New Year’s Resolutions for Kids — New Year’s Fun for the Whole Family!
Happy New Year!– Or at least, it’s almost that time.
New Year’s resolutions are a timeless tradition when the start of a new calendar year rolls around, but it’s not just adults that can participate. New Year’s resolutions for kids are a fun way to reflect on the year that has passed and prepare for the new year that’s coming.
A Perfect New Year’s Day Activity for Kids
I think this particular New Year’s Resolution for Kids printable is very well-suited for a New Year’s Day Activity. After all, the kids are home from school and they’ve typically stayed up pretty late (and so have the adults). Anything to pass the time in a relaxed and meaningful way is a win in my book!
Throughout all of January, there will be so much talk of New Year’s resolutions, so this is a great way to ask your kids: What goals do you have for the upcoming year? You and your child (or children) can come back to this New Year’s Resolution sheet again and again throughout the year as a check-in and healthy reminder of those goals.
How to Download Your New Year’s Resolution For Kids Printable
(*If you’re looking for a whole pack of fun New Years printables, check out the section below.)
For kids who can write, I encourage you to let them fill out the printable for themselves, with you providing as little guidance as possible.
One reason is that it’s fun to see what the kids come up with. Another, more important reason is that kids are more likely to take ownership of these resolutions or goals for the new year if they set them independently.
For kids who aren’t old enough to write yet, this can still be a fun New Year’s activity for them.
Ask the questions in their most basic form and fill in what they say. If you hang onto them (in their baby book or, in our house, that-pile-of-stuff-that-we-pretend-will-one-day-become-their-baby-book), it’s very cute to see what your kid have said over the years.
*Bonus: aside from being cute and fun, there are real benefits to having your kids set New Year’s Resolutions. You can check out those benefits , as well as some suggested resolutions according to child development experts here.
Of course, if you want to take the New Year’s Resolutions for Kids in a Different Direction…
Last year, I wrote this snarky post for That’s Inappropriate/Filter-Free Parents about New Year’s Resolutions I wish my kids would make. Feel free to check that out for a seasonally appropriate laugh (and possibly some “ideas” to pass along to your children!).
Happy New Year!
Related: To The Mom With the Holiday Hangover