The best FREE Vision board worksheets for students (PDFs), plus some great vision board ideas for kids.
Vision boards can be:
- Really fun to create during the goal setting for kids process
- Really helpful when kids are trying to brainstorm meaningful goals
- Really motivating
- Not intuitive for everyone
I mean, how do you choose an image to reflect a feeling? Or what if your student is stuck about 5 steps before the starting line as far as figuring out what they want out of life?
That’s why I’ve collected some these free vision board worksheets for students PDFs – to give you and your students help with creating a vision board.
Not only that, but I’ve got some killer vision board ideas for kids you’ll want to stick around for at the end.
What is a Vision Board for Students?
Before we get to that list, let's briefly talk about what exactly a student vision board IS.
A vision board for students is a collection of images, words, doodles, and any other visual representation that shows what they hope to happen, accomplish, and be in their life.
Students can focus a vision board for:
- a specific goal
- a specific time period in their life (i.e., for the next year)
- a specific life category (such as an academic vision board)
- for their life in general
Since vision boards are very flexible…sometimes it can be difficult for students to figure out what to put on theirs. No problem! That's why I've collected these free worksheets below that should help prompt them along.
Vision Board Worksheet for Students PDFs
You can use these vision board worksheets for students, kids, and teens in a variety of ways:
- Glued to a piece of cardboard (you can even cut the two sides of a cereal box out)
- Vision section in a notebook
- Vision section in a binder
Now, let’s get to those worksheets and templates.
1. Carrie Elle’s Printable Vision Board
Here’s a cute, printable vision board for students to use that has boxes with prompted ideas they can cut and paste magazine images into.
- Places I want to go
- Books I want to read
- Something I love about myself
- Something I want to accomplish
- People I want to spend time with
- Pictures, drawings, and words that make me happy
2. Summer Vision Board
Here’s a cute and simple vision board for kids all to help them focus around what they’d like to do over their summer break.
Hint: it’s free, but you’ll need to register for a free Teachable account to access it (if you don’t already have one).
3. Simple Dream Board for Kids
These are really simple, printable dream boards with an inspiring quote at the top of each to get your kids dreaming (and help guide them with choosing images).
4. Teen Vision Board Template
This would be a great vision board template for teen girls – they can fill in images, words, or doodle in any of the following life categories:
- Stuff I want
- Things to Try
- Family Life
- For the Home
If the boxes are too small to use, then this does make a great prep-activity to get your students brainstorming different areas of life for the eventual creation of a their vision board.
5. Post-It Note’s Goal List
I really like the look of this Goals List for kids. You could even laminate these, and then kids can interchange Post-It Notes as their goals and visions change.
FYI: you’ll need to sign up for her free printable library, and a password will be sent to you by email.
6. Financial Printable Vision Board
This vision board template is primarily focused on finances, but has a few other slots as well, such as health, quality of life, and personal growth.
It might be slightly grown up for kids, but just having “quality of life” show up on a worksheet opens up a great conversation starter for learning important concepts!
Next up, I want to share some great vision board ideas that’ll help you teach this to kids and teens.
Vision Board Ideas for Kids
Ready for some fun and help vision board ideas for kids?
1. Reverse-Engineered Vision Board for Kids
We’ll kick this section off with my own vision board idea – reverse-engineering it so that it also becomes a motivating goal tracker.
I’ve created a video for this, but let me sum it up here, as well:
- Pick a savings goal to purchase
- Figure out how much it will cost that you’ll need to save up
- Create a really fun vision board
- Use a stack of Post-It Notes and cover all of the board up with them
- Each Post-It Note gets a money value (write it on the outside of each one, with all of them together adding up to the total amount of money needed to buy your savings goal)
- As you save up a specific amount of money (like $5), pluck the corresponding Post-It Note off of the board, revealing a motivating image below
2. Vision Board Accordion Book
What a neat idea – to take folders, and create an accordion book kids can move around to house their vision board. Also, I like how it offers a lot of space for images, doodles, and more!
3. Post-It Note Vision Boarding
Instead of putting images on a piece of paper, canvas, or cardboard, use Post-It Notes!
One image per note, then you can easily move them around over the months/year to continually update a Vision Board collage on your wall, in a notebook, or elsewhere.
4. Emoji Vision Boarding
Emojis are everywhere. Why not use their popularity to get your students excited about creating a vision board?
Here's an article on how to create an online vision board. Task your students with that, but with only using emojis that they find (here's hundreds of free emojis).
5. Use Vision Board Questions to Help with Image Sourcing
Getting kids to visualize what they want – heck, getting an adult like myself to turn my words and thoughts into actual pictures that are meaningful when I look at them – can be quite hard.
It’s not natural for many of us (*raises hand*).
That’s why I’ve developed some vision board questions you can ask your child to help them start to translate ideas and goals into pictures.
Pictures that are going to MEAN something to them as they look at it.
- How does this thing make me feel? Find an image of something that also makes you feel that way.
- If this were a fruit, what kind would it be? What are the fruit’s physical attributes? Now, come up with an image that has those same physical elements (like yellow, squishy, long, etc.).
- Find an image that makes you think of something that you want to be/do/have, in an ENERGIZING way.
- If your goal/vision for yourself was a person, who would it look like? Find an image of that person to use.
- Choose a color to represent what you want, then find an image with that color that also has something to do with what you want.
Try one of these vision board worksheet for students PDFs out, see how it goes, and then tweak as necessary. And if you happen to use one of the vision board ideas for kids? Let me know how it goes in the comments below.
Amanda L. Grossman
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Friday 8th of January 2021
Thanks so much for including my dream board printables with this list!
Amanda L. Grossman
Saturday 9th of January 2021
You are most welcome! Thanks for creating a good vision board for kids and teens to use:).