A new year is here and it is not too late to make goals and resolutions for kids and as a family! This year I am making goals individually with each of my kids, for myself, and as a family. I love having goals and resolutions to work towards and writing them out makes it fun for everyone involved.
Bonus: One of my favorite books for creating habits and reaching goals!
We have created this fun free printable for your family and you! Sit down make a yummy snack together and create goals for the year! Plus I am sharing some of our family goals!
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Resolutions for Kids
Resolutions for kids will really vary on their age. Make sure you are setting age-appropriate goals. We recommend sitting down with each child and explaining what resolutions are, creating a list together as well as ideas/strategies on how they can accomplish each one.
Clean up toys at the end of the day
Read X amount chapter books
Learn a new skill
Improve in a current skill or sport
Brush and floss daily
Work towards an academic goal (grades, projects, subject)
Behavior goal (attitude, being kind to siblings, sharing, respecting elders, etc.)
Once you’re done with your resolutions for kids move onto your resolutions as a family! If you need some inspiration getting started, here are some great goals that could make it onto your list!
1000 Hours Outside
This is one of my favorite goals and I 100% recommend adding it to yours! The idea is that if kids can spend 1200 in front of screens annually (yes that is a true statistic) they can easily spend it outside!
They have these fun free trackers that you can print and track hours outside. It’s okay to “fail” but the point is to fail trying! Every hour outside is actually a win!
Favorite Memory Jar
Set a day of the week where you each can write down your favorite thing from that week and place it in the jar. On New Year’s Eve, you get to read each of them and reflect on your year!
Eat Meals Together
We know schedules can get busy but there are just too many known benefits of eating together as a family to not include this. Even if it is just 1 day a week. Make a goal and be intentional about this.
Some of our favorite times to read are at the table while my children are eating breakfast, over a picnic outside, or snuggled up before bed. You can make a goal to read so many chapter books together throughout the year or just a certain amount of days a week.
Have a Weekly Screen Free Day
Try for at least 1 day a week, put all electronics away for the day and enjoy some screen-free time! We suggest setting a set day so everyone knows what to expect!
Volunteer as a Family
There are so many ways to give back to our community and volunteering is just one of them! Church, food banks, shelters, and the humane society are just a few options. If you have young kids you could always donate to local food banks or restock a karma box.
Go on Adventures
Make a goal for an adventure! Could be micro adventures like a mini hike, state park, camping, trying new parks, or something bigger like a family vacation.
A Year In The Making
I think teaching our kids how to make goals and setting resolutions for kids and families as ways to achieve them can be so empowering! I hope you found some inspiration in these ideas. We would love to see the goals you create. Follow and tag us @northernnevadamoms and @southernnevadamoms on social media!
Kacey received her bachelor's in Psychology while cheering for the University of Oregon. They moved to Reno in 2014 and have loved it ever since. She is a dedicated homeschooling mother to her three children.
She serves on the hospital board for Northern Nevada Health Systems and is passionate about her community.
Kacey loves exploring with her family and finding family-friendly events and activities! A few of her favorite things include family adventures, traveling, working out, coffee, and dessert!