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New Year’s Resolution Activities & Worksheets for Elementary Students

The New Year is almost here and it's always the best time to “start over”, right? Of course, Back to School is usually when we reset for a new year, but now that the kids are a bit older {and better writers!} January is always a great time for a check-in on goals for the year and resolutions for the new year.

a collection of new years writing resolutions and activity worksheets for 1st graders and 2nd graders | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

I'm sharing my favorite New Year Writing Ideas that will set your students up for success in the coming year! Each of the ideas below includes multiple options and paper choices so you can pick what works best for your students.

Caution: Awesome Year Ahead

Your students will definitely be mindful of their goals when they see these brightly colored displays around the classroom!

caution: awesome year ahead resolution activity for elementary students | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch
example of a student's resolutions using the caution: awesome year ahead activity | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

Have limited room? You can do the same activity with a smaller writing prompt.

You can find Caution: Awesome Year Ahead in The Lucky Store.

Are You Yeti for a New Year?

Every single time I walked by these hilarious yetis hanging in my classroom I cracked up! I mean, how can you not smile at these goal-setting guys?

a yeti themed writing activity about goal setting for the new year | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

You can either do a full-page or a half-page writing prompt with the yeti. Grab this darling New Year's Resolutions Yeti in the Lucky Store

Bright Ideas for the New Year Activity

These goals will really light up your classroom {sorry, I couldn't help myself}!

bright ideas for the new year is a fun new years resolution activity for young students | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

Your students can focus on a few goals in the longer writing prompt or make a quick list with the half-sheet.

example of a student's finished bright ideas for the new year worksheet | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

You can find Bright Ideas for a New Year in The Lucky Store.

Zooming Into a New Year

Zoom into the year with BIG goals! These cars are a bit more work than the other activities but I love that it allows the students to focus on something they can, will, and want to achieve over the new year.

a fun car-themed new years goal setting activity for elementary classrooms | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch
a student wrote that they want to be more helpful around the house for their new years resolution | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

Or, you can always go with the short version of this activity 🙂

You can find Zooming Into a New Year in The Lucky Store.

Ringing Into the New Year

Most kids won't even appreciate this good pun, but I do! Ha!
This printable activity is super simple to prep – just print and go! There are tons of color choices included!

ringing in the new year goals activity for elementary students | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

You can find Ringing in The New Year in The Lucky Store.

Recap of New Year's Goal-Setting Activities for 1st & 2nd Graders

The New Year is the perfect time to help students set new goals and resolutions. These fun activities will not only have them learning, but having a good time along the way!

Tell me which of these is your favorite New Year's activity in the comments below.

And be sure to shop all the New Year-themed activities here.

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