What's in a good resolution? As far as my kids are concerned, lots of graphics (and a little decluttering and recycling)! This is how we set our New Year Resolutions last year, and we had so much fun, we decided to do it again! We pulled out all our old magazines, especially The Friend, The New Era and The Liahona and we cut out pictures to our heart's delight. Each image we chose represents a goal for the year.
We reviewed last year's goals to see how we did. Then we spent a week of clipping and collecting and pasting at our leisure. At the end of the week, we had a family home evening dedicated to presenting our new goals for 2013. By the way, we pasted our images onto the back of old cereal boxes, cut open and unfolded.
He'd love to improve his manga drawing skills, write to his missionary cousins who are in Philadelphia and Canada, earn and save money, and teach his baby brother how to walk, at the end of the year, of course!
Elena got creative and had fold-out pages on her goal chart! She would love to have a nail polish collection, make music cd's with her Papa, learn to play the piano, learn to cook and take care of her baby brother Rémy.
Gabriela wants to cook, keep dancing, invite her friend Noémie over to play, read to her baby brother Rémy and learn to play the piano.
I love that they all have goals to care for their new little brother!
What else to do with those old magazines?
Well, we made activity books for church that they can use during sacrament meeting.
We went through all our old church magazines and tore out the pages that had some type of activity.
Then we put the pages in these binders with plastic sheet covers.
I bought some new colored dry erase pens and voilà!
They can now use and re-use those activity pages over and over again!
The carcasses of our well-loved, well-used magazines went in the recycle bin and helped declutter our house to start the year fresh and clean!
How do you set New Year resolutions with your children?
And finally, here are my goals!