New Year's Eve

Ready to Go Teacher Created Activities

Millions of people enjoy saying good bye to the past and hello to a new beginning at the stroke of midnight on January 1st. This world wide celebrations often includes large festivities with fireworks, food, friends, and resolutions. Help your students look forward to a bright new beginning with these New Years themed Activities. Create a free account and search New Year in the Ready-To-Go Publicly Shared Activities Bank.


 
 

Happy New Year! 

This Primary activity teaches young readers about New Year celebrations in six different countries. Build informational text reading and writing skills all in one Activity. Student response and multiple choice items check reading comprehension. Written on a 460 Lexile level students will enjoy colorful photographs and short but informative paragraphs. 

Happy New Year

 
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New Year: History and Resolutions

This reading and writing activity is geared for upper elementary students. It provides the history of New Years and a better understanding of resolutions. One page of informational text is followed by seven comprehension questions. Students are also asked to then write their own resolutions. 

New Year: History and Resolutions

 
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New Year Resolutions

Upper elementary and middle school students will enjoy taking a look at six comics that relate to New Year's Resolutions. Student response questions allow for students to infer meaning and build online writing skills. Attach a rubric to any item for detailed student feedback. 

 

New Year Resolutions

 
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Bet You Didn't Know: New Year's Eve History

This fast paced History Channel video shares interesting facts about the origin of New Year's Eve. Middle school and high school students will enjoy the non-stop facts and colorful photos. This Activity really packs a lot of information into a very short video. Answering multiple part, extended response questions keep students focused while increasing research and writing skills .

 

Bet You Didn't Know: New Years Eve History

 
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History of the New Year's Eve Ball Drop

High school students will learn the history of the Ball that is currently dropped each New Year's Eve in New York City. The ball has gone through many interesting changes since 1904. A reference sheet of ball fact are both interesting and informative. Extended response questions have students digging deep into the text for complete answers. 

 

History of the New Year's Eve Ball Drop

 
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