It's time to ring in the New Year, and 2021 is very welcome.
I don't think there are too many of us who are unhappy to see the back of 2020, so it's time to get into a festive spirit to welcome 2021.
I find the end of December is a good time for reflection, for reviewing the year gone by and focusing on the good things that came my way. This has been a tough year for the world, but I still feel blessed.
I truly believe it's important to always be thankful, even in trying times, so I thought it would be good to share an activity for children to focus on the good things life brought them in 2020.
Here's a little printable fun for little ones to enjoy as we end 2020, and ring in the new.
Goodbye To 2020
In this free printable you'll find an activity sheet for little ones to complete. They can focus on their accomplishments and good memories they created over the past year.
This may have been a difficult year for us, but I think it's important to allow our children time to reflect on what was good for them.
We can help them focus on their blessings and happiness, as we look forward to a better 2021.
Color Your Own New Year Crown
Plus this free printable also includes a coloring activity.
Little ones can choose any color of the rainbow to create their very own special crown for 2021.
Simply click any of the images above, or click here to be taken to a PDF file which you're welcome to print and share.
Thank You From Irish American Mom
I want to thank each and every one of you for reading my recipes and ramblings this year.
I've so enjoyed reading your comments and emails, and learning of the deep connections between America, Canada and Ireland which you all hold dear. Your stories make my heart sing, and I thank you from the bottom of my Irish heart, for sharing them here.
Over the coming year let's keep on celebrating our Irish heritage together.
Wishing each and every one of you a healthy and happy New Year. Let's make it extra delicious by cooking some Irish food. Stay tuned for many more recipes and ramblings over the coming months.
If you enjoy crafts, especially festive projects, you might like to check out these other tutorials.
Tissue Paper Christmas Tree Holiday Card
Thanks for following my recipes and ramblings.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad -Irish American Mom
Pronunciation - slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad - rhymes with parade
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Thank you for the little ones' crafts. I love these! What a good way to get to know our students better, find out what is important to them, and help them make new academic goals for the new year. 🙂 We are always looking for ways to connect with them, especially since we usually see them by computer. I'm sure they will enjoy making and wearing their crowns. Our school nurse told us that paper is unlikely to transmit the virus, so we were given the all-clear for paper crafting. I do hope next school year we'll be back to normal and be able to do all kinds of crafts and projects. Until then, any kind of paper crafting ideas are welcome to help the school day more enjoyable.
I enjoy your site very much, and am always impressed by how much work you put into it. The subjects are always interesting, and you give us so much good information. I love learning about different customs and traditions from all over the world, and especially from my family's heritage countries (Ireland, Wales, and Italy) so I look forward to more of your writings and recipes in 2021.
Irish American Mom
Hi Lynn - Wishing you and your students the very best in 2021, especially in these trying times when teaching traditions and methods are being turned upside down. Thanks for all you do as a teacher to help our children prepare for the world and their future.
Blessings to you and yours for the new year,