This year we decided to introduce the kids to vision boards, I’ve been wanting to do this for some time, but the kids weren’t old enough to really understand their meaning. Our youngest, who just turned 7, still had trouble grasping the concept and needed lots of guidance but I’m proud of his progress.
What is a Vision Board?
A vision board is what you make it, it’s as unique as the person creating it. You get to choose words and images that inspire you and make you feel good. You can use your vision board to depict goals and dreams in all areas of your life, or in just one specific area that you are focusing on. Keep it neat, and be selective about what you place in your vision board.
How we Explained it to the Kids?
We started off with a trip to Michaels to pick up the materials (white board, pens, construction paper, duct tape, and stickers). We picked up a few things in the scrapbook aisle that reflected each of their hobbies and goals.
We explained to the kids that the board reflects their goals for the year and or for their future. We explained to them that they should choose goals that are attainable within the year and include some things that may take longer. We explained that there was no wrong answer or wrong way to create the board.
Then we filled the boards with pictures of things that they would bring up (a lot of google searching took place) and lots of paper was used to print. After they positioned everything on their boards, we glued them in place.
I think it helped that we all participated, even my husband and I created one. Each of them stayed unique with a few things shared across the boards, like the vacation I’m planning for my husband and I and our desire to relocate back to the west coast (location not yet determined).
We left plenty of room on the boards for the kids to add other things as think of new goals throughout the year.
Our Vision Boards
Here is the outcome of our vision boards.