Activity Name: Vision Boards
Time Required: 15 – 60 minutes
Introduction: Vision Boards is an art activity designed to help children illustrate goals and dreams for their future.
What you need:
- Choose your Vision Board: cardstock, poster board, pillow case, etc
- Coloring, drawing, and writing utensils: markers, colored pencils, etc
- Glue, hot glue, or tape
Instructions: Choose something to be the ‘board’ for the vision board. This could be a piece of cardstock, a piece of fabric cut into a square, a poster board, or even just a piece of paper. We have seen many things work as the ‘vision board’. You can even get creative and buy bottles, pillowcases, or shirts. You’re going to ask your children to think about their dreams for the future. What would they like to become or do with their life? What are some of their goals? You could suggest some of your own or make one before hand. Then you are going to have them decorate the vision board to illustrate those dreams, goals, and vision for the future.
You will want to provide different ways for your children to illustrate their vision boards. It may be markers, colored pencils, colored paper, construction paper, magazines to cut pictures and words out of or perhaps a setup to print off pictures from the internet.
Help your children create their vision board by providing the materials and engaging with them as they create. Make one with them. Watching you make your vision board will inspire and draw them into the activity as well.
NOTE: You can see some samples of vision boards if you search for them on the internet.
Discuss: Once you have completed the vision boards, invite each child to share their vision board. Find a place for your children to display their vision boards either in their room or in a common place. Maybe in the future you will revisit the Vision Boards and update them.
- Tell me all about your vision board
- Why did you choose to put ________ on your vision board?
- What can you do to make your vision board become real?
- What can I do to help you make your dreams happen?