Can you believe it is already the New Year?! It flies by! Today, I am sharing some FREE activities and a few of my favorites to help you ring in the New Year in your classroom.
Let’s get started!
NEW YEARS CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES
This balloon popping countdown celebration is definitely a class favorite! All you need are some clear 12 inch balloons, confetti, these celebration slips, and a ballon air pump. I purchased my balloon air pump at Hobby Lobby and it works great!
I purchased my clear balloons from my local party store. If you cannot find any at your party store, Amazon has some (affiliate link).
You can choose to fill as many balloons with 1 celebration slip and confetti as you wish. You can pop a balloon each hour of the school day and celebrate each hour by completing what’s on the celebration slip. If this is too much, then you can definitely just pop a few throughout the day.
Here’s how to fill the balloons:
Step 1: stuff the balloon with confetti (you may need to fold the confetti in half depending on the size)
Step 2: choose a celebration slip (download here/blank version is included)
Step 3: fold the celebration slip in half multiple times and stuff it into the balloon
Step 4: pump air into the balloon
Step 5: hang the balloon on the board, door, or anywhere else in the classroom. Pop the balloon and students can find the celebration slip!
Next up, is this FREE partner game!
Students take turns spinning the spinner and finding the number in the year (on their side of the board). Once they find the number, they cover it with a game marker. The first partner to cover all 4 numbers, wins! This is a great way to integrate math into your New Year celebration.
These treat tags are great to send home with your students or have sitting on their desks when they arrive at school.
Below are a some of my favorite activities (from last year). They can be used for this upcoming year, as well. They are all from my New Year Fun resource, HERE.
And, I absolutely LOVE this New Year’s Day read aloud, Shante Keys and the New Year’s Peas. (affiliate link below)
It is perfect for celebrating diversity and sparks great conversation for the different ways families celebrate and different family traditions. I love it!
You can find the craftivity and some of the other New Year activities above by clicking the image below.