It’s hard to believe that 2023 is not too far off! I always tell my students that each New Year is a fresh start. It’s the perfect opportunity to have your students set goals, intentions, resolutions, or decide on their “one word” for 2023. In this post, I will share my 2023 New Year’s Writing, Craft, and Bulletin Board resource that will make a wonderful January display.
2023 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION WRITING, CRAFT, & BULLETIN BOARD
This resource includes everything you need for the perfect post winter break activity. Here’s what is included:
- 2023 Differentiated Writing Templates with both primary lines and regular lines for writers in kindergarten, first, and second grade
- All craft topper templates
- Bulletin Board Lettering Choices – Choose from black and white options or the new gold sparkle lettering shown below.
PREPPING YOUR 2023 NEW YEAR’S MATERIALS
Putting together this activity is as easy as 1, 2, 3…
- Print the craft topper templates onto white cardstock. Colored options are included for you to use in your teacher example.
- Choose the writing template appropriate for your students, and print onto bright paper. Primary lines shown above are perfect for emerging writers. The smaller lines in the photo below are appropriate for intermediate to advanced writers.
- Select the bulletin board display letters of your choice. Black and white options save ink and can be printed onto any color paper. The gold letters should be printed in color. Print your letters, cut, and laminate if you wish.
SETTING INTENTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR
I read the story Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution, and we discuss what the word “resolution” means. Together, we create a list on chart paper of resolutions or goals for the New Year. Some students choose a school-related goal such as learning to read or write. Others set intentions of learning to ride a bike without training wheels or learning to do a handstand.
Students complete the writing portion as I walk around the room to provide assistance when needed. They color the paper topper to look like themselves. I always have Colors of the World crayons on hand so they can match their skin tone. Here’s how a couple turned out last year…
I do assist most kids with cutting out the paper topper. You can also have older kids buddy up with your little learners to assist with these tasks.
Staple or glue the topper as shown. Hang your letters, and display your student’s New Year’s resolutions.
You can find my New Year’s Resolution Writing and Craft Resource in my TPT store sold separately or as part of my
Looking for more post-break ideas? CLICK HERE to learn more about 12 no and low prep activities for January!
Happy New Year, teacher friends!