New Year’s Eve Activities
Simple ways to explain New Year’s Eve to young children!
We decided this year that Liam would have regular bedtime, we would stay home, and we would have a mini celebration as a family. The question was, how to explain New Year’s Eve to a young child? We have all sorts of ways to celebrate it with homemade New Years party slime, fizzy baking soda New Years science party play, and homemade New Years confetti ornaments. However, a great way for showing how people celebrate and how exciting New Year’s Eve can be, is to checkout Youtube! I pulled up a few clips from last year to show him the celebration that happens when the clock strikes midnight!
Simple DIY Ball Drop Activity!
Make your own ball drop! I found an inexpensive paper party ball at the party store and fixed it up with some paper punch out numbers from the dollar store. We tied it up and had our own count down to New Years at 6pm! We actually had several countdowns which was quite a bit of fun to hear!
Party Celebration Tray Activity!
The You Tube clip gave him a great idea about noise makers, confetti and fire works as a fun representation of New Year’s eve celebrations. Sometimes media can be a great tool for how to explain New Years festivities. He wasn’t so sure about the party tray before we saw the video, but after he was very excited! Please note he was supervised at all times with the poppers with a parent standing with him to help. All other confetti items were 4+. This was so much fun for a good hour of celebrating and mess making! He loved gathering up the confetti and making it fly again! He used all the extra supplies too and oh boy the amount of celebrating we did was fabulous.
More Fun Ways To Celebrate on New Year’s Eve
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