In all my years, I never imagined I would vision board with my kids. But on Jan 1, 2013, I did and it was an incredible experience. An experience I will cherish for years to come. It was 4 hours of togetherness and fun. I was amazed that a 4 and 6 year old actually lasted that long!!
We plan to vision board every year with the kids. I hope you explore it too!
Here is what I did –
1. Get the kids excited (and the spouse too ;))
I talked about vision boarding, I explained what it means. They were excited to make plans for 2013!
2. Let them play a part in the set up
We went to the craft store and chose our own colors for our boards. We piled up magazines. We collected some shopping flyers. We were definitely ready.
3. Set up –
Set up in a large area. I set the magazines on one side and our poster boards on the other end of the room. That really helped as the area with magazines gets pretty messy over time.
4. Give kids a loose structure –
I made 4 parts on the kids’ poster boards. I put their names in the center and drew 4 sections – home, school, plans and dreams.
5. Start – spread out and have fun.
Cut pictures, chat, help each other and enjoy. The kids would find a picture they love and need, cut it and go stick it on the poster board. My 4 year old used just pictures and my 6 year old did a lot of writing too.
It was a whole lot of fun. While the output does not look like much, we were all so thrilled with every little bit! The process, learning about our plans and the excitement of conquering 2013!!
I hope you will explore vision boarding with kids too! It was way more amazing than I could ever imagine!!