If you are going to be rocking the pajamas on New Year’s Eve then we have the best New Years’ activities and New Years’ games for you this year! How will you ring in the New Year with your kids and family? If you are home with young kids, why not make it a grand New Years Eve experience they will never forget {or will ask for year after year}! Our passion is fun holiday activities to make the year a little bit more special.

NEW YEARS ACTIVITIES FOR KINDERGARTENERS

The best kids New Years Eve Party ideas and activities that are fun, simple to set up and low cost for New Years fun!

AWESOME NEW YEARS PARTY IDEAS TO BRING IN THE NEW YEAR!

In our home we do an early New Year’s countdown and keep bedtime pretty consistent with our kiddo, but we make the most of our early evening with quite a mess!  So if you find yourself stuck for ideas for what to do to keep the kids occupied until the magical countdown this New Year’s Eve, you have come to the right place! Check out our simple and fun New Years games and activity suggestions below.

Plus, this year we have a fun New Years slime recipe with a slime video. Kids will love this and it makes a great anytime winter activity as well!

NEW YEARS ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

1. NEW YEARS STEM ACTIVITIES 

Over 10 open-ended STEM activities for kids, with a fun New Years’ theme.  Test those design and problem-solving skills with our simple and easy New Years’ science activities.  

Grab a New Year’s Activity Pack here.

2. MAKE A COUNTDOWN GOODIE BAG

Grab plain treat bags and write the time on it. Each hour {depending on when you start will be how many you make}, have a fun treat inside the bag. Ideas to include are glow sticks, silly string, confetti wands, party poppers, noisemakers, pop rocks or rock candy crystal sticks.

3. CELEBRATE WITH A BUBBLY DRINK!

Grab a bottle of bubbling cider and fun fancy plastic champagne glasses. Make a toast to the New Year when you finish your countdown and wild celebration! {Whatever time you choose!}

4. HAVE A SWEET TREAT!

I love these party hat treats made out of sugar cones! We have made them into Christmas trees, but this is perfect for a New Year’s Eve treat! Add ice cream for a fabulous dessert! Check out these awesome ideas for sweet New Year’s Eve treats!

5. MAKE YOUR OWN PARTY HATS OR CROWNS!

Grab some silver or gold party hats or crowns, glitter glue pens, glitter, sequins and anything you can think of to make a fun New Years Eve party hat for the big countdown! I always have a few items from the dollar store ready to go!

6. PROVIDE PHOTO PROPS TOO!

Have a table set up with fun dress ups, hats, and fancy wigs for taking funny snaps with family and friends.

7. NEW YEARS GAMES FOR KIDS

Every kid’s New Year’s Eve party needs games! We love these family minute to win it games.  Crush the Cups looks like a blast too!

Not sure what to do for New Years’ games? A great big bag of party cups makes great big stacking fun!  Who can make the tallest tower? Flip the cups over and grab a bag of ping pong balls. Who can get the most ping pong balls into cups? So many easy and fun party game ideas! 

Or set up a noise-making scavenger hunt and have the kids find all their noise-making party supplies. Perfect either inside or outside depending on the weather.

What about New Year’s Eve bingo? Or you could even try our New Years I Spy Game.

8. HAVE FUN WITH CONFETTI!

Our confetti ornaments are the perfect quick idea for messy celebrating. My son loved this when he demonstrated how it would work for us on New Year’s Eve! Watch out, confetti will be flying everywhere! Or make a confetti party popper or even some sparkly confetti slime!

9. MAKE A WISHING WAND

This sweet and colorful New Years’ craft is a fun way to start the New Year off right with your kids!

10. WATCH THE BALL DROP IN NYC

If you have kids that still go to bed on the early side but want to watch the ball drop, check out YouTube for last year’s big night. We have a blast watching it even if it is from the year prior.

11. NEW YEARS GLITTER SLIME

Gorgeous glittering slime just like the sparkling New Year’s Eve Ball! Or make a very simple New Year’s Slime with Party Poppers with our super easy homemade slime recipe!

New Years Party Slime

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE KIDS NEW YEARS EVE PARTY IDEAS?

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