These New Year's activities for kids are a great way to help students make resolutions and think about their goals for the new year. These activities are quick and easy - a perfect addition to the other lessons and crafts you have planned for your Kindergarten or First grade students!
Another New Year is here - bringing along more fresh starts and more opportunities to make New Year's resolutions! 
If you're like me, you find yourself making resolutions every year to become more prepared, organized, and ahead in your lesson planning. This year, I'm helping my kiddos think about goals and resolutions they want to make for the new year.
We're going to do that with this simple and easy to make New Years Flip Book.
Students start out choosing a boy or girl character they'd like to represent them. There are 10 to pick from...5 boys and 5 girls. 
Each character has a place for your student to write their name so that they can proudly own their goals and resolutions!
The first resolution page encourages students to consider what they will eat in the new year. This is a great time to have discussions on healthy eating. My daughter made the sample below and decided she wants to eat more healthy grapes this year! 
The next resolution page has students considering what books they would like to read. They might have a specific book they want to read...or maybe they have a certain number of books they'd like to read!
Next, what are your kiddos going to play this year? Maybe they are going to try to play something new, like a new sport or activity. Or maybe they want to try to play with something they haven't played with in a long time. 
The next resolution page is my favorite! Who will your student help this year and how will they help that person? 
Where will your kiddos visit this year? Somewhere they've never been? Or maybe a favorite location? It might be a museum, a park, or even grandma's house! 
Finally, have your students make a short and quick reference list of 5 goals they have for the new year!
You can get the New Year's Flip Book HERE
You can get the New Year's Flip Book HERE

Another way to incorporate New Year's Resolutions is with an emergent reader that ties in both reading and writing practice! 

The emergent reader is 6 pages long. It includes simple sentences that were made with Kindergarten and First grade in mind. 


I tried to include as many high frequency words as I could into each page. 


Practice counting to ten on the fourth page! And check out what midnight looks like on a clock on page five! 


The last page is my favorite... It sneaks some writing practice into the reading activity! Students write three short and simple resolutions.


This emergent reader is included with many other New Year's activities in a pack. 
You can get that pack of New Year's Activities HERE
You can get these New Year's Activities HERE

I love that some of my kiddos are wanting to make reading more as one of their resolutions. I found these fun New Year's bookmarks from Let's Learn S'more that are FREE on Pinterest:
This noise maker is always a big hit too...even older kids LOVE making noise!
One last idea...
This New Year's fireworks paint activity is always a simple but fun one!
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These New Year's activities for kids are a great way to help students make resolutions and think about their goals for the new year. These activities are quick and easy - a perfect addition to the other lessons and crafts you have planned for your Kindergarten or First grade students!

These New Year's activities for kids are a great way to help students make resolutions and think about their goals for the new year. These activities are quick and easy - a perfect addition to the other lessons and crafts you have planned for your Kindergarten or First grade students!

Thanks for letting me share these activities with you! I hope your littles love and enjoy them. I also hope they make your teacher life & prep just a tad bit easier!

-Til next time
    
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