New Years Eve Writing Prompts

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.

331. One of the strangest part of New Years Eve is that we all watch a giant ball drop at the top of a New York City building to ring in the new year. Does your family have any strange traditions for New Year's Eve or any holidays? How did those traditions begin?

332. A resolution is a goal that people set to try to achieve during the coming new year. Do you have any resolutions for this year? What will you have to do to make sure they happen?

333. How do you think you've changed in the past year? How do you think you'll change in the next year?

334. Describe the most exciting and loud New Year's Eve party that you can imagine. Make sure to include the people there, the decorations, and all of the fun activities.

335. What is the best thing that has happened to you in the past year? Why does it stick out as the top moment during an entire 365-day period? What is something that could top that moment in the coming year?

336. Write a made-up story using the following four words: Resolution, party, countdown, and friendship.

337. Imagine that your family is planning to stay up together to watch the new year begin at midnight, but your power goes out at 11 p.m. sharp! Instead of going to sleep, you decide to tell stories about the past year to each other. What stories do you tell? Does this story-telling beat watching TV? Why or why not?

338. Some people go travelling for a year or more at a time to explore the world. How do you think your town, friends, and school would change if you went away to travel for a whole year? Would it change for the better? Why or why not?

339. What is the latest you've ever stayed up? What are some of the things you did with your extra nighttime? Were you glad that you put off sleeping for so long? Why or why not?

340. Imagine that you are a giant cartoon balloon for a New Year's parade floating above tens of thousands of people cheering. What are some of the things you see and hear from your vantage point high above the city?

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