Tuesday, December 29, 2015

New Year's Activities for Preschoolers


I always love to share New year's activities, for a couple of reasons.  First, the Christmas let-down is a real thing, kiddos are bummed about the fact that they've looked forward to that big day and now it's over.  Planning special activities for New Year's Eve or New Year's day is a great way to help them look forward to something else, and realize that just because Christmas is over the fun doesn't have to end.  Second, the idea of a new year is a really abstract concept, celebrating the begining of the new year can help children attach a very real memory to what could otherwise be a vague idea.  Third, coming back to school after break is rough, so spending some time celebrating, or reflecting on family celebrations can make it just a little more fun.

Here are a few awesome ideas for starting the New Year off with a bang:

Bubble that little ones won' be able to get enough of - from Little Bins for Little Hands

Easy resolutions that preschoolers can understand - from Mrs. Lee's Kinder Kids

Make your own crystal ball for the countdown - from JDaniel4's Mom

DIY Noisemakers for midnight - from Learning Creating Living

Easy recyclable confetti poppers (these look like sooooo much fun!) - from the Tip Toe Fairy

These activities would be perfect for your kid-friendly New Year's Eve party, or for the first few days back to school.  DO you have any favorite New Year activities? Share them in the comments!

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