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100+ New Years Eve Activities for Kids

100+ New Years Eve Activities for Kids

 This is a super busy season for my family.  It feels like we’ve whipped through the time between Canadian Thanksgiving and now!  It’s funny how much I focused on Ava’s first birthday and Christmas that I didn’t even think to plan anything for New Years Eve with the girls.  (Who will be celebrating midnight at about 7 pm!) With that in mind I know I can’t be the only one who tends to leave New Years Eve party planning for last minute so I searched around and found a ton of amazing and fun ideas for celebrating New Years Eve with Kids.  There are plenty of ideas and activities to chose from and most can be done last minute!  Planning a New Years Eve party for kids just couldn’t get any easier!


Free Printable Year in Review  Activity Sheet – Help your child look back on their year and keep a written record to look back on!

Year in Review Photo Scavenger Hunt – Take a look back at the year with a fun scavenger hunt game everyone in the family can get in on featuring photos from the past year.

Sparkling Cotton Candy Drink – This is a pretty “mocktail” that kids will love making as much as they love drinking it!

New Years Party Kit – Everything a kids needs to ring in the New Year neatly packaged up in a kit.

30 New Years Eve Kids Crafts & Activities – by Red Ted Art

Paper Plate Shakers – These paper plate shakers are simple to make and kids can help too!

New Years Time Capsule Printable Questionnaire – Start a fun new New Years Eve tradition that will be fun for your kids but a good way to remember what your kids were like just a year prior.

DIY New Year’s Bell – A fun New Year’s party craft that will literally help your little ones ring in the New Year!

Free Printable New Year’s Resolutions Activity Sheet – Help your child think about their goals for the New Year!

New Year’s Coloring Pages & Puzzles – These 8 colouring pages and puzzles are a fun way for younger kids to get into the spirit.

Embellished Sunglasses – Glitter Glasses and Feathers (and Sequins) come together for a fun and stylish craft for kids that they can wear for the big New Years Eve party!

20 fun ways to celebrate the new year with kids – by A Jeweled Home

Easy Maracas Craft – These maracas are a fun and inexpensive noisemaker for kids to make and play.

New Year’s Eve Poppers – DIY party poppers that are also toddler friendly!

New Year’s Eve DIY Party Hat & Blower – These are inexpensive and quick party projects from items that can be picked up from your local dollar store.

Free printable New Year Photo Props – This printable set includes a top hat, crown, 2015 glasses, lips, a moustache, 2 pattern pages and 2 Happy New Year signs.

Confetti Balloon Craft –  Pop these fun confetti filled balloons for a surprise kids will love! 

New Year Wishing Tree – Leading up to New Year’s Eve decide what your family’s resolutions will be and create word stamped clay ornaments of your resolutions to hang on a wishing tree.

Kid Friendly Fireworks – Make your very own fireworks with no explosives required!

DIY New Years Party Hats & Favors – Adorable New Year’s Party Favors that can be made with dollar store supplies by little hands!

5 kid friendly activities for new years eve – by Inner Child

14 new years crafts – by The Crafty Crow

10 Family Fun New Years Activities – by Hub Pages


100+ New Years Eve Activities for Kids

 Don’t forget to check out my 7 Ideas for a Fabulously Frugal New Years Eve and serve some of these New Years Eve Appetizers!


kathy downey

Friday 9th of November 2018

I'm going to make a list and pick up everything I need and be read this year!

Janet M

Wednesday 7th of March 2018

Thanks for such a wonderful list of activities for those rainy and snowy days.

Elizabeth Matthiesen

Sunday 27th of August 2017

Such a long list should keep the kids busy, no time to get bored when there's so much to do :-)

kathy downey

Monday 8th of August 2016

Wow,what a great collection of neat ideas thanks for sharing!!

Elizabeth Matthiesen

Monday 11th of April 2016

Lots of great ideas for a New Year's celebration with kids, ideas are always a huge help when partying like this is happening. :-)