Freebies for the NEW YEAR!

Happy New Year, Everyone!
I hope your holidays were filled with joy and love.
I have rounded up what I think are some fun and fairly easy activities for you to do with your kids on New Year's Eve or with your class full of kids when you get back to school.
 #1 is the cutest little wishing wand (or resolution wand) that could easily be made at home or in the classroom. I found this idea at One Artsy Mama.
#2 is a set of countdown bags by Hoosier Homemade. This obviously couldn't be done in the class, but would be perfect at home!
#3 is a pretty pot banger for the little ones. I found this at Free Kids Crafts.
#4 is a noisemaker made with paper plates. I'd definitely do this in the classroom. You can visit Naturally Educational for directions.
#5 is a set of free New Year's writing templates from Hilary Lewis.
#6 is the sweetest confetti hat. It would be messy but lots of fun with great results. The idea is from Having Fun at Home.
#7 is a free writing glyph from the Glyph Girls.
#8 is a fun and easy flip book of resolutions that could be made in the classroom. I found this at Mrs. T's First Grade Class.
#9 is a Roll and Cover game with 3 levels of difficulty. This would be suitable for pre-schoolers to Grade 1 or 2. It's from Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives.
#10 looks like a LOT of fun. I haven't tried it but I'm planning to when I go back to school after the holidays. You can find this at I Can Teach My Child.

I love them all, but I think I'll do the Wishing Wand, the Fireworks and the Flip Book!

How about you?

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  1. Thanks for the ideas - I like the firework one!

  2. What a wonderful resource round-up! I love the wand and the fireworks.

    Happy new year wishes coming from Texas!


    1. We did the wand today and I have a cool kindness activity to go with it that I'm trying out tomorrow!

  3. These are great ideas! I really like number one- the kids would have a lot of fun with that. And the flap book with the year is really great too! Thanks for the ideas!
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    1. Thanks, Lori. The flap book worked out super well. I'll post pics soon.

  4. You're so resourceful! I do OLW with my kids and that's about it.

    1. OLW can be very profound! If you're only doing one thing, that's an awesome one thing:)


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