back to School printable to help the kids.

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Heather! I’m using it for my boys to help me stay on top of things. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Amy | Canary Street Crafts

    This is such a great idea!! I’m big on getting everything ready the night before school. We would never make it out the door if we didn’t! This is a great way to get the kids involved and make sure you don’t forget anything, and I love that you made it erasable!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Amy! I have 3 kids and we both work so it gets pretty crazy around here. I’ll take all the help I can get from my boys to help me stay on top of things. We appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to comment.

  6. Melinda @Home.Made.Interest

    Stopping by from Wednesday Round-Up link party. Great idea! There is always something I miss before heading to bed. Having a daily checklist is so helpful. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Nana

    What a cute and fun project.


    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Nana! We’re going to try this and see if it helps.

  8. Sharon

    What an awesome idea!!! Wish I had of had something like this when mine were at home and in school. 🙂

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Sharon! I hope it helps with the chaos of 3 kids. lol

  9. Mandee Thomas

    Stopping by from the Bloggers Brags Link Up. Super cute printable 😀 If you would like to, I would LOVE for you to share it with my “Free Printables” Google Plus Community! goo.gl/RPWDbD

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Mandee! I would love to link up to “free Printables”. Thanks for the reminder!

  10. Elizabeth

    So fun!! Off to see the other printable. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Astrid

    Great project. I’ve never worked with the Silhouette studio.

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Astrid! I appreciate you stopping by.

  12. Erica Brooks

    Great printout. Pinned 🙂

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Erica!

  13. Mandy, Barbie Bieber and Beyond

    I really need this!! My mornings are what I would describe as organised chaos!!
    Thanks for linking up!

  14. Rebekah @survivingtoddlerhood

    So cute! I love this! We will homeschool our boys, but I still think it would be good to have a checklist similar to this to make sure we are all ready for the next school day. Thanks for linking up in the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! I’m featuring your printable tomorrow as part of a back to school theme. Also I’m pinning this to our group boards. 🙂

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Wow, thanks so much Rebekah for the feature and the pin! Thanks for hosting such a fun party!

  15. Adrian

    Another awesome printable! Thanks for sharing them at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party!

  16. Megan Walker

    Cute! I can see a kid loving to check off each task before bed : )

  17. Jennifer Dawn

    What a great printable! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Clare

    Love this printable – I think I like the white on black best as it has that chalkboard school room feel to it 🙂

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Clare! I prefer the black for a chalkboard look too.

  19. Erlene

    So cute and a great way to get the kids to be more responsible. Pinned. Thanks for sharing this printable on Merry Monday.

  20. Carie Spence

    Love printables. Def printing the after school checklist for my daughter. She likes to have her to-do list written out for her. Makes her feel like a “big” girl 😉

  21. Kristina & Millie

    great printable! So happy to see READ is first – that is so important!! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  22. Bonnie @ The Pin Junkie

    Cute printable and a great way to keep an organized after school routine! This is being featured in a back to school roundup at The Pin Junkie today at http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2014/08/back-to-school-ideas.html

  23. Cathy @ Our Mini Family

    Happy Sunday! Hope you’re having a FABULOUS weekend–just wanted to swing by and give you a huge “Thank you!” for linking up at Bewitchin Projects last week–and we’ve already got the party started again today, so be sure to come link up again here: http://www.ourminifamily.com/2014/08/bewitchin-projects-block-party-week-5.html

    ~Cathy Mini~

  24. Liz O

    Thanks for sharing, this is such a neat idea and great help for me 😉
    Have a wonderful day!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Liz!

  25. Lauren

    Great idea! My son loves checklists, so this is a good way for me to know that he got everything done once I get home from work! #merrymondaylinkup

  26. jamila

    thank you for being a lovely mother and this will be helpful for me by the time i will get my own chidren

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Jamila!

  27. Alana @ ihaveafutureandahope.com

    Thank you for offering these, these are great. I’m going to be printing the black version of these and use these daily with my 3 school age kiddos. I found you on C’mon get Crafty. Thanks!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Alana! I’m so glad you’ll be able to use the printable.

  28. Kelly of Simply Kelly Designs

    Great idea! My daughter has he own before and after school checklists. She is a list maker like her mom! 🙂

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