The end of the can creep up in you without you noticing! To help you get ready to have a fun, playful start to the new year, here are some really fun new years activities for kids and super cute New Years Crafts for kids to get ready to countdown to the new year on December 31. Get ready for a fun, memorable beginning of the new year with these 60 new year’s eve activities! We’ve got new years eve ideas for kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, elementary age students from first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, middle schoolers, and more! Which of these new year’s games for kids will you try this 2020?
New Year’s Eve Activities
Make some New Years crafts to decorate for a New Years Eve party for kids. Try one of the these new years activities for kids, most of them are great for
New Years themed learning too. There are some fun ideas for counting down to the New Year with the kids, as well as a huge list of fabulous New Years free printables, and a great list of books to read with the kids too. You’ll find lots of really fun, creative ideas the kids (and adults) in your family are sure to LOVE! So plan your New Years Eve Party for kids or just pick an activity or two to make New Years Eve night special. These new years eve family party ideas pare perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, grade 6, Jr high, and more! Which of these activities for new years eve will you try first?
New Years Crafts for Kids
Celebrate the new year with these fun New Years Eve crafts for kids. There are lots of fun and easy crafts for kids of all ages. The new year’s crafts for preschoolers are always a hit with the younger crowd.
- Salt Absorbing Fireworks Craft for New Years from I Can Teach My Child
Make these bright and colorful New Years fireworks.
- New Years High Five and Right Foot from Crayons and Cuties in Kindergarten.
Do this craft each year to make a lovely keepsake.
- Paper plate New Years Even Banner from I Heart Crafty Things.
Make this brightly colored banner to hang at your new years eve party.
- New Years Eve Sound Makers from Domestic Charm.
Make some noise to ring in the New Year with this simple craft activity.
- New Years Noise Makers from Alpha Mom
Here’s another fun noise maker craft for New years.
- Confetti Eggs for New Years from Rad Megan.
The kids will have as much fun making these confetti eggs as they will smashing them!
- New Years Clock Hats from Reading Confetti
Turn boring old party hats into cool New Years hats!
- Paper Plate Shaker Crafts from The Centsible Life
This craft is a great way to use up left over paper plates from other celebrations.
- Craft stick new years fireworks from Glued to My Crafts.
This cute craft will look great up on the wall.
- Sparkler Firework Craft from Kids’ Craft Room.
This is a fun and easy firework craft so the kids can make their own safe ‘sparklers’ to enjoy.
- New Year Hat from Jumpstart.
New Year with kids
- Get the kids to make their very own funky New Year hats!
- New Year Hair Band from Activity Village.
This is a really easy way to make some festive headwear.
- New Years Glasses Crafts from Artsy Momma.
You’ll look super cool in these New Years glasses!
- Toast To A New Year Paper Craft from Blued to My Crafts.
This clever and ‘punny’ craft idea would make a fun gift for kids to make and give.
- Fireworks painting from Fantastic Fun and Learning.
The kids will love painting these exploding fireworks to celebrate New Years!
- Pop-up homemade firework craft from Kids Craft Room.
This craft is lots of fun to make and lots of fun to play with.
- Wishing Tree Craft Activity for New Year from Baby Budgeting.
make this lovely New Years decorating and use it to save wishes for the year to come.
- New Year Bells Craft for Kids from The Gingerbread House.
You can pretend to ‘ring in the New Year’ with this easy craft.
- Kids New Year’s Eve DIY Party Poppers from For Modern Kids.
These party poppers are fun to make and a great, quieter, alternative to store bight poppers.
New Years eve party ideas
Try one of these fun ideas to count down to the New Year with kids.
- New Years Countdown Clock Bags from Made With Happy. The kids get to open one of these treat bag every hour as you countdown to the New Year.
- Epic Activities for New Years Eve Countdown for Kids from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Ring in the new year as it happens around the world with these fun ideas.
- New Years Balloon Countdown from Craftibilities
Count down to the New Year with this wild balloon popping idea!
- Countdown Clock Printable for New Year’s Eve from Red Ted Art.
This free printable will keep the kids busy during those fun, but oh so long hours counting down to the New Year.
- New Year’s Eve countdown clock from JDaniel4’s Mom
This printable clock is a super fun way to countdown to the new year.
- New Year’s Eve Activity Kids Countdown Chain from The OT Toolbox.
Tear a link off this paper chain as the hours pass to reach the New Year.
- New Year’s Eve Countdown Ball from JDaniel4’s Mom.
This is a great visual representation of counting down till midnight that the kids will love making and playing with.
New Years eve ideas
Keep the kids happy and entertained with these fun New Years activities. We’ve got new year’s eve activities for preschoolers to keep everyone happy with this list and lots of learning opportunities too! There are even some fun new year’s games for kids to try too.
- New Years Eve Time Capsule from Women Living Well.
What a fabulous idea for a New Years family tradition!
- Year in Review Photo Scavenger Hunt from No Time for Flashcards
This is such a lovely way to look back on the year and remember everything that has happened.
- New Years Celebration Playdough from Buggy and Buddy.
This glittery playdough is such a fun New Years sensory activity for kids.
- New Year’s Eve Memory Jar from Messy Little Monster.
This is a beautiful way to collect memories from from the new year.
- New Years Eve Cookies from House of Joyful Noise.
These little clock cookies are an adorable New Years treat to bake with your kids!
- New Years Ball Playdough from Homegrown Friends.
Keep little ones busy with this glittery New Years play dough.
- Fireworks Cookies from Nurture Store.
These decorated cookies are delicious and easy to make with the kids
New Years eve activities
- New Year’s Eve Celebration Slime Recipe from Little Bins for Little Hands.
This slime looks just like fire works and is a must try recipe for slime lovers!
- Gold and Silver New year Slime from Fun A Day.
Here’s another great sparkly and shiny new years slime recipe to try.
- Fireworks in Oil and Water Experiment from Go Science Kids.
Try this simple science experiment in the lead up to New Years fireworks.
- New Years Sensory Bin from Happy Toddler Playtime.
The kids will love this bright and sparkly sensory bin idea.
- New Year’s Sensory Bottle for Kids from The Chaos and the Clutter.
This sparkly sensory bottle is fun to play with and looks great as a decoration too.
New Years Printables for Kids
These free printable New Years games and activities will make celebrating easy and fun.
- New Year’s Eve Alphabet Game from Rock Your Homeschool.
This free printable is a great New Years themed literacy activity and a really fun game for the whole family.
- New Year’s Thaumatrope Printable Set from JDanel4’s Mom
Everyone will want to join in with this cool optical illusion activity
- New Year’s Party I Spy Game from Simple Fun for Kids.
This fun printable is a great way to keep the kids busy while you are preparing for celebrations.
- New Years Kindness Resolutions for Kids from Coffee and Carpool.
This is a great way to encourage your kids to think about how they can spread kindness in the New Year.
- New Years Bingo from Hip Hip Horray
Everyone will have fun playing this free printable New Years bingo!
- Printable New Years Resolutions from Thirty Handmade Days
Encourage the kids to write down their highlights for the year, and what they hope for in the new year.
- New Year’s Eve Coloring Pages from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
Everyone will love these super cute free printable coloring pages.
- Word of the Year Activity from Mama Smiles.
Use this printable to come up with a ‘word of the year’ instead of a new years resolution.
- New Years Ever Wand Craft from Projects With Kids.
Use this free printable to make a festive New Years wand!
- Free Printable New Years Eve Party Hats from Artsy Fartsy Mama.
Color in, assemble and wear these groovy hats and your New Years party!
- New Year’s Eve Scavenger Hunt from Organized 31.
This printable scavenger hunt is a fun game to play with the whole family.
- One Word Resolutions from ArtBar.
This such a clever and cool way to choose a ‘word of the year’, and the free printable makes it really easy to set up.
New Years Books for Kids
Match your New Years crafts or activities with one of these books about New Years celebrations.
- The Night Before New Year’s
In this delightful story the whole family is determined to stay up until midnight on New Years Eve, but will everyone make it?
- Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution
This lovely story is a good introduction to the tradition of making New Years resolutions.
- Shante Keys and the New Year’s Peas
On a hunt for some black eyed peas Shante learns about the different ways her neighbors celebrate New Year in this lovely story about diversity and customs.
- Every Month Is a New Year: Celebrations Around the World
The amazing illustrations and beautiful poetry in this book teach children that not all new years celebrations are in January.
- Happy New Year Everywhere!
This book shares New Years celebrations from twenty different countries with bright colorful pictures and lots of ideas.
- Frog and Friends Celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve
This is a lovely beginning reader series with delightful characters and a fun story of celebrations.
- Who Stole New Year’s Eve?
This is a great New Years themed mystery story for 8-12 year olds.
- New Year’s Day
Read about the fireworks, resolutions, and all the different ways people celebrate New Years.
- Happy New Year, Spot!
Everyone loves a Spot book, and this one is adorable!
- A Happy New Year’s Day
Read about how New years was celebrated back in 1940 in a small village in Canada.
- Just in Time for New Year’s!
This book for early beginning readers shares a delight story about trying to stay awake on New Years Eve.
- Happy New Year Around the World
Color in pictures of New Years celebrations from around the world.
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Snowman Activities for Kids
- S is for Snowman Theme
- Easy Circle Sticker Snowman Craft
- Plastic Cup Snowman Craft
- EASY Glue Snowman Crafts for Preschoolers
- YUM! How to Make Snow Ice Cream with just 2 ingredients!
- 100 Winter Crafts and Activities for Kids
- Making historic SNOW CANDY!
- Squirt Gun Snow Painting
- Snow Dough for Kids
- Amazingly EASY Puffy Snow Paint Recipe
- LOTS of Snowflake Crafts A to Z
- Super Cool Snow Volcano Science Experiment
- Melting Snowman Slime Recipe
- Cute Snow globe Craft for Kids
Looking for snowman worksheets and educational snowman activity ideas? You will love these resources!
- Build-a-Snowman Winter CVC Words Activity
- Snowman Addition Clip Cards
- Snowman Counting Cards
- Free Snowman Worksheet Pack with LOTS of pages
- Winter Counting Worksheets
- Free Winter Writing Prompts PDF
- Multiplication Snowman Activity
- Snowman Printables Winter letter Find
- Snowman Tracing Letters A to Z
- Snowflake Winter Compound Words
- Build a Snowman Sequencing Worksheets
- Snowman Printables Counting Book
- Winter Worksheets for Preschoolers