If you wish to have more money, go for an overseas vacation to your dream country, get good grades, land a big job, be a CEO of the most coveted company, or build your dream home, look no further than a vision board.

What is a Vision Board?

A vision board is a representation of what you wish for and your greatest desires. It is a poster board with cut out images and words of things you would want to have in future. In other words, it is a board that you make so that you can always remind yourself of what you want to achieve in your life. The saying “A picture is worth a thousand words,” certainly holds true here.

Vision boards are a fun activity for the entire family. It’s certainly good for children to have goals they’re working toward, and vision boards are a great way of teaching your children how to dream and achieve goals. The advantage of equipping kids with this skills set early is that it will help them immensely in their school life and after school, and they will most likely be able to escape the regrets of having a life that they never wanted to have as they grow older. It is a fun activity that parents can also use to lay out things they want to achieve.

It is important that you help and encourage your kids to practice what they want to become. For instance, if a child wants to be a great pianist or guitarist, then practicing would help in getting them closer to their goals. Parents and teachers should make it deliberate to teach kids beneficial lessons using the goals set by the kids. Vision boards should also be changed as goals change.

A vision board helps us to maintain focus and moves us closer to our aspirations.

Creating a Vision Board

Objectives

• To help the children reflect on their needs wants, and values and to gather some ideas about long-term and short-term goals.
• To help the children create a “vision board” that will help them visualize their goals and that will ultimately inspire and encourage them to meet their goals.

Required Materials

• Scissors
• Glue
• Old Magazines and Newspaper pictures
• Poster Board or Drawing Block
• Pen, Marker, Color Pencils

My Vision Board Activity: Teaching Children To Dream Big

The aim of this activity is to teach children how to dream about their future. The kids are given a stack of magazines and newspapers from which they cut out any images or words that represent what they wish to achieve. They then make their vision board by pasting those words and images on the poster board in whichever way they like.

The kids tend to be filled with so much uncertainty that it becomes difficult for them to choose the images to cut out. It is important to keep reminding them not to think too much on  whether their desires are achievable, realistic or unrealistic. My role as their teacher is to always encourage them to cut out images and words that catch their attention, which helps them to feel free in participating in the cut and paste process.

They enjoy and love their end products!

This lesson helps to instill hope and vision in young kids and especially to these underprivileged children. The board enhances their beliefs towards themselves and helps them to externalize the possible life that they can have.

Even I myself have been doing vision board once a year to renew and update my vision and to check on my goal status. It is a powerful tool to “make belief”.

Parting Shot!!

Vision boards are a fun exercise and they keep us motivated and focused on our vision. Always remember that there are no limits when it comes to pursuing your personal goals and dreams. Dreams and wishes are achievable if you work hard, become dedicated and exercise patience.

The world is filled with negativity. Always remind yourself to think positively. I know it is hard and we will at times fall back, but if you use your Vision Board every day and focus on one word or phrase, you’ll see tremendous results.

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