How to make New Years Resolutions with Kids (and how to succeed using a Vision Board)

We already made our resolutions on Matthew’s Kitchen (Recipes and Cooking courses) and Alex Neznamy (Film reviews and short stories). We also gave you a glimpse into what we have planned for this site as well. If you haven’t read that article, that is okay, I will say it again.

#MinecraftMondays

#MovieNightFridays

Both will be weekly (apologizing now as we missed this week so it will be out a bit late).

We will also fix up our pages with information, post about holidays that are religious, federal and historic as well as give lesson plan ideas. I’m sure there will be a lot more but those are the major categories.

We also have Black History Month (February), International Women’s Month (March) and Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15-10/15) planned out about important people to know.

As for setting resolutions with kids, well I actually do this twice a year with Matthew. We do both family related and education related. I differentiate between what is fun and no educational value vs what does have an educational spin to it. Most things end up being in the educational part though. Right now his goals are working on a Minecraft course to launch for you all, his Minecraft youtube channel. cooking and more science. I am adding working on reading as well to his resolutions because that is one of our biggest struggles.

We start with a basic bucket list of ideas. Pinterest is great for this if you search Bucket List Ideas, unfortunately most ideas for kids or family tend to be lists and not pictures. It works but not my favorite. We narrow down the things we know we can do this year.

Here are just a few things on our resolutions for the year. As you can see, we can make it all educational while having fun. The next step we do is we print out the pictures. If you can’t find any that suit your needs, we use Canva to create the Picture needed, or words to add to our goals. You can put it on a cork board, poster board or we just tape it to our wall.

And we place it where we can see it every day. It not only is a nice and personal decor, but its a daily reminder to accomplish our dreams. We revisit our resolutions in June or July, right as the homeschooling year ends and we are half way through our actual year. We evaluate if we accomplished the goal, if so we take the picture down, or if we didn’t, what we can do so to make sure we do accomplish it before the New Year. This way our resolutions don’t just sit there for another year and we feel guilty about not chasing our dreams.

Hope you all have a fantastic New Year

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