10 Fun New Year’s Resolutions for Preschool Children (2024)


New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions are an interesting way to start the year afresh. 2023 has been another busy year at our Kids Konnect preschools in San Leandro, Pacifica, Redwood City, San Mateo – Downtown and San Mateo – Bunker Hill. But how can your child get 2024 off to the best start?

Setting goals is an important part of your preschool child’s early development. Making commitments teaches children how to be responsible and creating resolutions together can be a great way to start good habits from a young age.

Try sitting down with your child and talking to them about how New Year can be an exciting time for growth and change. Letting your child come up with their own ideas is an opportunity for family bonding in a fun and exciting way.

Encourage your preschooler to set some resolutions and then evaluate the options to come up with the most specific and achievable choices. Remember to keep things positive too – challenges that start with “I am going to…” are much more positive than saying “I am going to stop…”

So, would you like some ideas to get started? Discover our pick of 10 fun New Year’s resolutions that are perfect for preschool children in 2024 below.

read our pick of New Year's resolutions for preschool children


1. I am going to eat more healthy foods

The key here is to focus on eating more healthy foods rather than focusing on unhealthy or "bad" foods. This will help to create a positive relationship with food for your little one.

To help your child along, limit any junk food that comes into your house and try to introduce at least two fruits or vegetables into every meal.

Bonus Tip: For healthy snack ideas to enjoy with your preschooler, click here.

2. I am going to learn new things.

Whether your child is determined to sing more, read more or dance more, there’s always an opportunity to boost your preschooler’s educational skills. Celebrate the progress and the process of learning and discovery rather than always focusing on specific achievements or certificates.


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3. I am going to move more.

Talking about ‘exercise’ too much can be boring for your child (and you) so instead, commit to joining a child-friendly yoga class or a soccer team, or simply introduce a kitchen disco into your routine and enjoy dancing around together!

4. I will help with the running of the home.

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Whether it’s putting toys away or helping to make the bed, preschoolers quickly learn to love feeling involved in the chores and daily routines of the home. Giving your child specific, age-appropriate daily tasks, such as putting their dirty clothes in the laundry basket, really helps young children build confidence and a sense of belonging in their home life.

Bonus Tip: Keeping your home tidy is a great way to keep it safe. Click here to read our post filled with safety tips for parents of young children.



5. I will be nice to my family, friends, brothers and sisters.

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This goal is one that can even apply to some adults. Encourage kindness and harmony at home.


6. I will be more involved in my community.

The Bay Area has lots of different volunteering opportunities for parents and children and donating old clothes can be an excellent good deed for someone in need.

7. I will be more ‘green’.

It’s never too early to teach your child about recycling and looking after the planet. Why not try walking short journeys instead of driving to cut down on fuel (and money)?

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9. I will talk about my feelings more.

Encouraging your child to express emotion is important in their first 5 years. Children learn valuable social and emotional skills through interactions and discussions that benefit their cognitive abilities.

10. I will always do my best.

From learning at preschool to playing at home, teach your child to always give it everything they’ve got but not to worry if things don’t go their way first time.

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Setting a resolution is a fun way to see in 2024 with your Bay Area preschooler. Be a resolution role model and make some of your own. Making resolutions a ritual can be an excellent way to spend time together and reflect on the year gone by.

What are your resolutions for 2024? Let us know in the comments below.


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