Hi, friends! Happy New Year! I think we can all agree that we are ready for 2021! 2020 is a year we will NEVER forget! Today’s post features some fun and simple ideas for New Year’s that you can do in your classroom or with your children at home. Upon returning from winter break, I like to have my kids ease back into things with some FUN! Included in that fun are a few New Year goodies.
First up, read-alouds! I’ve found that there really aren’t many New Year’s picture books for kids. I’ve had the same two for several years and this year I found a third to add to my collection. You can grab the books shown below by clicking the affiliate link HERE.
Squirrels New Year’s Resolution-This is a cute story about a squirrel who hears about New Year’s resolutions on the radio and is curious about them. She visits her friends to get some ideas and find out what their plans are for resolutions in the new year. I won’t ruin the surprise by telling you what Squirrel finally chooses as her resolution!
The Night Before New Year’s-This is another book in the best-selling “Night Before…” series. The rhyming text is always a hit with kids! The illustrations in this book are super cute and include all the traditional New Year’s festivities…party horns, party hats, toasting, resolutions, and more.
New Year’s Day-I am super excited to add this to my collection this year! Praise for a non-fiction picture book! This book is one of the “Celebrations in My World” series books. There are books for just about all holidays within this series and I’ll definitely be adding more to my personal library! This particular New Year’s book includes a table of contents (HELLO TEXT FEATURES!) with sections on various topics surrounding New Year’s such as: New Year’s Eve, Resolutions, Parades, and more. I can’t wait to share this book with my students next week!
I made a few graphic organizers to go along with the books. You can grab them for free by clicking the cover below!
I found this cute BINGO game online this year and have it prepped and ready for my kids to play next week! Click HERE to grab it.
As the kids arrive on Monday, they will choose a coloring sheet they like to color. My kids eat breakfast in the room, so giving them morning work this year is out of the question. A coloring page motivates them to finish their breakfast faster. These coloring sheets are a free download in my TpT shop. You can grab them by clicking the cover below.
Hope you enjoyed this post!