Last updated on June 27th, 2022 at 06:52 pm

goal template for kids

Start back to school off right by setting some new goals. Use these 2 goal setting worksheets for kids to prepare your students for the new school year.

These worksheets are designed for both the younger and older kids. The “My New School Year” worksheet is targeted for elementary students, while the “My Goal Planner” can be used for students all the way through middle school. These simple goal setting worksheets for kids provide space to talk about short-term and long-term goals or any new things they want to try or achieve.

It’s never too early to learn how to set and achieve goals. Learn how to properly plan out goals and how to take action steps. Dream big!

Tips on how to set goals for students

These goal setting worksheets for kids are perfect to use that first week of school to help teach your students why goal setting is so important and how to accomplish those goals.

Talk through the below steps with your students to help achieve these long term or short term goals for the new school year.

1. Decide upon and write clear and realistic goals.

It’s important to discuss what makes a goal realistic. Is it achievable? An example of an unrealistic goal: I never want to get home. While a realistic goal would: I want to work on getting a homework pass.

Tip: It’s helpful to have one big goal. Branch other mini goals off that main goal. This important goal will help the student stay focused and accomplish the smaller goals that assist the larger.

Take it a step further and give deadlines to a goal. Even if it’s a mid-year goal deadline. Sometimes deadlines help move goals a long.

2. Create an action plan for the goal(s). 

If a goal is to do well in Math. How will the student do this? Will the student make sure he/she completes all of their math homework. Will they ask big brother or sister for help? Give your students examples on how they can accomplish goals.

3. Don’t forget your goals!

Pull out your goal sheet and read them daily to help prepare and accomplish those goals.

4. Use time for reflection.

Talk about your accomplishments and/or what you still need to do to achieve the goals.

It’s always important to ask yourself if I am accomplishing these goals or completing any action items?

Teach smart goal setting

It’s always smarter to write down your plan. If you have a specific goal in mind a great way to achieve that goal is through action plans.

Use these goal setting worksheets for kids as part of a lesson plan around why it’s important to organize your wants and list out likes/dislikes of a topic by writing them down.

Accomplishing something is always more rewarding when it’s planned and worked for.

What’s included in the goal setting worksheets for kids download

1. My Goals for the New School Year Worksheet

This goal setting worksheet for kids acts as a goal planner. It asks the student to write and plan one main goal. It then proceeds to ask how this goal will be achieved and when.  The goal setting questions give students a way to organize their thoughts and discuss their goal planning.

This simple goal setting worksheet can be used for many different ages. Discuss new skills, milestones and/or potential obstacles.

It also includes 3 questions on the bottom that can spark other goal setting conversations with your students:

  • New things I will try
  • I am going to work harder at
  • I will read

Tip: Talk about the past year as a starter point on how to achieve both educational goals and personal goals.

my goal planner for kids

2. My New School Year Worksheet

This worksheet includes a space to list your favorite subjects, book and hobby and also a space to write who your teacher is. In addition, it gives the student an area to write what he/she is excited to do in the new school year. This includes what the student hopes to learn and something the student finds difficult.

These prompts around back to school and the new school year help students prepare and organize their thoughts for their individual goals.

This free printable worksheet is perfect for students to complete on the first week of school. It allows them to provide information about themselves in a fun way.  It was also designed to be colored in – another fun activity for your students to do on their first day back!

my new school year kids worksheet

This worksheet includes a space to list your favorite subjects, book and hobby and also a space to write who your teacher is. In addition, it gives the student an area to write what he/she is excited to do in the new school year. This includes what the student hopes to learn and something the student finds difficult.

These prompts around back to school and the new school year help students prepare and organize th

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