A Day In the Life – February Edition

I thought I’d close out the month with a day in the life of my three-year-old.   After all, there is no better way to see what the Mother Goose Time curriculum in action than seeing it in action over an entire day.   So here we go…

***Thursdays are pajama days at Chaos On The Creek, so please excuse the fireman jammies.

7:00 AM Wake-Up/ Breakfast Time


8:00 AM Play/Prep Time

After everyone is fed, it is time for chores.  Once everyone is done with their responsibilities they are allowed to have free play time, while I get things ready for the day.

9:00 AM Time For School

I try to start our school day by 9:00 AM, but this isn’t set in stone.

Once I get my older kids set doing their work, I am able to move onto my little guy.

We start every morning with circle time, but the rest of our day’s schedule changes depending on what activities are planned for the day.

Today we started with the art project since it required painting, and knew it would need time to dry.  We made our own dumbells out of paper plates and black paper.

10:00 AM School Continues

Next, we moved onto our math activity.  We used our Mother Goose Time pocket cube to determine how many apples (red pompoms) to put on our magnetic boy.  This was a great counting review for my little guy.

Our suggested story for the day was Ten Apples Up On Top! by Dr. Seuss.  This was also a great time to have a quick snack, my son appropriately chose an apple.

When we were done the story, my son had fun piling the red pompoms on top of his own head.

Then we finished the morning with a round of would you rather.

10:45 AM Free Play

After we finish our morning work, I always give my kiddos plenty of free play time before and after lunch.  Today my boys requested playdough.

11:30 AM Lunch

12:30 PM Afternoon School

While my older kiddos use this time to tackle language arts and math, my little guy does a great job of occupying himself in the playroom.

Every now and then he pops in the school room to see how things are going.


2:00 PM Outside Time

My kids love playing outside and have been working on constructing a fort in our backyard over the past few weeks.  They happily donned their coats and headed outside to get some energy out.

3:00 PM School Pick Up

Time to pick up my oldest from school.


3:30 PM Back Home and More Playtime

My little guy has been working on giving up his naps over the past few months, so this is normally the time of day when he hits a wall.  This afternoon he was happy to cuddle up on the couch and let me read to him.  The rest of the afternoon was spent playing with legos, firetrucks, and watching a few episodes of Paw Patrol.


6:00 PM Dinner Time


6:30 PM Bath Time



My son’s dumbbell project from earlier was finally dry so he tested it out before heading to bed.

7:00 PM Bed Time

A great end to another wonderful day.


Please let me know if you have any questions or comments below.  See you Soon for more Chaos On the Creek.

Disclaimer:  I am so grateful to have found this curriculum and am excited to share our experiences on the blog.  In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews, Mother Goose Time has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.





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