Visual Routines

Visual Routines

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Visual Routines

Young children’s brains encode information in pictures, so visual routines help your home or classroom run more safely, smoothly, and cooperatively. Use the directions and cards provided here to create visual routines for your children or students. For young children, use no more than six steps.


  • 1 (with help) and up

Helps with

  • Safety
  • Responsibility
  • Organization
  • Order


  • Classrooms
  • Parent Nights
  • Staff Training
  • Home Use


  • Instructions
  • Eight 8.5x11” single-sided printouts


  • Scissors
  • Tape or Velcro
  • Camera (ideally instant-print) or Drawing Materials
  • Printed Visual Routine pages

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Examples of this Resource in Use

  • To learn more about this resource, visit Shubert’s Classroom in Shubert’s School and click on Daily Routines. View photos of visual routines, as well as videos of visual daily schedules.