I put together a laminated daily schedule sheet with laminated activities and velcro to put them all on the schedule. I opted not to use pictures, mostly because I didn't want to spend time doing it, and it would have made the activity cards too long and too... well... cluttered. I used an outline-style font and colored them in myself and glued them onto black cardstock before laminating (cute, huh?)
I didn't have any popsicle sticks (we make our own popsicles) or I would have used that system. I did have enough sticks for a system that I hung in the office to manage screen-time- similar to our chore envelopes. I give her about 50 minutes a day to start with (in 10's and 20's), though it often disappears throughout the day as she chooses to spend time doing other things. Like somersaults. When we're trying to leave to go somewhere. Now.
I know this will all stop working after a few months, but at least when we're ready to come back it will be there. Taunting me. Haunting me. But ready for me. Remember: the key is to do what will work for you and your family: figuring this out seems to be the hard part. What system works for you? Why is it so darn important, anyway? (my husband would probably like to know why I can spend hours on this little project but the kitchen remains a disaster) Share your thoughts!