Goal Setting with My Preschooler + Free Weekly Printable

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.

It’s hard to believe that Kennedy is four years old. I’m so proud of what a big girl she is, and how much she is learning and growing. She is a smart cookie who is full of energy, weird jokes (seriously, she has the silliest sense of humor), and love.Tod

Since it’s the new year, I thought it was an appropriate time to start giving her some goals and responsibilities for around the house. I think she can start doing some simple things like feeding the cat and finally tackle her picky eating habits.

Kennedy’s at the age where she understands responsibilities and jobs. She gets that instruction every day at school. In order to make this important to her, it needs to partly be her own ideas.

I came up with a little weekly chart and had it printed and laminated, so we can write on it with a dry erase marker each week. The sheet has five blanks in it, so we could start small and go up all the way to 5 if we wanted.

FREE editable weekly chart - great to use as a chore chart for kids or goal setting! You can type in the PDF yourself and print!

The idea behind this weekly chart is that her goals and responsibilities  can change from week to week. Things are never set in stone, and if she is struggling with something, we can put it down on the chart for that week. I also think it’s important to keep her involved in the process because will take more ownership of it. One major thing I have in the back of my head, though, is that I want to help her tackle her picky eating habits. Although it is getting better, it has been a struggle with this girl.

I sat down with her and had her help me come up with her goals for the week. Things that she can do every single day. I also happened to film our little talk. And here’s how it went!

You know I have a few mom tricks up my sleeve, and this video was made possible by Horizon Organic snacks and milk. Yes, they’re sponsoring this post but seriously if these kids didn’t have their snacks and milk, I’m sure you would have a different video to watch. Moms, I know you’ve been there before. You try and plan everything but kids will be kids…. unless they have snacks!

No, but for real, we’ve always been fans of the Horizon Organic goodies. Delicious stuff with pronounceable ingredients? That’s a winner in my book.

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A freebie for you: download the weekly chart!

Want one of these blank weekly charts for yourself? It’s fillable, so you can type in the boxes in the first column and then print. Or you can do like what I did – laminate it and write on it with a dry erase marker!

Click here to download the .PDF

Chore charts not working? Goal setting with preschoolers is a great way to get them involved in the process. Goals can change weekly, depending on what the child is learning or needs to work on. This chart can be used to help them make healthy choices or to complete household responsibilities. FREE printable available for download! #HorizonSnacks

We’ll see ya next time, Mrs. Apple Pie!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.

6 Comments

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    brittanyashmore
    January 29, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    I LOVE THIS MEG! I am printed this for sure!

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    Tabitha Blue
    January 29, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Girl, we love our Horizon snacks too!!! And charts! And playing nice 🙂 Haha. Such a cute video.

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    Renee
    January 29, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    We’ve been thinking about getting Austin isn’t a chore routine, this printable is perfect!

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    Tiffany
    January 29, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Such a cute video! We’re working on jobs at home too.

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    Jennifer - The Deliberate Mom
    January 29, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    I love this! It’s so important children have tasks to do at home.

    The video was soooo cute! I liked doing the calendar at school too (I still like doing the calendar)!

    Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo

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    Kristy
    January 29, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    This is such a great idea, Meg! We were just looking at stickers at the store, and I think I might have to use something like this for potty training. Thanks for your genius mad skills! 😉 And you know we love Horizon. Th best. 🙂 Your video is the cutest, too! What a fun way to document this age.

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