Over 30 Fun and Easy New Years Eve Activities for Kids

With New Years Eve on it’s way, I have been seeing so many creative and fun ideas for kids to enjoy this special day and I just couldn’t resist collecting some of my favourites to share with you all.

We have some great ideas for New Years crafts for toddlers, and creative ways to celebrate for older kids.

If you’re planning a New Years Eve party, letting the kids stay up until midnight or just celebrating a little earlier in the day before they fall asleep, some of these ideas and New Year’s Eve Crafts are sure to be a hit with your little ones as we move into 2022.

30+ fun New Years Eve activities for kids including party games, new years eve party food, firework crafts and loads more

New Year Party Games for Kids

If you’re having a New Year’s Eve party this year, you’ll need some fun games to keep the kids entertained. Get your party poppers ready, fire up the kids disco dance party play list and wait for the ball drop. Why not try some of these fun activities to see in the next year.

A New Year’s party is fantastic fun for kids of all ages and the perfect way to have a fun night with family and best friends.

New Years Eve party games for kids

Limbo

Limbo is a classic party game and so much fun for young children , tweens, teenagers and even us parents. What better way to see in the new year than with lots of laughs

Classic Party Games

Try playing your favourite variation of Musical Statues, Musical Chairs or Musical Bumps – or have a round of pass the parcel with some fun surprises inside. 

For a variation on Pin the Tail on the donkey (or Pin the nose on the Rudolph) you could try a game of Pin the 12 on the Clock!

Play Coconut Bowling or some of these other fun games from around the world at One Time Through, for a fun way to keep the kids entertained. 

New Years Printable Games

Play New Years Eve Bingo with these free printables at From Playdough to Plato

New Years Eve Party Crafts

Make some noise with party celebration shakers and diy noise makers like these from A Little Pinch of Perfect

New Years Eve Party Supplies

A few simple supplies can add a lot of fun to a kids New Year’s Eve party. Why not stock up on a few of these party basics to get the party atmosphere set up. 

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PartyWoo Metallic Balloons, 50 PCS 12 Inch Shiny Balloons in Gold, Red, Blue, Purple, Silver and Green, Metallic Balloon for Princess Ariel Party, Little Mermaid Party Decorations, Space Party

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Outus 24 Pieces New Years Eve Party Supplies 2022 New Years 2022 Glasses 2022 Black and Gold Party Hats for Happy New Year Gift New Year's Eve Party New Years Eve Accessories

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Make a New Year Count down Clock

Make your own countdown clocks, this easy craft is a great way to celebrate the end of the year

New Year Count Down Clock Craft from Buggy and Buddy

Make this Fun paper plate countdown clock from Buggy and Buddy

Use pipe cleaners and a paper plate for this great activity 

Fun ways to count down the New Year

These fun count down ideas reveal a new activity idea each hour. What a life saver if you start to run out of new ideas as the evening progresses. 

Fun ways to count down the new year on new years eve with kids

New Year Count Down Paper Crafts

Try a count down paper chain like this one from the OT Tool Box with activity ideas on each strip. Rip one off each hour! You can use construction paper to make this nice and strong to last the night. 

New Years eve count down paper chain with activities

Count Down Balloons

These fun count down balloons from Craftibilities have an activity inside each balloon. Pop it to see what to do next!

Count Down Printables

Print off this New Years Eve count down colouring sheet from Playdough to Plato. Colour one firework each hour!

New Years eve countdown firework printable

Want more fireworks coloring, we also have a huge set of fireworks coloring pages that you can print out for free

New Year’s Eve Count Down Ball

Make a New Years count down ball like this diy New Years eve ball from JDaniel 4’s Mom. This is a fun little craft that you can move down all through the evening to help the kids count down and understand how long is left until midnight. 

New Years eve count down ball paper plate craft

Fireworks Crafts for New Years Eve

Fireworks crafts are lots of fun at some many times of the year and New Years is definitely one of them!

Have fun and make some colorful fireworks to see out the old and bring in the new for this celebratory time of year.

Pop up firework new years eve craft for kids from My Little 3 and Me

Make a pop up firework like this one from My Little 3 and Me

Make these fireworks pictures using an empty toilet paper rolls

Make these fireworks pictures with spinning tops and paint – messy but very fun!

Make these simple fireworks pictures with chalk markers

Or find 15 more Fireworks activities here on In The Playroom

Try our fireworks templates for an easy printable craft. There are so many ways that you can decorate these

If you are setting off fireworks and using sparkles during your party, don’t forget the fireworks safety tips

Make a Keepsake of the Year

These are crafts you can make to mark the past year and the arrival of the new upcoming year. 

New Years Discovery Bottle by Little Bins for Little Hands

New Year Wishes

It’s time for your New Year’s Resolutions! The good thing about new year is that everyone is hopeful and looking ahead, aiming to do better and strive for more. So one of the best New Year’s Eve activities has to be taking time to reflect on your wishes and hopes for the future. 

It’s also a great time to reflect back on the last year and the fun we’ve had together, and the memories that we will take with us into the future. 

New Year Wishes crafts for kids

The New Year is always a time for new wishes and resolutions. For looking back at the previous year, and looking forward to the new one with excitement. Get children involved in this feeling by making some fun wishing wands for them to share their wishes and hopes for the new year.

Wishing wand from Nurture Store

Wishing Spin Drums from No Time for Flashcards

Make Paper Fortune Cookies like these from Unsophisticook. Although for Chinese New Year, these could work at any New Year and would be fun to write lots of good wishes then see which one each person gets.

Sparkly, Glittery and Fun New Year Themed Sensory Play ideas

new years themed sensory play

Sparkly, Squidy fun! Kids will love to get involved with these sensory play activities to ring in the New Year

New Year Playdough at Buggy and Buddy

Sparkly Gel Dough at In The Playroom

New Year Cloud dough at Crafts on Sea

Party Slime at Left Brain Craft Brain

New Years Eve Party Food

new years eve cakes You can’t forget the food at your New Years Eve party. Try some of these ideas!

Decorate New Years Biscuits

Or prepare some of these gorgeous cakes for New Years Eve.

New Years eve cakes

However you end up celebrating, we wish you all a very happy and healthy new year

For even more New Years Eve ideas, follow our New Year’s Eve Pinterest board:

We hope you enjoyed these New Years crafts for toddlers, and New Years eve activities for kids – Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you all the best for 2022

Easy Crafts for Toddlers

Don’t forget to check out some of our Crafts for all year round – whatever the holiday or season, we’ve got you covered here at In The Playroom

Christmas Crafts 

Chinese New Year Crafts 

Valentines Crafts 

Autumn Crafts

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