Free Printable Workbox Tags

We use the Workbox System by designed Sue Patrick to structure our school day. Homeschooling is so much easier I almost feel guilty.

Our homeschool day flows without complaints.  If you are not familiar with the workbox system see the links at the bottom of this post.

Our children absolutely love moving their workbox cards from  workbox to the card. I imagine they get the same sense of accomplishment I get from marking off a checkbox on my “To Do” list.  I under-estimated how motivating this simple task has been for them.

There are two ways you can do this.  i.e. when they finish they Bible from Box 1 they remove the number “1″ or the Bible tag from the box and place it on their workbox card. (Velcro circles are on the cards to make them removable). Then they move on to the next box.

Workbox Numbers

Workbox Tags Set 1
Workbox Tags Set 2
Workbox Blank Boxes

Use the Workbox Blank Boxes as one 8.5 x 11 page laminated or use as three strips held together by king ring.

My boys do so well knowing what expected of them, they have asked for schedule cards for non-school time! Our 8 year -old is an OCD type so this is something I would expect from him but it was my ten year old that asked me to make him a “routine” page for Saturday and Sunday activities. So I made this third set of tags for non-school time.  They use a bank box page and these cards to plan their weekends.

Hey, it counts. Life Skills– Don’t wish someone would have taught you to schedule at age 8?

Workboxes Work for Us

As long as I keep up my end–filling the boxes–our homeschool day flows quick and easy. If I don’t fill up the boxes the night before I have the boys read a loud to me while I fill them in the morning. Eventially I hope to only fill boxes once a week. I have a plan I’ll blog about if it works.

I keep finding ways to cut time. This week I realized I can sweep my family room and dining room while I listen to them read.  I put flash cards in the 6th box so they can do them while I am preparing lunch.

Download Free Workbox Printables (PDF) ( laminate)

Are you using workboxes? How is working for your family? If you would like more printables just let me know in the comments.

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    Amy Roberts says:

    RT @heartofwisdom: Printable Workbox Tags @RelishingLife @TDTWblogroll @Memories2Write @raising_arrows

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    Amy Roberts says:

    RT @heartofwisdom: New Post: Free Printable Workbox Tags #homeschool

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    RT @heartofwisdom: Free Printable HOmeschool Workbox Tags

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    stitchblade says:

    RT @heartofwisdom: Free Printable HOmeschool Workbox Tags

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    Heather says:

    Thanks for letting me know about your workbox tags. These will be great with CM.

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    admin says:

    Thanks Heather. The URL had an extra character. All fixed now.

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    Thanks for the new tags. I like changing them up a bit. I think I will assign the older two to create some winter ones.

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    Michelle says:

    I love your CM tags! And the G.I.Joes – my boys will love that!

    I need to see a thread about what to do when the boxes are not working anymore, help!

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    Honey says:

    Hi Robin,

    These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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    Anita says:


    I can never thank you enough for how you have encouraged myself and my husband regarding our desired method of homeschooling! We have prayed for direction and the Lord has answered our prayers through Hearts Of Wisdom.

    Also, I was searching for a site with tags to use with our new workbox system. I just “happened” to check your blog to see if there were any new posts, and guess what I found, workbox tags! WOOHOOO! LOL.

    Thanks for everything that you do! You are truly a HUGE blessing to our family. You have made an eternal impact here, which I believe will continue for generations! :)

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    Sara says:

    I’ve been reading your posts on organization and using workboxes. I haven’t heard of this system before. It is really interesting and could be the answer I’m looking for! Thank you so much for the many printable downloads. I love your blog!

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    Robin – I just love your site and all you’re doing. What a blessing to so many…and now to me!! Have printed out all of your workbox printables and bought my velcro today! Have been laminating like crazy and loving every minute of it! Can’t wait to try it all out. Again, thanks for your inspiration and for sharing His love.


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    McMama says:

    Just LOVE these printables and your website!! So glad I found you!!!

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    Cindy says:

    I love the worbox idea and am starting it with my kindergartener this year. Thanks for the subject tags since these seem a lot more “fun” and attractive than plain numbers.
    I’m wondering: you mentioned in your above blog entry that there were two ways to do the workboxes. Then you state one way, but I don’t see where you explain the other. Am I missing something? What is the other way? Just curious…

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    jenny says:

    How do you manage the snack time?
    We school down in our basement and kitchen is upstairs. If each child reached their snack time at different parts of the day, I would not be able to supervise.

    Do you just use non-crumbly snacks, like bananas or grapes? I would not mind if they chowed down on somethng like a banana while watching their school videos.

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    Heather says:

    What a great idea! I am using these with my Kindergartener by laminating and putting velcro on the back. She absolutely loves them. However, I discovered that there is no “math” subject. Is that something you could add?

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