5 Meaningful New Year Activities For Young Kids Perfect for Winter

Oh how I love New Year's Day! With all of the fireworks lighting up the sky or how the bells ring, most people consider the new year as an opportunity for a fresh start!

I've discovered that celebrating it with my students in January is a great way to welcome them back after the Christmas break!

I'll mention a list of my favorite New Year's activities to do in the classroom to help you celebrate with your students and get back into the routine this 2023.

So read along this blog if you want to kick off the new year with fun activities for your pre-K to first grade students!


Are you short on time? Not a problem! I'm thrilled to be able to share this list with you today.

Celebrate the New Year by providing your students with a few downloadable worksheets on subjects such as language, writing, arts, math, and science.

Keeping this in mind, here is a list of 5 new year's activities for your students to try. Make the most of the winter season by taking advantage of these January ideas and resources!

Learn About The History and Traditions of New Year
Know what's a fun way to make your students appreciate commemorating the New Year? You ca teach your students the history of New Year's celebrations like the historic New Year's Eve at Times Square or the singing of Auld Lang Syne.

You can also teach young kids about the different New Year traditions all over the world like eating something round, wearing polka dots, smashing plates, or even decorating your front door with onions. It's so much fun and interesting to know about the different countries and how they celebrate their New Year.

Write a New Year's Resolution
January is an excellent time to refresh and teach routines, as well as to make resolutions and try new things. Allow students to have some fun while also learning about the holiday while setting some goals to become better versions of themselves.

For example, you can ask the kids to reflect and ponder upon these: one thing they would like to try, one thing they want to become better at, one bad habit they would like to break, or one way they could be kinder this year.

Have Fun with Winter-Themed Arts and Crafts
Need some print and go winter crafts for your January bulletin boards? Here are quick and easy snowman crafts and scissor cutting practice worksheets that enable students to practice with shapes, fine motor skills, and create the perfect no prep winter holiday bulletin board!

It's always fun and engaging time for your young students to include arts and crafts in their learning to spark creativity so these recommendations are just perfect for the winter season.
Make Writing Easier With These Worksheets
Writing is a skill that takes time and practice to develop. These worksheets can enhance your young learner's creative writing process so they can come up with thoughts and build problem solving ability, boost the self-esteem and discipline students need to succeed in all areas of life.

Your children can use these printables as creative learning resources to practice writing words and sentences which will enable them to be better writers in the future.
More January-Themed Activities
These New Year-themed printable worksheets for your young students will keep them learning actively after the holiday break! This will keep pupils interested in math, grammar, reading, and speech skills.

Check out these activities if you're looking for worksheets for the first month of the new year! Knowledge is power, and these downloadable tools can assist you in teaching your young kids to appreciate learning new things and to maximize their potential.
So there you have it! As a teacher or a homeschooling parent, may you utilize these learning ideas to start the new year with a ton of fun as soon as the kids return to school!

I'm not sure how the previous year went for you, but I do hope you're all going to enjoy the new one!

Once again, I'm committed to keep learning engaging and enjoyable, so I hope the resources listed above are useful to you in the classroom this new year!

Have an OINKTASTIC new year! May you enjoy every moment and appreciate the good things in your life right now. 'Til the next blog. 🐷

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