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.

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 are sure to be a hit with your little ones as we move into 2015.

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

Party Games for Kids

If you’re having a New Year’s Eve party, you’ll need some fun games to keep the kids entertained. Why not try some of these.

New Years Eve party games for kids

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 these party basics:

Make a New Year Count down Clock

New Year Count Down Clock Craft from Buggy and Buddy

Other fun ways to count down the New Year

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

Fireworks Crafts for New Years Eve

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

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

Make a Keepsake of the Year

New Years Discovery Bottle by Little Bins for Little Hands

  • Make a New Years discovery bottle like this one from Little Bins for Little Hands
  • Make New Years T-shirts with fabric pens and decorations, or a t-shirt to remember the best moments of the previous year.
  • Make a time capsule like this one from Fun Crafts Kids
  • Do a yearly interview with your child. These would be great fun to look back on!

New Year Wishes

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 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!

However you end up celebrating, we wish you all a very happy and healthy new year for 2015!

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