I thought that having to cut out all of the little squares would be really time consuming, but it didn't take me long to type every thing up on the computer, print them out and cut them up. Using all the little squares allowed me to rearrange the activities until I came up with something that I thought would work and if nap times change or something isn't working it is easy to move the squares to a different time. I LOVE this book and would recommend it to any homeschooling family. At first I thought I would find it too restrictive, but it provides us with just enough structure that we can get every thing done that we need too and still have time for all the fun stuff too. It also allows me to tell the kids, "no this isn't the time for t.v. or computer because we are scheduled to do ____." and the kids understand that they will get their turn when it is time. :) We even managed to get to story time at the library which all four k-kids love and our schedule still worked.
Each of the colors is a different family member (except Shawn...he seems to always be busy and able to manage his time without my help).