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New Year Activities

Activities after you have packed away those Christmas decorations!

It’s time to pack away those Christmas decorations, hoover up the pine needles and make New Years resolutions.

It is an exciting time of year when we have the opportunity to ponder the last year and think about all the wonderful things we want to achieve this year.

Here are some ideas and activities you might like to try with all the family or class.

1. Ask everyone to write down all their hopes and dreams and wishes for 2022
You might like to put them away with the xmas decorations and bring them out and read them next Christmas Eve or New Years Eve. If you are in school, you could hand them to the next form teacher to read out to the children at the end of the Winter term.

2. Make a vision board
Vision boards are made by sticking pictures and words on paper or cardboard. Each word or picture represents that person’s goals for that year.
Get everyone a big piece of paper or card and ask them to make a vision board or picture for 2022. They can cut out pictures and words from magazines and newspapers. Encourage children to add things that don’t require money such as love, friendship, happiness. You could make a vision board for the whole class or family.

3. Happy Parcel
Make some cards with some questions written on each one.  Here are some suggestions.

  1. What was your proudest moment in 2021
  2. What was your happiness moment in 2021
  3. What was your greatest achievement in 2021
  4. Who helped you the most in 2021
  5. What is your greatest memory from 2021

    Wrap up a pass the parcel and put the cards in between each layer.
    Each family member can pick a card

4. Quiet Reflections
Spend a few moments together reflecting on the last year and having some fantastic positive thoughts and dreams for the new year.

If you would like support finding your purpose for 2022, watch our Find your North Star webinar.


Have a wonderful New Year