A nice collection of worksheets to help students ring in the New Year.

What is New Year's Day? We celebrate New Year's every year. But do you know how and when it is celebrated? Let's take a look! According to the Gregorian and Julian calendar, January 1st is a national holiday that celebrates New Year's Day. The New Year Day marks the start of a new with new resolutions and new possibilities. It is also a marking of newly found happiness and restarting life with a clean slate. People consider New Year's to be a reminder of looking ahead to the future, leaving sadness behind and make positive changes in their lives. There are lots of ways in which people celebrate New Year's. At the stroke of midnight, fireworks are released into the sky. Parades around the world are held to welcome the New Year with happiness. People everywhere celebrate the day with champagne and a variety of different foods as well. People keep their loved ones close and follow traditions that are meant to bring good luck and success for the new year.

Celebrated on the first day of the Gregorian and Julian calendar, this holiday focuses on renewal and start of something fresh. A quarter of Americans routinely don't celebrate at New Years at all while just under half of the country takes part in the countdown. While they are counting down one in three Americans are already asleep. Although we often take it for granted, it is widely seen as the fourth most popular holiday behind Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The series that is presented forces students to think a little more on their toes. There are a good helping of critical thinking sheets and puzzles to accompany the reading a writing activities.

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Civilizations all over the world have been celebrating the beginning of new years for thousands of years.


Write what you resolve to do, why you want to do it, and how it will benefit you or others.

Looking Back | Looking Forward

Think back across your life over the past year, and answer the questions below.

How Much Do You Know

This Roman leader made January 1st the official first day of the New Year.

Who's the Baby?

The New Year is commonly represented in cartoons as a baby. The baby symbolizes both a new beginning and growth.

More Resolutions

A new thing I want to try this year is:

Word Search

Find the New Year's related words in the puzzle. Write each word you find on a line.

The Best Me I Can Be

What changes do you want to make in your life in the new year? What do you want to accomplish?

Word Trace

Trace the words.

History of Resolutions

The custom of making resolutions happens all over the world.

In Babylon

The ancient Babylonians were the first recorded culture to celebrate the New Year, almost 4,000 years ago.

This Year I Resolve To...

Tell us all about it.

Word Ladders

Each ladder contains a pair of words. Find the words that connect the two, changing only one letter per step.

Female Character Thoughts

Graphic organizer of your thoughts.

Male Character Thoughts

Same as above, just a different character.

Lined Organizer

What will you do?