Mini Schedule

Show steps of an activity.

When to use: 

  • Use to show the individual steps of an activity or routine. 
  • Use to help students and staff follow steps consistently. 
  • Use as a reminder of the appropriate order of steps. 

How to use: 

  1. Break the task down into steps. 
  2. Create a cue card strip with a visual and text for each step. 
  3. Place the laminated mini schedule where students can easily see it while performing the task or activity (e.g.- put a hand washing mini schedule above the sink or include a mini schedule with a structured work system). 
  4. Adjust and fade the steps as needed. 


  • Mini schedules can be made so that students can pull individually laminated cards off of a velcro strip and move them to a second strip or place them in a “finished box” to keep track of which step they are on. This may work well with a structured work system where the order can be changed as needed to provide variety.