As classes have now resumed for the New Year, helping students develop a New Year’s resolution for themselves can be a fun and fresh activity. Working on resolutions together can be a great group activity to inspire students to do something special.
A few ideas…
- Ask the students who has heard of New Year’s resolutions. Some may have…many more may have not. Explain the practice & purpose of making resolutions and the effort involved to accomplish them.
- Tell the students that resolutions are like promises you make to yourself.
- Discuss how important it is to make a resolution creative and challenging, but also realistic.
- Share some examples of past resolutions you have made. How did you do? Where some easier to keep than others? How great did it feel when you accomplished your goal?
- Discuss ideas for some resolutions as a group then allow students time to work on their own resolutions. Provide some realistic examples for them to visualize.
- Perhaps provide an example: When I am at_________, I promise to________ because _______.
- Allow for some time for the students to share their resolutions with the class and discuss the importance of supporting one another to help achieve their goals.
- Have the students illustrate their resolutions and then display in the classroom to provide encouragement and a visual reminder of the goals they have chosen for themselves.
Attached is a helpful link with a creative template that students could use…
Have fun & Happy New Year!