New Year’s Resolutions with Young Children


Are you looking for a fun New Year’s Eve resolution craft for preschool, kindergarten, or first grade students? Your students will love using a paper towel roll to create fireworks while setting a kindness resolution! New Year's Eve Paper Towel Roll Craft for Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade Students

We’ve had such a great week together following our longer than usual Christmas break. While I DID cry because I had to leave the girls, I was thrilled to see my students. If you teach kindergarten, you know there is something magical about the way the students are able to focus better & already have routines in place when you return in January.

We jumped right in setting New Year’s Resolutions. My kids really enjoyed setting kindness resolutions. You can grab the product here:

I was pleased with how the class book helped them understand what a resolution was & how the resource helped them brainstorm and set clear academic and kindness resolutions.


We made these easy party hats which are included & started by choosing 3 ways we could be kind this year (later we did the same with academic goals).

I loved how the little boy above wanted to help his dad pop popcorn this year. 🙂

It’s not the neatest handwriting, but they completed these without help and I was very proud of their ideas.

Later they chose the most important of the 3 and wrote a complete sentence. I let them use pieces to decorate a large sheet of paper and we used a toilet paper roll dipped in paint to create fireworks. 🙂 (See photo.) They loved doing this!

Update: These were made the following year and I LOVE the way they turned out using kids with construction paper hair and the hats found in my resource!

New Year's Eve Craft with Paper Towel Fireworks for Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade Students

We made silver and gold fireworks this time!

New Year's Eve Fireworks made with Paint and a Paper Towel Roll for Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade Students

New Year's Eve Craft made with construction paper hair and a paper towel roll for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students

The kids are so excited to help their friends reach their kindness resolutions. We could have made these a TAD neater but I let the students really take ownership of them. How do you celebrate New Year’s with your children or students?

****These hats and the resource are updated every year to reflect the most recent New Year’s so if you buy once, you simply redownload from your “My Purchases” page in TPT to get the most recent version each year!******

I hope this resource can help you!

Happy Teaching & Mommy-ing this year everyone!

Author: hilarystatum

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