New Year Word Searches, Crossword Puzzles, and More

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New Year's Theme Printouts

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New Year's Day is celebrated around the world on January 1st each year. The day celebrates the start of  a new year and memories of the past year.

One of the most popular New Year's traditions in America is held at New York City's Times Square. People gather and wait for hours in the crowed streets to watch the dropping of a ball weighing 1,000 pounds, made of Waterford crystal and adorned with 9,000 LED lights.

The ball drops 114 feet and is timed to reach the bottom of its pole at midnight, signalling the start of the New Year.

In the United States, many traditional New Year's meals include black-eyed peas (for good luck) and cabbage (for money).  

Print the pdf: New Year's Vocabulary Sheet 

Do your students know the word for "Old Long Ago" or what you call "a horn used to make noise at a party?" Use a dictionary or the Internet to look up each of these New Year's themed words. Then, write each work on the blank next to its correct definition.

Printables created using artwork by Rajiv's Graphics.

Print the pdf: New Year's Word Search 

Find each of the New Year's related words in this word search puzzle. This is a fun way for students to get their minds warmed up after winter break!

 

Print the pdf: New Year's Crossword Puzzle 

Each clue in this crossword puzzle describes a New Year's related words like Auld Lang Syne or Times Square. If students have trouble figuring out the words based on the clues provided, they can refer to the vocabulary sheet.

Print the pdf: New Year's Challenge 

See how well your students remember the New Year's terminology they've been learning with this challenge worksheet. Each definition is followed by four multiple choice options.

Print the pdf: New Year's Alphabet Activity 

Students will complete this activity by putting these 10 words associated with New Year's in alphabetical order.

Print the pdf: New Year's Resolution Page 

Talk with your children about New Year's resolutions. Then, have them use this worksheet to write down their resolutions. They can brighten up the page by coloring in the balloons and flowers. Then, you can hang the sheets on the wall to remind yourselves of the resolutions you made.

Print the pdf: New Year's Draw and Write Page.

In this activity, students can express their creativity by drawing a New Year's related picture. Then, they will use the blank lines to write about their drawing.

Print the pdf: New Year's Visor Page.

Get ready for the New Year with a festive visor! Cut out the visor and punch holes in the spots indicated. Then tie an elastic string to the visor to fit your child's head. Alternately, you can use yarn or other string. Use two pieces tied in the holes, then, tie a bow in back to fit your child's head.

For best results, print on card stock.

Print the pdf: Ice Skater coloring Page 

Color in the picture of an ice skater.

Print the pdf: New Year Card Page 

Welcome in the New Year with friends by sending them a New Year's card. Cut out the card along the solid gray lines. Fold the card in half at the dotted line. Then, write a note to your friend (or relative).

Happy New Year Card. Beverly Hernandez

Print the pdf: New Year Card Page

Do you have a friend who loves bears? Here's a card just for them!

Happy New Year Card #3. Beverly Hernandez

Print the pdf: New Year Card Page

This printable provides another New Year's card option for the teddy bear lovers in your life. 

Happy New Year Card #4. Beverly Hernandez

Print the pdf: New Year Card Page

This festive card feature balloons and confetti.

Happy New Year Tic-Tac-Toe Game. Beverly Hernandez

Print the pdf: New Year Tic-Tac-Toe Game

Ring in the New Year with a fun game of tic-tac-toe. Cut the playing pieces off at the dotted line, then cut the individual pieces apart.

Besides just being fun, this tic-tac-toe game will allow young children to practice strategy and improve their critical thinking and fine motor skills.

For best results, print on card stock.