Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Year's Day Traditions: Free Resources and Activity

Hard to believe that it's time to say "good-bye" to the old and ring in 2013. Are you looking for some resources for your students to learn about New Years Traditions from around the world? Well, you have come to the right place. At the Holiday Spot you will find some interesting traditions from Mexico, Scotland, Greece, Japan and China as well as interesting foods that people around the world eat on New Year's Day. Just click on the picture below to check them out.  

At Kids These Days I found 10 New Year's Traditions that were really interesting. Did you that in Denmark people throw old dishes at their neighbors front doors at midnight on New Years Eve? Click on the picture below to see 9 more.
If you click on the picture below you will find Good Luck foods to eat from around the world. Do you know which country believes that eating pomegranates is good luck? You'll have to click on the picture below to find out.
I had a lot of fun making a new unit called New Year's Traditions Around the World for Grades 2-3. 

Here is the 2nd Grade  Reading text and Comprehension  Questions you will find inside this unit. They are part of my Preview file which you can download for free by clicking on either picture below.  You can also see all the other materials in this unit as well.                                                                           

I wish all of you a very Happy and Healthy New Year. I hope that 2013 is all that you hope for. I am looking forward to a new year of blogging and bringing you some great resources and information to help you make a difference for your students. Thanks for making a difference for your students over the past year as I know it will continue in 2013.

What New Year's activities will you be doing in your classroom?


  1. Hi Arlene,
    Just stopped by to wish you a Happy New Year! Your blog is filled with educational resources and it looks wonderful! Have a great new year!
    Sharon Cahoon Winter:)

  2. Thanks so much Sharon. Happy New Year to you too. Hope 2013 is a wonderful year for you.

  3. This looks awesome, Arlene!

    I just love pomegranates...maybe I'll have to increase my intake to increase my good luck ;)

    Happy New Year to you!!!!!


    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  4. I love them too and have a wonderful New Year too. Here's to lots of collaborating in 2013.