Our youngest child takes Taekwondo, and one of the things his Master / teacher has each child in class do is write down their goals for the coming years. This teaches the children accountability, setting them up for future successes (or sometimes failures), while allowing them to understand that reaching your goals can sometimes take hard work. I love the idea so much, as I believe it is a future step towards helping my children become positive men and women that can be responsible, contributing adults in society.
As I was personally looking towards the New Year, and thinking about any goals or resolutions I wanted to make, I thought about this exercise my proud little orange belt did in class. While some of the goals were silly, like each more chicken wings…others were true things to learn, like: ‘wash my own hair’, ‘make my bed’, ‘write neater’, ‘be a better listener’. All things that would take time to accomplish, and hopefully master. Which is when I realized…
Our kids should set goals for the New Year too!
I set to work on creating a PDF download to help our kids be able to set their own goals and resolutions, in a journal / book format. This is a kid friendly journal that you can simply print out as a PDF download file. The journal works for kids who don’t yet know how to write, all the way up to pre-teens.
Kids New Years Goals Journal
Offered with 3 different covers, the inside of each journal is almost exactly the same (outside of a different colored inspiration quote at the end of the book). It is meant to help kids set goals for themselves, that are within their ability to reach. I gave this book to each of my children yesterday, and they were super excited to get started on it. This is not something meant to do in one sitting, but perhaps by working on one page each day they can move forward positively and confidently.
To download the kids resolution journal, simply click the link below and print.
How to make the kids New Years Goals Journal:
- Print out the booklet by clicking the link above and hitting ‘print’.
- Put pages in your desired order, and staple together on the side edge.
- *Optional – Use washi tape to make a ‘binding’ over the stapled edge.
It really is that simple. It takes all of 3 minutes, and makes the perfect stocking stuffer for your little ones!
My kids are already using it, even if the littlest one just drew PacMan on the front page. lolololololol
I think it is important to sit down with your children and talk to them about these things. Setting goals is not just something adults should do, by teaching your children to do it now – you are setting them up for success in the future.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…