One of the biggest issues with New Years Eve and little kids is the fact that you now have to entertain them for a longer period of time to get them to that “midnight” mark. Having things for them to do themselves or as a family is key to a smooth and fun New Years Eve in with the kids. So in order to help you out whether it is just you and the kids or if you are babysitting for others. These New Years Eve kid activities will be a great way to keep the kids busy and happy until countdown time.
New Years Eve Surprise Balls from Mama. Papa. Bubba.
If you have little ones that might have a harder time getting to your families scheduled countdown than most doing something like this great Surprise NYE ball could be the best idea. Giving them something messy and fun to open right at midnight can be exactly what your kid needs to keep them excited till the end of the night. They might be messy but they are a great idea for your kids!
Star Crown from The Brave Life
If you have older kids in the house doing a cute craft they can instagram about could be exactly what you need to keep them content and busy. This DIY star crown is a great idea for any home with teenage girls coming over for New Years Eve. This head piece is a such a fun and simple craft and the end result looks great for any pictures – add fairy lights and you will be the coolest mom on the block.
New Years Eve Jingle Noise Makers from Project Nursery
If you have jingle bells left over from your Christmas crafting this could be the perfect way to get some more use out of them. Getting the kids to make these gorgeous, cheap and fun noise makers is the perfect way to keep them smiling till midnight. Using just jingle bells, ribbon, and Popsicle sticks this is a great craft for any age. It is even the perfect craft to encourage the older kids to care and help their younger siblings.
Glow In The Dark Ring Toss from A Pumpkin And A Princess
You don’t want to fill up your kids night with activities that only they will do, you want to mix it up with some activities that get both kids and adults playing. This great glow in the dark ring toss game from a pumpkin and a princess’s glow in the dark party could be a great addition to all your families New Years Eve fun!
Toilet Roll Confetti Poppers from Smashed Peas & Carrots
Having a little fun when the clock strikes midnight is tradition no matter where you are for New Years Eve. These great toilet roll confetti poppers are the easiest idea to get your kids to make leading up to midnight. It is a great way to make a little mess outside and show your new year spirit with your kids.
Hourly Activity Bags from Organize and Decorate Everything
If you need a full night of non stop fun things for your family to do maybe setting something super fun like this might be the perfect way to organize it all. With all your kids and any other family additions you might have to the mix this is a great way to keep them constantly bonding and having fun till midnight. Bonus having it all pre done and put together into bags makes things super easy for you and any other adult to take the lead distributing it.
Balloon Drop from Been There, Pinned That
Watching the ball drop on the TV countdowns can be exciting to see but to your kids this great DIY balloon drop idea will be so much better. Nothing could be better than balloons falling from the sky right when the clock strikes twelve. You could even take this up a notch by using glow in the dark balloons!
There are so many ways to keep your little ones and their friends busy till midnight this New Years Eve!