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New Year’s Resolutions for Kids: Free Printable Chart in 10+ Languages

Multilingual New Years Resolutions for Kids

Last Updated on March 25, 2024 by Bilingual Kidspot

New Year’s Resolutions for Kids Activity

Yet again the year is coming to an end. Help your kids reflect on resolutions for next year with this fun New Year’s Resolutions activity for kids below.

This kids New Year’s Resolutions activity for kids can be printed off in over 10 languages!

How to Come up With New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

As the year draws to a close, it’s a wonderful time to encourage children to reflect on the passing year and embrace the promise of a new one.

New Year’s resolutions, often associated with adults, can be an enriching and empowering practice for kids too. Engaging your child in this reflective process not only nurtures goal-setting skills but also promotes self-awareness and personal growth.

Starting the Conversation

Approach the topic with enthusiasm and openness, creating a safe space for them to express their thoughts and aspirations for the coming year.

Begin by asking open-ended questions like:

  • “What are some things you’d like to achieve or improve upon next year?”
  • “Is there something new you’d like to learn or try?”
  • “Are there habits you’d like to develop or change for the better?”

Encouraging Reflection

Reflecting on the past year can provide valuable insights for setting meaningful resolutions. Encourage your child to think about their accomplishments, challenges faced, and experiences that brought them joy or taught them valuable lessons. This reflection helps them identify areas they might want to focus on for personal growth in the coming year.

You can prompt them by asking:

  • “What was something you’re proud of achieving this year?”
  • “Was there something you found difficult that you’d like to work on?”
  • “What activities or experiences made you happiest?”

Goal Setting in a Child-Friendly Manner

Help your child translate their aspirations into achievable and age-appropriate goals. Emphasise the importance of setting realistic and manageable resolutions. Break down larger goals into smaller, actionable steps to make them more attainable.

For instance:

  • If they express a desire to read more, set a specific goal like “reading one new book each month.”
  • If they wish to be more helpful at home, encourage tasks like “making the bed every morning” or “setting the table for dinner.”

Positive Reinforcement and Support

Once resolutions are set, offer your unwavering support and encouragement. Positive reinforcement plays a pivotal role in helping children stay motivated and committed to their goals. Celebrate their successes, no matter how small, and provide gentle guidance and reassurance when faced with setbacks.

New Year’s Resolutions Activity For Kids

To further engage your child in the resolution-setting process, here’s a printable activity that incorporates fun and creativity while guiding them through their New Year’s resolutions:

Instructions

  1. Download the printable in your preferred language (link at the bottom of this post).
  2. Colour in the template.
  3. Come up with 12 resolutions for the new year.
  4. If your child can’t read yet, help them understand their list by making a small drawing that represents their resolutions alongside each phrase.
  5. Place the resolutions chart somewhere at home in your kid’s vision so you can revisit it together and tick it off as they complete each resolution. Tell them that they don’t have to be in order so they feel encouraged to do as many as they can.
  6. Remember to talk to your child during the year about what they set to do and you can tell them how it is not always possible to fulfil all of our goals and that is ok, because our lives change and we don’t always know what we will do next.

Printable Resolutions Chart

The PDF is available in the following languages:

• Chinese-Mandarin
• Danish
• English
• French
• German
• Italian
• Japanese
• Lithuanian
• Portuguese
• Spanish
• Swahili
• Swedish

A BLANK version has also been included in case you want to write the text in a different language.

* DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE *

Download instructions:
1. Click above on the “Download Printable” button.
2. Click on “I want this!” (either leave the price as $0 to download for free, or support this project with a donation from your kind heart. Much appreciated!).
3. Enter your e-mail and get your files in your preferred language(s).

Make sure to check out New Year Traditions around the world to see how different places celebrate bringing in the new year.

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Multilingual New Years Resolutions for Kids

Rodrigo Macias is the founder of Box of Ideas, a blog full of imaginative and educational ideas for modern parents and educators. You can follow Box of Ideas on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

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