New Years Eve Ideas for Young Children

Posted on: December 30th, 2011 by Kay Swatkowski

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
– Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1850)

Happy New Year

We always found New Year’s Eve the most difficult holiday to celebrate with our children.  We find it equally difficult to celebrate with the grandkids.  We are at a loss on how to keep them engaged till midnight and make them feel included in this holiday.

Tonight I happened upon The Homemaker Challenge website that had some fun ideas for making New Years Eve  special to kids. For the youngest children, counting down to 9 o’clock could be a fun option.  They stay up later than usual but don’t have to make it all the way to midnight.  Having numbered cookies as part of the countdown was another idea.  The best idea of all is a little ambitious, but would be memorable.  Making  your own version of the Time Squares Countdown Ball using a basketball and Christmas lights would be quite a project!

Please take a minute and visit this website for ideas and recipes you might be able to use.  At the very least, you may be inspired to come up with some ideas of your own.  We’d love to hear how you are going to include kids in your New Year’s Eve Celebration.

Cut and paste this link in your browser to get to The Homemaker Challenge website.

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7 Responses

  1. clock kids says:

    For the youngest children, counting down to 9 o’clock could be a fun option. They stay up later than usual but don’t

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