Resources › For Educators New Year Word Searches, Crossword Puzzles, and More Share Flipboard Email Print Jamie Grill/Getty Images For Educators Homeschooling Spelling Geography Becoming A Teacher Assessments & Tests Elementary Education Secondary Education Special Education Teaching By Beverly Hernandez Homeschooling Expert Beverly Hernandez is a veteran homeschooler and the former administrator of a large independent study program. our editorial process Beverly Hernandez Updated April 13, 2019 01 of 15 New Year's Theme Printouts TARIK KIZILKAYA/Getty Images 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). 02 of 15 New Year's Vocabulary 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. 03 of 15 New Year's Word Search 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! 04 of 15 New Years Crossword Puzzle 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. 05 of 15 New Year's Challenge 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. 06 of 15 New Year's Alphabet Activity 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. 07 of 15 New Year's Resolution 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. 08 of 15 New Year's Draw and Write 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. 09 of 15 New Years Visor 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. 10 of 15 New Year's Coloring Page - Ice Skater Print the pdf: Ice Skater coloring Page Color in the picture of an ice skater. 11 of 15 Happy New Year Card 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). 12 of 15 Happy New Year Card 2 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! 13 of 15 Happy New Year Card 3 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. 14 of 15 Happy New Year Card Happy New Year Card #4. Beverly Hernandez Print the pdf: New Year Card Page This festive card feature balloons and confetti. 15 of 15 Happy New Year Tic-Tac-Toe Game 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.