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Happy Planners don’t just have to be for busy moms. In fact, I love the idea of using Happy Planners for Kids. In this post, I share how I use them with my elementary school aged daughters to teach them gratitude, goal setting, and planning in a fun, uplifting way. Check out all my tips to make your family mindfulness as easy and fun as possible.
I love Happy Planners.
They’re just so….well…HAPPY.
I love how their designs are always so uplifting and motivating.
And don’t get me started on all those super fun sticker books!
Cute AND inspirational?
So since I get so much out of them, I thought they might be a great idea for kids…and I was right.
Why I Bought my Kids “Mom Planners”
This past holiday season, I decided to buy my whole family Happy Planners.
My main goal was to help my girls be more mindful and intentional.
But I also wanted to teach them the importance of goal setting and organization.
My girls thought it was very funny that I bought them what they call “Mom Planners” but they love them and use them even when I’m not watching.
What Kind did I Buy
There are so many designs to choose from. There are some focused on heath/wellness, mindfulness, goal setting etc.
My older daughter (who’s turning 10 this year) is super artsy and loves Boho Chic style so I got her the Stargazer design (pictured on the right). It has open boxes so you can use them however you see fit.
My younger daughter needed more guidance in wellness and mindfulness, so I bought her the Wellness planner. It has labeled boxes for: Intention, Nourish, Movement, and Gratitude.
How We Use them
I bought them a couple fun sticker books including the school theme.
We use them to recognize gratitude
When we’re ready for bed, we sit down and go through our day.
We talk about the good and the bad.
We talk about how we can make tomorrow even better.
But most importantly, we always list 1 item of gratitude. This really helps them feel more relaxed and centered. I think it helps them put all of the day’s events in perspective.
They know even if they had a bad day, there’s always something to be grateful for.
But we also use them to write our goals for the month.
For example, mastering our math facts. (We split each number out by week. In the picture below, we were working on mastering our 3’s Times Table.)
Record Reminders and To-do’s
And we use them to record reminders.
For example, when my girls got their ears pierced, they used it to record their daily cleanings (pictured above).
Making a Planner work for you
You don’t have to use a Happy Planner brand. I just think they’re super fun and uplifting, making them a great product for kids and adults.
But you could just as easily use any other planner brand. Or even a regular journal. Or even an old fashioned composition notebook.
Choose the product that works for you.
But definitely help your kids learn the power of planning, goal setting, and gratitude!
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HI! I’m a Shana, self-proclaimed Media Mixologist, wife, and mom to two little girls. I love to mix up cocktails of crafts, recipes, wellness, family and business with just the right amount of sparkle to help you shine everyday. So, grab a glass, and let’s celebrate the cocktail of life!