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New Year Wishing Wall

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This article is written by Karissa Tunis

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This year I decided to encourage my kids to make a Wishing Wall for the New Year. We focused on wishes and goals that each of them would like to try and accomplish. This is not a "to-do" list, but rather inspiration to try new things, become a better person, and grow in several areas of life.

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It's also a great way to introduce to young children what it means to set a goal and work towards it. And goals can range from small to big. From practical to dreams. And from free to great value. Some can be achieved quickly, while others might take years.

They can be general like "not getting so mad at your siblings" to more specific like "reading a new and challenging chapter book". Something easy and free like "holding doors for people with a smile" to something that requires saving and planning such as "visiting a new city".

All you need are a few post-it notes, a few markers, and a little guidance. And you can turn any wall, door, or closet into a Wishing Wall. Scroll down for a little inspiration to help you get started.



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