Here’s a collection of fun New Year’s Eve activities for kids that you can enjoy as a children’s New Years Eve countdown, or as a fun thing to do as a family on New Years Eve.
16 countdown activities for New Years Eve for kids
You can use these New Years Eve activities for kids to make a fun programme of new year’s countdown activities.
Pick one to enjoy each hour through until you ring in the new year.
Remember, kids don’t have to celebrate at midnight: many families host a 2pm, 6pm, or whenever-suits-you pm celebration so their young children can join in and enjoy the fun without a super late night.
Alternatively, pick just one or two favourite to enjoy as a family in the morning or afternoon of New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.
Super sensory celebration
Have fun with sensory play and explore new years fizzy science
Make a calendar for the new year
Make a homemade calendar for the new year with one of these designs:
Celebrate with fireworks
Chill out and colour in
Need a little quiet time? Set the kids up with these colouring pages.
Review your year
Celebrate your child and mark their milestones! Use this set of printable New Year Review questions for kids to record what a year your child has had.
Make your new year’s wishes
Make a wand to make all your new year’s wishes come true!
Make some noise!
See in the new year with a chorus!
If you’re celebrating midnight, you’re going to need to know what time it is!
Make firework cookies and edible sparklers as celebration snacks
Make your resolutions
Goal setting with kids is a useful tool to connect, boost confidence and develop a life-long love of learning. You can use these simple New Year review printables with your children to close the past year and look forward to the new one.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!