My Word of the Year New Year Free Printable

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You are invited to download this New Year printable for preschool and kindergarten students to support their social-emotional development. Inspire your students to grow, think creatively, and practice their early learning literacy skills with this resource.  It’s a fun and engaging way to get the children aged 4-6 to improve their fine motor, practice tracing and handwriting whilst they ponder on one word they wish to focus on in 2023. 

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This resource includes student activity worksheets with 30 different words such as kindness, peace, friendly, believe, move, dare, shine, adventure, etc. 

Here is what’s included:

  • Student activity worksheet My Word of the Year x 30
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Age: Preschool ages 3 – 5 years

Subjects and uses in the classroom: Literacy Centers, Fine motorPrewriting, Critical thinking, Character Education, Social-Emotional, New Year Activities

Here is how to use it:

Here is how you might like to use this printable in your Montessori and early childhood classroom.

Gather some inspiring books for children to read in their own quiet time or in a small group. Challenge them to think of one aspect of their character or everyday life they wish to invest their energy into pursuing. Call each page and ask children to raise their hands if they hear a word they wish to have. 

The students then may like to read, trace, write and color their words and glue them into their journals. The flip side of the worksheet can be used by the child to draw an illustration of their word. Students with more advanced skills might enjoy writing down the word’s definition and its etymology.

Since it can be hard for little ones to keep their attention fixed on a word for the whole year, I also made the “My Word of the Month“. In this case, you can do this exercise monthly with your students. 

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  About Anastasia. Anastasia is a former Early Childhood Teacher and the founder of Montessori Nature, a blog about Montessori - inspired and Nature-based explorations. She taught in a Montessori setting for 10 years and has been practicing the Montessori way of learning and living for the last 20 years. She loves designing engaging educational printables for children. Browse Anastasia's educational resources on Teachers Pay Teachers.

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