Light the World is a yearly Church emphasis at aChristmastime we love to support at Sugardoodle. In combination with the Church’s new goal-setting program for youth, we asked friend and fellow blogger Becky Squire to share a great printable and ideas with you.
The new Children and Youth program initiated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially launched in January 2020, but it wasn’t new to me. It focuses on four areas of life: Spiritual, Physical, Intellectual, and Social. And if you add one more, Emotional, you will have the framework that I grew up with.
My parents taught me to make goals in each of these areas of my life as a youth and even now as an adult. And I believe that as we and our children accept the prophet’s invitation, we will be able to #LightTheWorld around and within us. Just as Christ developed in all areas of His life, this program provides an outline for each of us.
I’ve created a fun goal chart you might use for yourself and with your children. Explore goal ideas and possibilities together. Here are some great ideas to get you started:
Share your favorite scripture verse with a friend.
Say your personal prayers daily.
When you pray, listen for answers.
Go to the temple as often as possible.
Practice daily repentance.
Invite neighbors over for FHE.
Write down 3 things you are grateful for every day for a month.
Work on family history as a family.
Share your testimony with a friend or family member.
Study a conference talk with a group of friends.
Exchange healthy recipes with a group of friends or family.
Invite a friend or neighbor on an evening walk.
Learn or teach a new sport with your kids.
Hold a weekly water drinking competition.
Train for a 5k with a group of friends.
Go on a family walk once a week.
Replace a juice or soda with water each week.
Stretch every morning and evening.
Go on a family hike.
Go to bed earlier.
Join or host a book club.
Take a handwriting class.
Learn how to cook and share the fruits with your neighbors.
Take a prep class with a friend.
Teach one of your hobbies to your kids.
Work on speed-reading as a family.
Teach your kids cursive.
Volunteer to tutor other kids.
Encourage your kids to join an extra-curricular activity.
Work on typing faster.
Go to a sporting event with friends.
Encourage your kids to eat lunch with someone new every week.
Put your phone away when with family.
Talk to someone new at school or work.
Practice getting along with siblings (even you adults!)
Find and do a service project.
Invite some neighbors you don’t know very well over for dinner.
Smile at everyone you see.
Invite friends over for a game night.
Encourage your kids to join an after-school activity group.