3 Entertaining New Year Activities and Games for Kids



As our winter vacation is about to start, it is the high time we should start planning for some new year games and activities. The new year is the beginning of a new year that brings new opportunities and possibilities for all of us. It is an exciting and momentous occasion for both parents and children. Considering the present health situation the whole world is going through, this year it may not be possible to celebrate the New Year traditionally and elaborately. But still, you can plan certain activities and games for your kids and spend the evening with them and welcome the New Year together. To help you plan caregivers of Child care Covina, CA has shared certain kid-friendly fun activities that can be done with minimum materials and efforts.


3 entertaining kid-friendly New Year activities :

DIY Noisemakers :

This is a fun craft activity for your kids to engage them creatively on New Year’s evening.


Materials needed :
  • Empty toilet paper roll
  • Aluminum foil
  • Decorative tape
  • Noisy bits (pebbles, beads, bells)
Instructions :
  • Cover one end of the toilet paper roll with layers of aluminum foil. Secure the foil with decorative tape.
  • Ask your little one to insert the noisy bits (pebbles, beads, bells) inside the roll from the open end and fill at least 1/3 of the roll.
  • Then, close the open end with foil and tape as well.
  • Decorate the roll with colorful tapes, beads, sequins, etc and then shake, shake, shake.

New Year’s resolution Crafts :

Before winter vacation starts, art and craft teachers of Child care Covina, CA guide children to make their New year’s Resolution Craft.


Material needed :
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Felt paper
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Decorative items
  • Scissors
  • Paper with resolutions written on it
Instructions :
  • First, let your kids take 4 popsicle sticks and guide them to make a frame using the sticks and glue.
  • Let the glue dry and then paint the sticks to make the frame more colorful.
  • Encourage them to decorate the frame using sequins, buttons, paper cut-outs, stickers, etc. Let it dry.
  • Take a piece of felt paper, cut it into the size of the frame, and stick it behind the frame.
  • Then they can write their New Year’s resolution on a piece of paper and stick it in the middle of the felt paper.

New Year’s Wish Tree :

In Child care Covina, CA, kids love making this New Year’s wish tree in their art and craft class.


Materials needed :

  • Paint
  • Cardstock
  • Star-shaped stencil
  • Scissors
  • One-hole punch
  • Glitter
  • Small tree
  • Shallow dish

Instructions :

  • First, let your kids pour the paint on a shallow dish and dip the stencil in it and carefully place it on the card.
  • Then, sprinkle glitter onto the wet paint and let it dry.
  • Cut the card into the star shape once it is dry and punch a hole at the top of the star.
  • Tie a ribbon through the hole.
  • Then, ask your kids to write their wishes on the star and hang it from the wishing tree.

You can do any one or all of these activities with your kids to make their New Year’s evening fun-filled and entertained.