December 31st, 2012 by

New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

Tomorrow starts a new year and with it, many of us will be making new year’s resolutions. Most of those resolutions last a few months if we’re lucky. Then we end up feeling bad about ourselves before forgetting about them all together. Well, why should adults have all the fun? I decided to burden my kids with the pressure of making a new year’s resolution.

They have been excited about the new year, so I explained the concept of a new year’s resolution. I asked them if there was something they wanted to do better and this is what they came up with. Picky eater A said she resolved to try everything at dinner. Sassypants B said she would not have an attitude, and rebellious C said she would listen to Mommy and Daddy. I wanted them to remember these resolutions so I decided to make some simple frames where they could display their resolutions.

You will need:

  • Colored Popsicle sticks
  • Glue
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Decorations for the frame
  • Paper with resolution written on it
  • Ribbon

Have the kids choose four Popsicle sticks for their frame and then assemble the frame using some glue on each end of the sticks.

We let these dry for a few minutes. They don’t need to be completely dry to move on to the next step, just make sure to move the frame carefully. The kids can now glue the decorations onto the frame. We used paper shape cutouts, but buttons or jewels would be cute as well. I put some glue in a cup and gave my kids a brush. Much easier for them and less waste than giving them a glue bottle.

When the frames are decorated, let them dry.

When dry, cut a piece of felt to fit over the back of the frame and glue it on.

Print out the resolutions, cut them, and glue them to the felt. Attach some ribbon to the back for hanging. I used hot glue for this step.

Display the frames so the kids remember their resolutions. You may be wondering if I made a resolution frame too. Heck no! I don’t need to be reminded of my broken resolution in March. Happy New Year!

Vicky

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