Goal setting and achievement are fabulous life skills for kids to develop.
Making the process fun will help your kids develop positive attitudes toward goal setting
which can lead to a lifelong attitude of achievement.
Here are a barrel full of fun ideas!
Hopes and dreams make goals
Before your children can set effective goals, they need to learn a little bit about themselves.
The fun part is that these brainstorming games, activities and questions will help you see into their wonderful hearts too.
Once you both get a clearer view of what brings them joy you can start to help them turn those dreams into reality.
Are you ready to have some fun?
Then lets get started with goals for kids using great brainstorming games.
How to make goal setting fun for kids
- Goal setting games & activities
The M&M game – Let your child munch one M&M for each goal idea that pops into their head. (Write their ideas down fast!) If they have trouble getting started, you could alternate giving ideas.
Sticky note activity – Give him/her a bright new pad of sticky notes. Have them write or draw one goal idea on each sticky note and fill a wall of their bedroom with great ideas.
“This I love” activity – Walk around you house or neighborhood and ask them to list what things that they see that they love or dislike and why. This activity can help them begin to identify hopes and dreams which can lead to heart felt goal setting.
Vision board – Give them a pile of old magazines, scissors, glue and a poster board. They could title it “Things I love”.
Take turns filling in new lyrics to the song “My favorite things” from the “Sound of Music”.
- Hopes and dreams finding questions
A well placed question is a great way to help your child start thinking productively about what is really in their heart. Here are a few examples of great goal setting conversation starters for kids.
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
If you know you could not fail, what would you do?
What story book character do you admire most and why?
If you won the lottery what would you do?
Will you tell me 2 things you are good at and 1 thing you wish you were good at?
These and other questions can be a fun way to help you and your child get to know their own hopes and dreams. Once they understand what gets them excited, you can help them begin to target doable and actionable steps toward achieving their “superhero” ideals.
Help kids achieve with brainstorming
Hopes and dreams are the foundation for your children to build their joyful future on.
Help them learn what is in their own hearts so that they can love the goal setting and achievement journey.
What a great way to help them tap into self-motivation, passion for important things and energy to achieve.
Help your kids find their goals with brainstorming games, activities and questions.
Enjoy the journey!
If there is anything virtuous, lovely or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.13th Article of Faith