The Best Year Reflection & Goal Setting Worksheet for Kids & Adults

The older our kids get, the more time we spend discussing what their goals are for the future: What GPA do you want to graduate with? What sports team would you like to make? What can you do to be helpful to someone else?

With a new year upon us, it a great time to have everyone in your family take just a bit of time to ponder through the previous year and to make some goals for the new year! It would be a great idea to make a night of it. Celebrate the past year and look forward to the new year with a fun family dinner, a few games and a brief time to reflect and goal set!

Take time to reflect on the past year and set goals for the new year using the Goal Setting Worksheet. Download now for free, it's great for kids & adults!

The Best Year Reflection & Goal Setting Worksheet

You can use “The Best Year” free goal setting printable! Simply click on the download link at the bottom of the post and print out as many copies as you need. The year is left blank so that you can use this same goal setting printable year after year.

How awesome would it be to go back every year and look at the previous year’s goals? It’s amazing for kids, especially, to see what they have done over the past year–their accomplishments, tasks done and growth!

Choose from two great style options below, both will come in your download! Get all of my printing tips here.

Take time to reflect on the past year and set goals for the new year using the Goal Setting Worksheet. Download now for free, it's great for kids & adults!
Take time to reflect on the past year and set goals for the new year using the Goal Setting Worksheet. Download now for free, it's great for kids & adults!

Enjoy your time processing, thinking and analyzing! Once you write your new goals down, be sure to place your Worksheet in a place that you can view it as a reminder!

Want to be more detailed in your goal setting? Check out this Yearly Resolutions Printable, where you can set both yearly and monthly goals!

Do you love this goal setting worksheet? As important as it is to reflect and set individual goals, it’s also important to set goals for your family! Our family goal setting worksheet is the perfect option for you to use. Gather the kids and spend 30-60 minutes setting yearly goals in areas related to finances, home projects, health, trips and more!



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  1. I wanted to stop by and let you know how impressed I am with your worksheet. You are truly amazing and blessed. I wish only the best for you this coming year and many, many thanks for sharing your goal setting printable. I wrote a post about our family’s experience using your worksheet that you can see at

  2. Thanks for this printable! I’m spending the afternoon today, before school starts back up, doing this with my kiddos! Looking forward to the reflection and the fun opportunity to write!

  3. I LOVE THIS! I’m going to print off one for each of our kids AND one for my husband and I to fill out and we will all compare/read our answers. This is such a fun way to look back on the year and make fun yet attainable goals for the year ahead!

    Thanks so much! Happy New Year! πŸ™‚

  4. Thank you for this New Year printable! It is exactly what I was looking for. We will be filling these out tonight. Have a great New Year!

  5. Hey thank you for making this! This printable is awesome! It was a hit for my classroom!

    Have a great New Year!

  6. My husband and I just read our 2015 to each other and filled out new ones from 2016. Can’t wait to continue this tradition. Thanks for helping us reflect!

  7. Heather, Thank you so much for this great post. I am a life coach. I shared on my blog(http://www.rklifecoach.com/how-do-you-plan-family-goals/), information from several sources about making family goals and having a family meeting. I shared a link to your post and some of the information I most appreciated from it. I love the ideas for reflecting what you want to change this year, including “what I am proud of” and “things I want to try.” I also used these ideas when making goals with my family.

  8. Hi Heather!
    I love this printable! I was wondering if I could use this in a blog post I’m writing for my church on ways to look back and look ahead? I know that it is copyrighted, so I don’t know what the rules are with using it somewhere else. Thank you!

  9. Heather,
    I just tried to download this but it keeps giving me an error for drop box. Is there another way to download it? Could you just email it to me?

  10. Hi I also wasn’t able to download, it asked me to join your mailing list, which I did, but still no luck. It’s a great sheet would love to use it with my kids! Thanks!

  11. Hi! I’d love to print this for tonight but cannot figure out how to download ! Can you please email to me?

    Thanks so much !

  12. Love the best year goal setting printable, but have been unable to download it after several attempts. Would you be able to email? Thank you so much for sharing your talent

  13. Thank you!! Absolutely love this sheet and had fun as a family looking at our goals and things we want to accomplish this year. <3

  14. Hi I’ve tried several times to download the file unsuccessfully. Can you please email the file? Love using these with our family. Best wishes!

  15. Hi -I am trying to download your printable and have submitted my email address but it won’t let me download. Could you please send it to me? Thanks!

  16. Hi! It is getting stuck at 50% for me as well. Would you be able to send an email to me? Thank you in advance, this looks perfect for my student!

  17. Will you email it to me, too? The download bar only loads to 50% for me.
    Thanks! We’ve been doing these as a family since 2016 and it’s so fun to look back on!

  18. Hi There! Have tried downloading this several times, but it is not appearing in my inbox.
    We do this every year and would love to continue the tradition!
    Thank You So Much!

  19. Could you send me a copy of the goal setting sheet for the new year? Mine seems to be stuck on 50% and I can’t get it to finish. Thank you.

  20. I tried printing this two days ago. Sent it to myself a couple of times, no email.
    All other printable I was able to get not this one.:(

  21. Can you fix the link to the download, please? This is a great printable and seems like lots for peeps want it but can’t get it. Thanks.

  22. Hi! Thank you for sharing this great handout. I am having difficulty downloading. Would you mind emailing it to me?

  23. Hi! This is great, but I am having difficulty downloading it. I’ve registered my name and email but when I try to download it just repeats the cycle of signing up. Is there another way to download it?

  24. Hi Heather, the pink button isn’t working for me either to download, would you kindly email the new year goal setting worksheet please? Thank you

  25. Hi Heather – can we please use this ‘best year reflection’ for kids involved on our social impact project https://nacfun.com , to keep kids active and healthy . On NacFun.com children receive video, image. picture quiz, and various co-curricular activities to perform. They get points for each activity performed and submitted. That helps them climb leaderboard and win monthly prizes. Essentially we keep them engaged in activities away from the screen to help them manage their screen time.
    Giving your activity sheet we will ask kids to complete offline and submit responses. Based upon the response we will pick best entries can give them a small prize. Hope you have no objection to this. May be you can even help us select the best responses!

  26. Can I get printable version of your “The Best Year”
    I want to share it with my Youth at church….

    Leslie Mendenhall

  27. I click the link for the “free” printable and signed up. I received an email with a random free printable but not the New Year’s Eve one. How do I access the New Year’s Eve one?

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