Here are 10 New Years Eve writing prompts you can use to ring in the holiday with your classroom or your own personal journal. If you enjoyed these prompts, buy the entire collection of 1,000 Writing Prompts for Holidays on Amazon.
What is the most unexpected thing that happened to you in the past year? How
and why did this event change you?
Every time zone throughout the world will celebrate the new year as soon as
their clocks strike zero. Imagine that you somehow attended every single
celebration. What would you learn about the world? Which one do you think would
be the best and why?
You will spend many hours sleeping and going to school over the course of the
next year, but what is the activity that you want to do the most in the coming
year and why?
In New York City's Times Square, hundreds of thousands of people party deep
into the night on New Years Eve. Imagine if you had to clean up all of the
trash they left behind. Who would help you and how would you most effectively
get it spotless by the following morning?
Create a conversation between yourself now and a version of yourself from a
year ago. What would you have to tell the "past" you? Would the younger you
have anything to remind you?
There will be huge crowds of people at many New Year's Eve parties throughout
the world. Do you enjoy being part of a crowd? Why or why not?
You've been invited to a big New Year's Eve blowout, and it's time to pick your
party outfit. Would you wear something in your closet or go out and get
something new? What would people think of your fashion choices and why?
What do you think would be the best view to see some colorful New Year's Eve
fireworks? Who would you bring with you to this special place and why?
Imagine that you could go back in time one entire year with the chance to
change every decision you've made. How would you do things differently and why?
Who is someone other than yourself that you want to have a good year? Why? How
can you help this person directly to improve his or her year?
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Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on Google+ and Facebook.