New Year Art 2024,
Goals and Resolutions


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Kickstart New Year 2024! Review 2023, set new goals, and make resolutions

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Kickstart New Year 2024 with these cool selfies and help students focus!

These engaging New Year coloring pages, art, and writing prompt activities are perfect for reviewing 2023, goal setting, and making resolutions for 2024.

Students can choose their favorite glasses or spectacles, create a unique self-portrait, and then complete the review and resolution activities that encourage a balance of art and writing.

I will update this activity every year, so you can download free updates if you would like to continue to use the activity beyond 2024.

What’s included in this New Year activity?

1. Self-portraits

  • Choose from 4 glasses templates to create a unique self-portrait
  • Face templates with masks are included
  • Select according to age and ability from a variety of options

2. Writing tasks and prompts

  • Reflecting on 2023 and goal setting for 2024
  • A variety of writing prompt templates include glasses and balloons

3. Explore letting go of 2023

  • Write about your stand-out memories of 2023
  • What did you learn?
  • How did you feel?
  • What will you be glad to leave behind?
  • What will you miss?

4. Explore hopes and dreams for 2024

  • Explore your hopes and dreams for 2024
  • What are your goals?
  • How do you feel about this coming year?
  • What will you do differently than in 2023?
  • What might you bring with you from 2023?

5. Colored finished examples

  • Print these finished artworks to generate ideas and discussion and decorate your walls!

6. Digitally created collage-style posters

  • Display and use these as inspiration – some students may enjoy cutting shapes from magazines to collage a self-portrait

7. New Year banners and classroom decor

  • Create a colorful and welcoming classroom with this modern confetti-theme banner

8. Doodle pages

  • Additional coloring pages are included for early finishers

What materials are needed?

  • Print onto good quality heavyweight paper/ card stock for the best results
  • Oil pastels, marker pens, watercolor paints, colored pencils
  • Collage materials are optional – magazines and glue sticks
  • Scissors and string for the garlands

You might like to view my popular Back To School / All About Me resources here:

Back to School, All About Me Resources

View further New Year activities here:

New Year, Chinese New Year Resources

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How can I use this resource with my students?

  • End December 2023 in a positive, forward-thinking way
  • Use as an engaging first-week-back activity for January 2024
  • Encourage students to reflect, plan, and set goals
  • Explore hopes and dreams for the future
  • Acknowledge challenges and explore possible solutions
  • Generate lively group discussion
  • Create an impressive display for a positive environment
  • Build creative confidence
  • This makes a handy, print-and-go sub-plan
  • Add to a New Year unit

Happy teacher feedback


Erin M says, “This was such a fun and engaging resource for my 7th grade students, it was a great activity to get them into the swing of things after the holiday.”


Natalie M says, “This was a really great twist to the usual New Year’s Resolutions. My students are enjoying creating their “selfie”. I am loving how different and creative each student has created their character. Thank you for this product.”


Natasha J says, “This was well done! I needed something as an icebreaker for my 8th grade Honors ELA, and this was an easy decision to make. I am so glad I did. All I had to do was print, copy, and discuss. My students were able to express themselves and they loved it. All students were engaged. This had something for all students regardless of their artistic ability. Thank you!”

I do hope you have fun with this resource!

You may like to view these creative seasonal resources:

New Year 2024 Cool Cell Phone Art Activity

FREE Year of the Dragon 2024 Art Activity

New Year and Chinese New Year Art Activities

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New Year Art 2024,
Goals and Resolutions


PDF Download: 40 pages
Kickstart New Year 2024! Review 2023, set new goals, and make resolutions

Shop securely at my Teachers Pay Teachers store

What is TPT?

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