2020 is coming to an end and 2021 is on the horizon. In kindergarten, we love to start the new year by reflecting on what we have learned so far and set goals for the new calendar year. After we return from the long holiday break, we use our new year craft and writing activity to motivate students to set goals for themselves, whether they be for their school or personal life. We enjoy creating a cute craft to display in our classroom and completing a short writing prompt about our goals!
I put together this easy to assemble New Year Craft to work on with students after our holiday break. We start with brainstorming what we have learned in school so far and new things we would like to learn.
How To Use A New Year’s Craft in The Classroom
My kids are always so excited to share about everything they have learned. Then we complete the writing portion of our new year craft activity by completing the writing prompt, “This year, I want to learn…” It is so fun to hear about what my students want to learn; their responses always crack me up and it gives me a little glimpse into their personalities. Some want to learn how to do multiplication, some want to learn to ride a bike without training wheels, and others want to learn to fly rocket ships!
After completing the writing activity, we glue it down onto construction paper, then complete the rest of the craft! This activity can also be spread out throughout the week if you are short on time.
The students cut out the craft templates and follow the step-by-step instructions to assemble their new year craft. After gluing all the pieces down, they can add their own detail and personality to the craft.
This New Year craft is a fun way to celebrate the new year, brainstorm goals for the new year, and it makes an adorable bulletin board decoration in your classroom or in the hallway. You can find it in my shop here.
This craft is also included in my January Activity Bundle. The bundle includes math and literacy centers, Boom Cards, printables, morning work, and CVC words practice to help you keep your students engaged and learning all month long!