This simple printable goal setting worksheet is a great way for kids to focus on trying new things, exploring, creating, playing and more! Perfect for the new year!
Lately, I’ve been writing in a journal every night before I go to bed. I use the Start Today journal from The Hollis Co. and I love it because it has really helped me focus on my goals (both personal and professional) and has kept me accountable about working on these goals every single day.
Why I Love Journaling and Goal Setting
I was telling my older two kids (ages 9 and 11) about it and showing them how the pages were set up and they both expressed interest in starting journals of their own. I love the Start Today journal for adults because it really helps you look at the big picture and think in terms of both long term and short term action items to help you get where you want to go.
Printable Goal Setting Worksheet for Kids
For my kids though, I wanted something that provided a little more freedom to change their minds and allowed them to shift their ideas from day to day (or week to week or month to month) about who they are and who they want to become. So rather than a set list of goals that they’re working toward every day for a year (or longer), I really wanted a goal/journal page that encouraged them to act on smaller goal areas every single day, with the details being completely up to them.
So we created a Printable Goal Setting Worksheet for Kids!
This printable page is a great alternative to setting New Years resolutions because there isn’t quite as much pressure involved. The Printable Goal Setting Worksheet lets kids choose mini goals every day, week, or month and supports a change in mindset that encourages learning, exploring, creating, and trying new things.
How to Use the Printable Goal Setting Worksheet for Kids
The beauty of the Printable Goal Setting Worksheet for Kids is that it can be used in so many different settings.
It’s perfect for parents to use with their kids either first thing in the morning to get inspired about the day ahead or at bedtime to plan for the next day’s adventures.
Teachers can use the goal setting worksheet printable with their students to start the day or week with some positive energy and to infuse growth mindset into their classrooms.
This printable is a perfect tool for therapists too, as our sessions pretty much always involve learning, trying new things, exploring, creating, and playing!
There are different printable options so kids can write new mini goals each day, each week, or each month and we also included both color and black and white versions.
Use the Brainstorming Page to help kids generate ideas for each category. The following links might also be helpful!
We hope this printable goal setting worksheet for kids helps get your new year off to a positive start!