Creating a family vision board


If you”re not familiar with a vision board – it is a collection of images which represent your goals and dreams for the future. Not just something pretty to look at; they also function as visualization tools. Visualization, or imagining an activity, is a powerful way to help you better see and plan for your goals. By seeing a vision board regularly, you engage in a visualization exercise without even having to think about it.

I’ve made a vision board for myself for years, I love making one to highlight the goals I set myself in the New Year. Last year was the first time that I’ve made a family one and involved my kiddos. They loved the process, and I have been encouraging them to believe that anything is possible. That having a clear vision of what you want in life, is the quickest way to get there.

A family vision board is a great way to pull everyone together, to come up with some common goals and dreams, to create the family life Si that you want. I think it is vital that kids are involved in this – while I may be a parent, I am here to guide them rather than rule them. The five of us our a team, and we work best when we’re on the same page, and everyone has a voice in our life. Sitting down together and talking about how we all want our family to be, the things that are important to us, and the things we’d like to do more of means that we are all on the same page.


How to make a family vision board

To start…

We based our family vision board on the goals that I had the kiddos set at the start of the year. The printable sheets I created are a great starting point, and can be filled in any time of the year – it doesn’t have to be a New YEar activity! Otherwise, you could all sit down together and ask some questions:

How do you want your family to feel? What activities would you like to do all together? What do you want to achieve this year? What’s important to you? Is there anywhere you would like the family to visit?


Gather some supplies…

You could use a pinboard, an old canvas, a piece of plywood – or like us and just use some brown paper!

You’ll also need a stack of magazines {or access to a computer and printer}, glue and scissors.

Get to work…

I set the kiddos off with the task of finding pictures that represented the things that they wanted to include on the vision board. Old magazines are a great place to look, but google images is perfect for specific items you can’t find. I love to include a few motivational quotes on ours too, ones that sum up waht family is, or how i want us to feel or ones that encourage us.


Put it all together…

Once you have collected your images, then is the time to arrange them on your board. Once you’re happy with how it looks you can stick them down!

Hang it where you’ll see it…

It’s important that you keep your vision board somewhere it will be seen often. Ours lives on the back of the door into the utility – we can see it when we’re sitting at the kitchen table so it’s a daily reminder of our goals and visions.


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  1. February 21, 2018 / 15:24

    What a cute idea! Letting the kids have a say in the family vision is going to make them feel so grown up.

  2. February 21, 2018 / 22:43

    Aw I love this Polly. My mum used to have us do this as children a lot. Its such a lovely way to really teach them a positive and easy way to visualise. I have only ever done vision board with Sophia once. You have inspired me to do one with her now she is older and with Archie too. xx

  3. February 22, 2018 / 11:29

    What a really lovely idea. I had considered doing similar with the things that we want to do this year, but I think this is actually a lot more meaningful! :)

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