New Year Writing and Craft Activities

New Years activities are a great way for kids to reflect on the past year and set goals for the year ahead. Many teachers at the elementary level focus on developing a growth mindset and goal setting ties in perfectly with that. This post shares a New Years writing and craft activity that I did as a bulletin board in my own classroom.


New Years activities are a great way for kids to reflect on the past year and set goals for the year ahead. Many teachers at the elementary level focus on developing a growth mindset and goal setting ties in perfectly with that. This post shares a New Years writing and craft activity that I did as a bulletin board in my own classroom. 

New Years activities are a great way for kids to reflect on the past year and set goals for the year ahead. Many teachers at the elementary level focus on developing a growth mindset and goal setting ties in perfectly with that. This post shares a New Years writing and craft activity that I did as a bulletin board in my own classroom.

This is a great activity for the month of January as it focuses on resolutions or as I referred to them with my class...goals. I've also used it at the start of a new school year and that was fun too.

After editing with the teacher, the students wrote their final copies. I always try to culminate our writing projects with a simple art project. These pages include adorable colored clipart, but I opted to print them in black and white, photocopied them and let the kiddos color them in. We then mounted them on constructi
on paper and glittered the edges (because I'm fancy like that).

New Years activities are a great way for kids to reflect on the past year and set goals for the year ahead. Many teachers at the elementary level focus on developing a growth mindset and goal setting ties in perfectly with that. This post shares a New Years writing and craft activity that I did as a bulletin board in my own classroom.



One year I hung them on my classroom door because I had some adorable owl writing to put up on my bulletin board in the hall. I displayed them as shown below on my door.
New Years activities are a great way for kids to reflect on the past year and set goals for the year ahead. Many teachers at the elementary level focus on developing a growth mindset and goal setting ties in perfectly with that. This post shares a New Years writing and craft activity that I did as a bulletin board in my own classroom.
However, most years I've displayed them as shown on the board below using blowers and party hats. I've also taken photos of the students wearing party hats and using the blowers to display with their writing which is super cute too.


New Years activities are a great way for kids to reflect on the past year and set goals for the year ahead. Many teachers at the elementary level focus on developing a growth mindset and goal setting ties in perfectly with that. This post shares a New Years writing and craft activity that I did as a bulletin board in my own classroom.


This no prep New Years Writing Activity will make it quick and easy for you to provide your students with a chance to reflect on the last year and either make resolutions or set goals for 2018. The finished work makes a great bulletin board when displayed with a craft of your choice. 

WHY YOU WILL BE HAPPY: 
It is truly a print and go resource so it will save you time
❷ I have included differentiated versions so you can easily make modifications for your students
❸ Students are motivated by seasonal activities so they will be happy and excited to write
❹ Parents LOVE personal activities like this so they will save it forever and remember you fondly. 
❺ They look great on display and are timely so you can put up a bulletin board in minutes

WHAT YOU WILL GET: 
✔ a primary brainstorming page to collect ideas 
✔ an intermediate brainstorming page to collect ideas 
✔ a 3 detail web to organize writing 
✔ a single detail web to organize simple paragraph writing 
✔ primary-ruled draft paper 
✔ intermediate-ruled draft paper 
✔ primary-ruled final product paper 
✔ intermediate-ruled final product paper 
✔ a simple sentence activity page with space to illustrate for our -youngest learners 


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