How To Limit Electronics for Kids: A Free Printable Chart

How To Limit Electronics for Kids. It’s one of the greatest mysteries of the 21st century. Of course you could always just not introduce them in the first place but that ship sailed for us a few years ago. Since it’s too late to go off the grid, I’m bringing back this How to Limit Screen Time for Kids Summer Electronics Chart that worked great for us last year, a free printable that you too can introduce at home. “You’re Welcome Prudent Children!” HA!

Actually, my kiddos have really embraced this system. They like the independence of keeping track of their own activities as well as the variety of things they are required to do throughout the day.  I’ve even embraced the system for myself, reading and painting when they are doing their activities and doing my computer work when they are engrossed with electronics time.

Look at them drawing!

Look at them baking!

Some other adjustments we have made to our system include rules like “no electronics before 10 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon,” and “a total daily electronics limit of 2 hours.” Even if they don’t want screen time, they still have to complete their checklist for the day.


Here’s how it works.

Each week each kid gets a new printout of the sheet, which you can download and print as a PDF or JPEG. It would also be a great idea to laminate the sheet and use a dry erase marker to conserve paper. The lines at the bottom can be used to list chores for the week, positive notes for the kiddo, or rewards and allowance.

Looking for more creative projects to keep kids busy this summer? Visit our Crafting With Kids section for DIY’s like Watercolor Sno-Cone Tutorial, Cactus Pin Cushion Tutorial, and How to Make a Quick Flower Crown

We hope this helps you figure out how to limit electronics for kids at your house this Summer!

How to Limit Screen Time for Kids




What! A great idea! My kid is one but I live in Germany (im from Mexico) and here the little kids and young people are Freaks for Handys and electronics …ahhh


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Great idea. Electronics are in a way dangerous to toddlers. It’s unnatural to explore the world arround you through your smartphone or tablet. Such initiatives like yours is the only way to ensure your kids’ brain will develop its full potential. Greetings from Turkey

Kid Health Center

Wow, loved your activity chart. Till last year my LO use to be on smart phone all the time. But thank God, things have changed for good from this year. My LO has joined playway and so he loves to run around, play and colour his books … more than fiddling with a mobile in a corner of a sofa.

Emma Shettler

Love this! We do something similar but I love having it written down (less harping and reminding from me and more independence for the kiddos).


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I like this article because it’s very informative and helpful. I really love the way you put all the information in a nice organized format, so that is easy to understand!

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I am so happy that I found this article! It is full of great information on how to limit electronics for kids. I was really worried that my kids were spending too much time on their devices, but this article has helped me put limits on how much they can use each day. I would definitely recommend it to other parents!


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