New Years Worksheets

Why is New Year's Day Significant?

We celebrate New Year's every year. But do you know how and when it is celebrated? Let us take a look! According to the Gregorian and Julian calendar, January 1st is a national holiday that celebrates New Year's Day. The New Year Day marks the start of a new with new resolutions and new possibilities. It is also a marking of newly found happiness and restarting life with a clean slate. People consider New Year's to be a reminder of looking ahead to the future, leaving sadness behind and make positive changes in their lives. There are lots of ways in which people celebrate New Year's. At the stroke of midnight, fireworks are released into the sky. Parades around the world are held to welcome the New Year with happiness. People everywhere celebrate the day with champagne and a variety of different foods as well. People keep their loved ones close and follow traditions that are meant to bring good luck and success for the new year.

Reflect and Look Forward

My favorite things about last year were... This year I want to...

My Resolutions

A resolution is a promise to yourself that you are going to do something. People often make resolutions at the beginning of a new year.

Back and Forward

The New Year is a good time to look back at where you have been. It is also a good time to look forward at where you are going. Reflect on your life over the past year.


What does Auld Lang Syne mean?

Baby New Year

Cartoons often draw the New Year as a baby, because a baby represents a rebirth, potential, and growth. In fact, a baby has been used to represent the New Year as far back in history as 600 BC!

Will and Will Not

Make some goals for yourself.

Sentence Finishers

Complete each sentence using a word from the Word Box.

It’s Going To Be AWESOME!

You must be looking forward with your thoughts.

Common Words

Trace the words.


People all over the world celebrate the New Year by making a decision to do or not do something in the New Year. These decisions are called resolutions. Historians believe that the first culture to make New Year’s resolutions was the Babylonians, nearly 4,000 years ago. Roman and early Christian societies did the same. About 40% of Americans make resolutions every year. Most resolutions have to do with self-improvement.


Match these historical and contemporary traditions to the country they come from.

Word Find

No word bank or clues are given.


Put these New Year’s words in alphabetical order.

Female Organizer

We use a graphic organizer approach to this.

Male Organizer

A young man offers his take on this.

Free Writing

Offers a series of short writing prompts to start your creative juices.