It’s a new year. The whole family has goals. How can you help your family achieve these goals? Try a family vision board!
Getting the whole family involved in creating a vision board is a fun kid-friendly project that can benefit your family all year round.
Here’s how to make a family vision board:
Brainstorm with your family
Think about what you would like to accomplish as a family in the coming year. Have everyone make a list of ideas and then share your ideas with each other. Narrow down all the ideas to a few that you as a family decide are the most important to focus on.
You don’t need much for your vision board … and there are no rules! Here’s a suggested list of supplies – but get creative! You can use any materials you want.
- A display panel
- Reviews and photos
- Stickers / Embellishments
- Tape or glue
Now the fun part! Find pictures, words or sayings from magazines and pictures you have collected that remind you of your family’s goals and inspire you.
Advice: It’s best to cut out all the elements you will need for your board first, and then do all the arrangement and recording on your board at the same time.
Glue or glue your cutouts on the board
Now that you have all the items you want to place on your board, it’s time to put them in place. I always group photos that look the same in some way – for example, all travel photos go together. Organizing this way helps when looking at your goals on your board daily.
Advice: Start by gluing or taping the larger images. These take up more space and help fill your table. It’s easier to put smaller images on top and rearrange smaller images.
Add stickers and embellishments
Stickers, gems, a border … the sky is the limit. Add flair!
Display in your home so your whole family can see
This is perhaps the most important step. You see, this board is not magic. But there is magic in doing it together and having it somewhere you see it every day. Putting the trip on the board, for example, will not instantly get a booked trip.
But watching it daily will remind you that your family thinks travel is important this year. This could make you finally come up with a savings plan for that trip you wanted to take, or decide as a family not to eat out this week because that money can be redirected to a vacation fund.
Making your vision board a reality takes a lot of hard work – by everyone! But as a family, you took the first step in identifying your goals and creating the board. Now imagine how much fun this time will be next year when your board comes to life. You got this!
Watch the video below to see the step-by-step process of creating a Family Vision Board:
Want to see more videos like this? Check out the Macaroni Kid National YouTube page!