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Questions to ask your child before going back to school

We’re back for back-to-school printable again (see the first here) and this time it’s a great questionnaire for your kids to fill out. I spent some time with Jasper and he was so sweet. I even recorded some of his answers in a video, which of course is nicer, and I think I’ll start doing that every year! Back-to-school time is the perfect moment to encourage them to think about their hopes and dreams for the upcoming school year. To make the process fun and meaningful, we’ve created a special printable Back-to-School form for kids complete with some questions to ask your child before going back to school.

The importance of goal setting

Goal setting is a valuable skill that children can benefit from at any age. It helps them develop a sense of purpose, motivation and responsibility. By encouraging your child to express their hopes and dreams, you not only enhance their creativity, but also teach them how to take ownership of their future.

Back-to-school prints




5 minutes


Print the sheet

  1. Print the worksheet. Start by printing this Back to School Printable. We worked with HP on this printable and they have a huge library of printables.

Our Back to School prints are designed to be engaging and age appropriate for children of all grade levels. It features vibrant illustrations and prompts that will inspire kids to think about what they want to achieve during the school year. Here’s how to use it:

Step 2: Discuss goals

Sit down with your child and talk about their hopes and dreams for the school year. Encourage them to think about different aspects of their lives, both in and out of school. Some claims to consider include:

  • Academic goals: What subjects do they want to excel in? Are there any specific grades they aim for?
  • Extracurricular Activities: Are there clubs or sports they would like to join or excel at?
  • Personal development: What new skills or habits would they like to develop?
  • Social goals: Are there new friends they want to make, or existing friendships they want to strengthen?

Step 3: Complete the worksheet

Once you have finished this discussion, let your child complete the worksheet. They can use colored markers, crayons or colored pencils to make it their own. The worksheet includes spaces for them to:

  • Draw a picture of themselves with a big smile (to represent their excitement).
  • Write down their hopes and dreams for the school year.
  • List the steps they plan to take to achieve these dreams.
  • Share something they are grateful for.

Step 4: Presentation and review

After completing the worksheet, encourage your child to display it somewhere they can see it regularly, such as the refrigerator or their bedroom wall. This will be a constant reminder of their aspirations and motivation throughout the academic year.

Step 5: Check-in and Celebration

Throughout the year, review the worksheet periodically with your child. Discuss the progress they’ve made, and if they’ve achieved any of their goals, celebrate their successes together. This would reinforce the importance of defining their dreams and working towards them.

Benefits of using our printable products

Our back to school prints offer many benefits for both parents and children:

1. It encourages communication

The worksheet opens a channel for meaningful conversations between parents and children. It provides an opportunity to connect, share and support each other’s goals and aspirations.

2. It promotes responsibility

By setting goals and defining the steps needed to achieve them, children learn about responsibility and accountability. They begin to understand that their actions have a direct impact on their future.

3. It boosts confidence

When children see progress towards their goals, it boosts their self-esteem and confidence. They gain a sense of accomplishment, which can be a powerful motivator.

4. Develop planning skills

Completing the worksheet requires children to think ahead and plan. This skill is essential for success in school and life.

5. It promotes gratitude

A section where children can write down something they are grateful for encourages a positive outlook. Gratitude is a valuable attitude to cultivate, as it can enhance general well-being.


As the school year begins, it’s the perfect time to encourage your child to dream big and set goals for themselves. Our Back to School printables are a fun and interactive way to help them express their hopes and aspirations. By using this worksheet, you are not only enhancing their creativity but also teaching them basic life skills that will serve them well in the future.

So why wait? Download this printable Back to School book today, sit down with your child, and embark on the journey of defining and achieving their dreams for the coming year. Together, you can make this school year a successful and memorable one!

We can’t wait to see how you can use it. Tag us #lars_mix So we can all see it!


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