New Year’s Eve Kid’s Activities
Ringing in the New Year is often associated with activities that don’t have kids in mind. This year, consider bringing in the New Year with New Year’s Eve Kid’s activities the whole family can enjoy.
4 New Year’s Eve Kid’s Activities
Games: Everyone in the family can enjoy an evening of playing games around the kitchen table.
What games you play will depend on the ages involved, but interactive games are best for generating good will and less competitiveness.
Games like Apples to Apples Junior initiates conversation and generate plenty of laughs. This award-winning party game is suitable for ages nine and up, but can be played with younger children if they pair up with a parent or older sibling.
For more ideas, you can find a treasure trove of family-friendly games at Family Games Treasurehouse.
Crafts: During the early part of the day, New Year’s Crafts can be used to keep little hands busy and create lasting memories and keepsakes.
One idea with lasting value is a collage made from pictures highlighting special moments from the year ending. This can be created by each person individually or as a family.
Keep them in a scrapbook to be viewed each New Year’s Eve. For more ideas, visit the Crafty Crow.
Movies: Enjoy the afternoon watching movies with a New Year theme appropriate for kids. Again, choose movies appropriate for your kids.
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year is a good choice for kids 3 or older, while the fairy tale nature of Sleepless in Seattle is suitable for kids 11 and older. If you all like sci-fi, then make it a sci-fi day and build a new family tradition.
Mark it with tasty homemade ice cream served in fancy glasses. Time it so the ice cream is done in time to savor a scoop or two at midnight. Offer special topping and let each person make their own special New Year Sundae. Don’t forget the sprinkles!
No matter which New Year’s Eve Kid’s activities you choose, be sure to add decorative touches for this festive day.