Celebrate New Year with Your Family: 7 Fun New Year's Eve Activities for Kids {with FREE printables}

Ring in the New Year with some fun and festive activities for kids!

There are so many great things to do to celebrate, from making noise makers and party hats to watching fireworks and counting down to midnight.

Here are some of our favourite New Year's Eve activities for kids!

New Year's Eve with Kids

Spending quality time with the kids on NYE  is an important tradition to start up.

When they are young, it is especially nice for them to spend the evening with you instead of just staying up until midnight on your own or going out without your kids.

That's why we've created some New Year's Eve activities for kids that they can enjoy during the early evening hours with you!

New Year's Eve Activities for Kids

1. Make a New Year's resolutions chart

This is a great way to get the kids involved in setting New Year's resolutions for themselves.

Have each kid pick at least one thing they would like to do better in the new year.

This could be anything from brushing their teeth every day, to cleaning up after themselves, or even reading more and playing video games less often!

2. Make homemade noisemakers!

These are always a lot of fun and can be as simple or complex as you want them to be.

All you need is some basic craft supplies and a bit of imagination!

3. Watch fireworks together!

This is always a classic New Year's Eve activity, and it's sure to please the kids!

Be sure to check your local listings for community fireworks events, or just watch the fireworks around the world on TV.

Get excited about the fireworks with this FREE 2022 New Year fireworks coloring page printable!

Print out the colouring for your kids to do on New Year's Eve!

4. Make hats and party horns!

If you want to be really involved in the festive mood, make these hats together before the evening starts.

That way when it's time to celebrate, you can stay cozy together by the fire while enjoying some hot cocoa!

5. Hold your very own countdown!

Kids love to count down, and it's always very festive for New Year's Eve.

Even little ones can help by counting down with you!

Grab this free pack of New Year countdown printables to add to your fun!

6. Make easy New Year's Eve snacks!

Serve up some festive and easy to make snacks or a fun charcuterie board.

Try making some adorable New Year's Eve inspired cakes with gold and silver balls and festive sprinkles.

Use our easy fairy cakes recipe, then add icing and whatever sprinkles take your fancy.

7. Play New Year's Eve games!

There are so many great games to choose from that will get the whole family in the New Year's spirit. 

Try some classic games like charades as a family, or choose a game specifically for New Year's like 'resolutions' or 'predictions'.

Celebrating New Year's Eve with your kids on December 31st can be a night filled with special memories with just a bit of planning.

I hope these New Year's Eve activities help you have a great night filled with fun before counting down together as midnight approaches.

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