Welcome New Year 2024 with these fun firework-themed art and goal-setting writing activities.
Invite students to reflect on 2023 and focus on setting their intentions and goals for 2024, in a creative way.
Encourage students to explore warm and cool colors, and experiment with making confident, expressive marks to create an energizing firework display.
I update this activity each year for free, so you can download free updates if you want to continue using the activity beyond 2024.
What’s included in this New Year’s 2024 resource?
- 2023 reflections and 2024 goal-setting and resolutions art and writing prompt worksheets
- A selection of firework templates to print and decorate – create a vibrant collaborative art display
- Photographed colored examples to display
- Bulletin board garlands to decorate and display with your completed fireworks
- Large wall numbers for 2024 for students to decorate and display
What materials do I need to color the fireworks?
- Choose from marker pens, oil pastels, watercolor paints, colored pencils
- Scissors, pegs and string for banners
- Use heavyweight paper/ card stock for the best results
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 find 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
Kelly P says, “Love stimulating their brains with coloring and thinking. Great tool, not just a write down your goals. We save them until the end of the first quarter for students to look at their goals again.”
Julie J says, “This looked fantastic as a bulletin board! It gave the students practice at writing while thinking about their goals. They also loved designing the fireworks!.”
Sarah V says, “I used this at the start of the year with my senior students and they loved that they actually had something novel to do for goal setting and that they could go back and colour in when their math brain was exhausted!”
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