Set Family Goals the Easy Way (with Free Printables)

Set family goals the easy way with our free printable goal setting worksheets! Help your family be more intentional and work toward common goals together!

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We are big fans of goal setting around here. When we set goals, we are deciding what type of people we want to be and making strides toward that. We become more intentional about the way we use our time. And we establish healthy habits that will serve us well for our entire life.

We love setting individual goals, but we also agree that it can be impactful to set goals as a family. To that end, we have created some pretty printables (in two cute color schemes!) to help make the family goal setting process a little easier.

Why are family goals important?

Family goals are beneficial for a number of reasons.

They can help establish common bonds among family members and create positive memories. They can teach fundamental life lessons and provide unique learning experiences.

Family goals can build healthy habits and create enjoyable traditions. Family goals can help initiate new experiences and push members to grow their comfort zones.

They can also be just plain fun! There are so many reasons to create family goals together, and it’s not hard at all.

Who Family Goals Are For

Family goals are not only just for people to whom you are related by blood. Family goals can be made by roommates or housemates, a friend group, a school class, a workplace, or any association or group you happen to be a part of! Collective goals can be beneficial in many different situations!

Family Goal Setting Worksheet

We know that the goal setting process can be a bit daunting at times, so we tried to make it as easy as possible with our free printable family goals worksheets!

The worksheets are broken down into categories to give you a starting point for brainstorming potential goals.

Definitely don’t feel like you have to set goals in every category. In fact, you probably shouldn’t because it could quickly become overwhelming! But the categories make a great starting point for establishing your family’s priorities and deciding together where you want to place your time, effort, and resources.

You can grab the free printable family goals templates in both color schemes by clicking on the button below.

Family Goal Setting Pages, Part of the Free Home Binder Printables at freeorganizingprintables.com

Family Goals Examples

We realize that coming up with actual goals as a family can be tricky, so we wanted to make sure we provided some examples of potential goals you could set in each category.

This is not an exhaustive list by any means. The items on it probably will not be applicable to every family. But it is our hope that these ideas will act as a jumping off point and can help spark some fun potential goal ideas of your own!

Looking to set individual goals?

You can find our individual goal setting worksheets in this post.

Things to Do

  • Follow a weekly cleaning plan.
  • Institute a consistent family movie night, puzzle night, or game night.
  • Have designated daily or weekly screen-free time.
  • Create a family mission statement.
  • Sponsor a child in a country in need.

Places to Visit

  • Go to the zoo.
  • Visit a historical landmark.
  • Roadtrip to the beach.
  • Trek to the mountains.
  • Head to a theme park.

Traditions to Start

  • Do a photo scavenger hunt with friends.
  • Have a progressive dinner.
  • Run a race as a family or with a friend group.
  • Invite people over for s’mores.
  • Drink hot cocoa and look at holiday lights.

Projects to Complete

  • Declutter the house.
  • Paint a room.
  • Fix something that’s broken.
  • Rearrange the furniture.
  • Put out seasonal decorations.
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Ways to Serve

  • Make cards for residents at a nursing home.
  • Watch kids so parents can have a date night.
  • Take someone a meal or dessert.
  • Cut someone’s grass in warm weather or shovel their snow in cold weather.
  • Volunteer at the humane society.

People to Host

  • Neighbors
  • Families from your child’s sports team
  • People you meet at church/volunteer group
  • Friends you don’t see often enough
  • Family members

Things to Learn

  • Learn a new language.
  • Dive into a specific historical period.
  • Learn a new sport.
  • Pick up something creative like crochet, hand lettering, painting, or sewing.
  • Learn to cook or bake.

Habits to Start

  • Get 7-8 hours of sleep at night.
  • Drink the recommended amount of water each day.
  • Complete a daily skincare routine.
  • Read for a certain amount of time each day.
  • Make your bed daily.
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Ways to Celebrate

  • Take a weekend trip.
  • Learn to make a special type of dessert.
  • Get tickets to a much anticipated event. (sporting event, theater, concert, comedian, etc.)
  • Make reservations at that restaurant you’ve wanted to try.
  • Take a day off to do whatever you want guilt-free– read, binge watch a show series or have a movie marathon, sleep, get takeout, etc.

Financial Goals

  • Set and stick to a family budget. (Both kids and adults can budget their money!)
  • Save a certain amount in your emergency fund.
  • Save a certain amount in your retirement fund each month.
  • Make sure you have enough home, car, health, life, disability insurance, and any other necessary insurance coverage.
  • Learn how to invest intelligently.

Health Goals

  • Exercise/move your body a certain number of times per week.
  • Schedule all recommended physicals and doctor’s appointments.
  • Choose foods that fuel your body well.
  • Make an appointment with a therapist if helpful.
  • Spend more time together outside.

Spiritual Goals

  • Pray or meditate together as a family.
  • Consistently attend the religious/spiritual gathering of your choice.
  • Read devotionals or books about your spiritual beliefs together as a family.
  • Find ways to serve in your church or place of worship.
  • Invite others to events at your church/place of worship.

Working Toward Family Goals

Once you’ve set goals as a family, then the real work begins! Decide which goal(s) you’ll tackle first and determine the action steps you’ll need to make them happen.

Set aside time on the calendar to work on those action steps as a family. (Set reminders so you don’t forget!)

It may be helpful to have monthly or quarterly check-ins to look over your goal setting sheets, see what you’ve accomplished, and make a plan for the next goals you want to tackle. You’ve got this!

There’s more where that came from!

Our family goals sheets are part of our free printable Home Binder! You can see all of the printables in the Home Management Binder in this post.

Family Goals Printables: Final Thoughts

We hope this post gave you some ideas of family goals you’d like to try in your house! We love it when our printables can help bring families and communities together, and we hope these worksheets will do just that for you.

Now get out there and crush those family goals!

Family Goals Printables: Frequently Asked Questions

To create family goals…

  1. Download and print the family goal worksheets by clicking the big pink button above.
  2. Set aside time to meet as a family.
  3. Look at the various goal categories and brainstorm some goals that you’d like to achieve as a family. Use the lists of goals in this post to help if you need ideas.
  4. Make a plan of action and set aside time on the calendar to work toward your family goals together.
  5. Have monthly or quarterly check-ins to evaluate your goal progress and plan next action steps.

Family goals don’t have to be expensive or time consuming. Consider setting a small, short term family goal like…

  • Taking a family hike in a local park this weekend
  • Cooking dinner together as a family one night this week
  • Having a family game night on an upcoming evening

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Free Printable Family Goals Worksheets, Part of the Home Management Binder at freeorganizingprintables.com

Happy Organizing!

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