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New Year Charades

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 1 page | Grades: 2 - 6

Get your students up and moving with a fun game of New Year Charades!

Get On Your Feet To Greet The New Year! 

Maybe it’s the anticipation of the countdown and staying up late to watch the ball drop in Times Square.  

Or maybe it’s the thrill of saying goodbye to the previous 365 days and welcoming the hope that a new set of days will bring. 

Either way, you’ll fill your classroom with excitement for New Year’s Eve and a whole new set of vocabulary words.  

How To Play New Year Charades

Use this classroom activity in the weeks leading up to the New Year or after returning from winter break

  1. Divide your class or small group into 2 teams. 
  2. Teams will take turns sending up 1 student to act out the card for their team while you keep score and hand the cards to the players. 
  3. If, after 30 seconds, their team guesses correctly, they get 1 point. 
  4. Once every student has had their turn to act out a card, the game is over.
  5. The group with the highest points wins. 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

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