It is great for early learners to have visual encouragement so they can see their progress and feel proud of what they have accomplished. This idea of pre-kindergarten goal sheets comes via Teachers Pay Teachers. Goal Sheets are great for encouraging children while being an easy way for teachers to document progress and adjust activities accordingly.
This pre-kindergarten skill goal sheet is a one page sheet of typical skills that a student may learn. It is a fun and very visual way for the kids to see what skills they have mastered and document the child’s learning.
The visuals come in a downloadable and printable PDF.
You can view and purchase the printable download here: Pre-Kindergarten Goals Sheet
This may even give you ideas on how to create your own. What are some other ways that you can help children set and reach goals?
Goal Setting For Kids
Young children can draw, rather than write, their goals. Activity Village has some free worksheets to use that include how to be a good friend, books I would like to read, and giving back. Children can draw their goals at the beginning of each month and parents and teachers can help them meet those goals. Great for growth and confidence building.
Here is an example printable from Activity Village:
Grab the Goal Setting Printables Here
Sometimes kids just need a bit of help to learn to set realistic goals for themselves and what a worthy and lifelong endeavor. This site has various printable goal charts and some ideas to help get kids started.
Setting goals is not just for grown-ups. Even our littles can benefit from the confidence-boost that comes from setting a goal, working towards it, and achieving it.
This site offers the “How-To” to create goal charts for kids from color in charts to even a board game idea. The “Climb The Ladder” puts goals in a step up format where you can add more as a child gets older.
Jenae, of I can Teach My Child, breaks down goals by “physical” and “character.”
Andrew recommends starting by explaining what a goal is. You could relate a goal to winning in sports. “A goal is your dartboard upon which you can shoot your darts.” You can then encourage children to create and share their goals. This can be great sharing time in a classroom or at home. Everyone can take turns sharing their goals. Read More Here
You could even work together to create family goals. Do you set goals with your kids?
“This one step – choosing a goal and sticking to it – changes everything.” ~ Scott Reed