We’re back for a second back to school printable (see the first one here) and this time it’s an adorable questionnaire for your kids to fill out. I spent some time with Jasper and it was VERY cute. I even recorded some of his answers in a video, which, of course, is even cuter, and I think I’ll start doing it every year! This back to school time is the perfect moment to encourage them to reflect on their hopes and dreams for the upcoming school year. To make this process both fun and meaningful, we’ve created a special back-to-school printable for children complete with some questions to ask your child before going back to school.
The Importance of Setting Goals
Setting goals is a valuable skill that children can benefit from at any age. It helps them develop a sense of purpose, motivation, and responsibility. By encouraging your child to articulate their hopes and dreams, you’re not only fostering their creativity but also teaching them to take ownership of their future.
Printing the sheet
Print the Worksheet. Begin by printing out the back-to-school printable. We worked with HP on this printable and they have a huge library of printables.
Our back-to-school printable is designed to be engaging and age-appropriate for children of all grade levels. It features vibrant illustrations and prompts that will inspire kids to think about what they want to achieve during the school year. Here’s how to use it:
Step 2: Discuss Goals
Sit down with your child and have a conversation about their hopes and dreams for the school year. Encourage them to think about various aspects of their life, both inside and outside of school. Some prompts to consider include:
- Academic goals: What subjects do they want to excel in? Are there any specific grades they’re aiming for?
- Extracurricular activities: Are there clubs or sports they want to join or excel in?
- Personal development: What new skills or habits would they like to develop?
- Social goals: Are there new friends they want to make, or existing friendships they want to strengthen?
Step 3: Complete the Worksheet
Once you’ve had this discussion, let your child complete the worksheet. They can use colorful markers, crayons, or colored pencils to make it their own. The worksheet includes spaces for them to:
- Draw a picture of themselves with a big smile (to represent their excitement).
- Write down their hopes and dreams for the school year.
- List the steps they plan to take to achieve these dreams.
- Share something they’re grateful for.
Step 4: Display and Revisit
After completing the worksheet, encourage your child to display it somewhere they can see it regularly, such as on the fridge or their bedroom wall. This will serve as a constant reminder of their aspirations and motivate them throughout the school year.
Step 5: Check-In and Celebrate
Throughout the year, periodically revisit the worksheet with your child. Discuss their progress, and if they’ve achieved any of their goals, celebrate their successes together. This will reinforce the importance of setting and working towards their dreams.
Benefits of Using Our Printable
Our back-to-school printable offers several advantages for both parents and children:
1. Encourages Communication
The worksheet opens up a channel for meaningful conversations between parents and children. It provides an opportunity to connect, share, and support each other’s goals and aspirations.
2. Fosters Responsibility
By setting goals and outlining the steps needed to achieve them, children learn about responsibility and accountability. They begin to understand that their actions have a direct impact on their future.
3. Boosts Confidence
When children see progress towards their goals, it boosts their self-esteem and confidence. They gain a sense of accomplishment, which can be a powerful motivator.
4. Develops Planning Skills
Completing the worksheet requires children to think ahead and plan. This skill is essential for success in school and life.
5. Promotes Gratitude
The section where children can jot down something they’re grateful for encourages a positive outlook. Gratitude is a valuable attitude to cultivate, as it can enhance overall well-being.
As the school year begins, it’s the perfect time to encourage your child to dream big and set goals for themselves. Our back-to-school printable is a fun and interactive way to help them articulate their hopes and aspirations. By using this worksheet, you’re not only fostering their creativity but also teaching them essential life skills that will serve them well in the future.
So, why wait? Download our back-to-school printable today, sit down with your child, and embark on a journey of setting and achieving their dreams for the year ahead. Together, you can make this school year a memorable and successful one!
We can’t wait to see you how you use it. Tag us with #LarsMakes so we can all see it!