Create structure in the chaos of your after school routine with this easy DIY color clock for kids. This surprisingly easy craft creates a customized routine clock for kids to help them visualize time more accurately, plan ahead and stay on their schedule! This kids color block schedule idea has been one of Kids Activities Blog’s most popular articles and shared hundreds of thousands of times across Facebook and Pinterest.

After school routine chart with homemade color coded clock - kids clock shown with color blocked schedule for after school including homework, play time, dinner, bath, bedtime all in different colors on school clock
Use color blocks as a template for your child’s after school routine on this kids clock!

DIY After School Routine Clock with Color Blocks

This kids clock is color-coded so that kids can easily follow along and know what task they should be working on even if they aren’t fully able to read a clock. Having structure in the evenings after school helps develop an easier bedtime routine, which is essential for kids. Kids brains are working overtime, so make things as easy as possible for them!

Related: DIY Paper Plate Clock Craft for Kids Learning How to Tell Time 

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How to Make a Kids Clock for After School Routine

Supplies Needed to Customize Kids Schedule Clock

How to make the schedule clock for Kids

Step 1

Remove the back off the clock so that you can access the face.

glass of the clock removed and colored using markers with each color corresponding to the particular activity
Make this easy schedule clock using just markers

Step 2

Use the markers to color sections of time for the different activities.

Our After School Schedule is:

  • 4-5 pm Homework Time
  • 5-6 pm Play Time
  • 6-7 pm Dinner Time
  • 7-7:30 pm Bath Time
  • 7:30-8:30 pm Bed Time
schedule clock is completed with the color coding using markers
Isn’t this after school hack so cool?

Step 3

Put the glass back on the clock.

clock craft is displayed along with after school routine chart
Display the schedule clock with the after school routine chart for easy reference.

Step 4

Print off your list of activities for after school routine and color around each section to correspond with the colored section on your schedule clock.

Make sure to hang your list of after school routine chart below the clock for easy access. I love how simple and quick this clock craft is.

Morning & Evening Schedule Clocks for Kids

Create another clock for the am. Hang them side by side so you have the am version and the pm version next to each other.

The morning kids schedule could include: wake up, breakfast, brush teeth, catch bus…etc!

What is your family’s after school routine?

Yield: 1

Kids Schedule Clock

clock craft is displayed along with after school routine chart

Create this simple kids schedule clock to visually display time block of your child's routine to make keeping everyone on track each day a breeze.

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $15


  • Wall clock with plain face
  • Permanent markers in multiple colors
  • Your activity schedule


  1. Remove the back of the wall clock so that you can access the face without obstacles.
  2. Use different color permanent markers to create time blocks and color sections for your after school schedule.
  3. Replace the glass and back of the clock.
  4. Create a clock schedule that is coordinated by color to the schedule clock and hang below.


How did your kids schedule clock turn out? Are there things you added that we missed? Please add your comments about the routine clock below…

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  1. We have adapted this kids routine clock idea for so many different applications – you can also add removable blocks of color if you want to switch it out or change the schedule key.

  2. Thanks. Great idea. I would change mine to have playtime first before homework. But I read that they need a break and exercise after school for an hour before homework to help them focus. Thanks for the idea.