New Year Activity for Little Learners

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New Year traditions seem more for adults, but they don’t have to be! For me, I spend time reflecting on the past year and what changes and goals I can make and set for the new year. Why don’t we teach our kids the same thing? The New Year activity is a perfect way to welcome your students back from the long holiday break! This lapbook is easy to print and assemble! It’s editable so teachers can use it year after year.

new year lapbook for classroom students

Say Goodbye!

Say goodbye to the previous year! Your students will reflect on some facts about themselves from the previous year. They can describe their favorite lesson or activity from the previous year. Students can also write about favorite food, color and book from the previous year.

new year lapbook for classroom students
new year lapbook for classroom students

Welcome a New Year

Another part of this New Year activity is to look ahead. Your students can list things they look forward to in the new year. They can write about things they want to do, what they want to learn and how they want to grow.

new year lapbook for classroom students
new year lapbook for classroom students

In the center of the lapbook, your learners can describe their features and facts about themselves at that moment in time. This is a great way for parents to reminisce years down the road!

new year lapbook for classroom students

While your students are working on the future year, it’s a perfect time to introduce setting goals. In my classroom, my students work on setting academic goals and it’s made a huge impact! Grab this free goal setting printable to start the new year off right!

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