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New Year’s Eve Ideas for Kids

Are you looking for some fun and entertaining New Year’s Eve Ideas for Kids? Spending your New Year’s Eve with kids can be a lot of fun. And kids will especially love helping to count down to the New Year (even if it’s earlier in the evening)!

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New Years Ideas for Kids


We’re sharing more than 15 of our favorite New Year’s Eve Ideas for Kids. These are simple and fun activities to do with kids on New Year’s Eve!

15+ New Year’s Eve Ideas for Kids

1. New Year’s Bingo Game Printable 

Play BINGO – this printable includes 10 Bingo cards and 30 calling cards.

New Year's Eve Printable Bingo Cards


2.  Gold Slime

Make some glittery gold slime on New Year’s Eve!

Gold Slime Recipe


3. Fireworks in a Jar – this is a fun science experiment for kids to do on New Year’s Eve!

Fireworks in a Jar Experiment

4. New Year’s Resolution Printable – click here to print your printable. There are 2 worksheets to choose from.

New Years Resolution Worksheets for Kids


5. Make Salt Painted Fireworks – you can do these on black paper with different colors too!

Fireworks Printable


6. Make a  Paper Plate Noise Maker Craft.

New Years Crafts for Kids

This Paper Plate noise maker craft is so easy to make and looks so pretty and fun! Your kids can not only help make them, but it will give them something to shake for the countdown!


7. New Years Countdown Clock Craft

New Years Crafts for Kids

This is a another really fun craft idea. Make this fun clock you can hang on the wall and change the time. Make a game out of it and have something fun to do at each new hour!

8. New Years Eve Balloon Clock

New Years Eve with Kids

Have kids POP each balloon as the time passes. You can hide games or activity ideas in each balloon too. This also doubles as a really fun decoration or center piece in the room for a New Year’s Eve party.


 9. New Years Eve DIY Cupcake Toppers 

New Years Party Ideas with Kids

These cupcake toppers are so cute! Earlier in the day you can bake cupcakes and then have the kids help decorate them for your dinner party or evening activities.


10. Play Games. Why not play a game of kids charades or pie in the face? The kids will love these games and they will surely make it a New Year’s night to remember!


11.  Minute to Win It Games  – Play some New Year’s Minute to Win It Games.

And if you’d like to play a simple game, print off our free Would You Rather Questions for Kids cards. Get over 100 cards you can turn into a fun New Year’s Eve game!


12. Make a  New Years Sensory Bottle.

New Years Sensory Bottle

This is a fun sensory bottle for kids of all ages to play with! We love the fun confetti and the kids can shake it along with the DIY shakers to ring in the New Year!


13. Throw a glow in the dark dance party using glow sticks and New Years LED glasses!

Kids love glow sticks and this would be a really fun way to ring in the New Year. Turn the lights off, keep the TV on with the countdown and put on some music.


14.  Make your own Confetti Poppers. These DIY confetti poppers look like so much fun to make!


15. Build a snow fort, go ice skating, watch your local fireworks or watch some kid New Years movies like this Winnie the Pooh movie.


16. Count down early with the kids – YouTube and Netflix have countdowns for kids. Choose one and pretend to count down the New Year at an earlier time for the kids!


We hope you have fun with these activities and have a Happy New Year!

If you need more indoor activity ideas for kids – see our list of over 100+ indoor activities for kids!


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