Preparing for New Year’s Family Celebrations

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It’s almost the New Year, and now is a great time to plan a New Year’s celebration with your family! If you already have traditions you love, that’s wonderful. My previous New Year’s post tells what my family did to celebrate the New Year and has links to helpful resources: Starting and Nurturing New Year’s Traditions.

Below are some great ideas found in cyberspace. These aren’t all Montessori activities, but they’re all good, clean family fun.

Preparing for New Year's Family Celebrations

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New Year’s Activities for Families

If you’d like to make New Year’s cookies like the ones in the photo, you can find alphabet cookie cutters on Amazon. (Photo Credit: Photo by tama3311.)

New Year’s Eve Times Square – Families on the West Coast can even celebrate the New Year at 9:00 p.m. PST along with the East Coast celebration!

New Year’s Eve Wishing Wall

“Your wishes for 2012 will be added to the confetti that flutters down in the heart of Times Square on New Year’s Eve!”

New Year's Surprise Ball Objects (Photo from Little Wonders' Days)

New Year’s Surprise Ball Objects (Photo from Little Wonders’ Days)

New Year’s Posts (including New Year’s Surprise Balls – photo in collage and above) from Little Wonders’ Days

Counting Down to New Year’s Day in Preschool and Our New Year Resolutions in Preschool from Teach Preschool

Happy New Year from The Holiday Zone

New Year Activities and Games from Apples 4 the Teacher

11 Great Ways to Start the New Year from Disney Family Fun

New Year’s Fun and Games from Disney Family Fun

Disney’s New Year’s Celebration Station (free printables) from Disney Family

New Year’s Crafts from Disney Family Fun

“Including the Kids in New Year’s Parties”

New Year for Kids from Activity Village

Kid Craft: New Year’s Time Capsule from KelliCrowe

New Year’s Crafts from Enchanted Learning

New Year’s Activities from DLTK’s Crafts for Kids

New Year’s Kids Activities from Martha Stewart

New Year’s Crafts for Kids from Crafts-N-Things for Children

New Year’s Eve/Day Crafts from Kinderart

New Year Crafts and Activities from NurtureStore

Resolution Cookies from The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle

New Year Clock Craft for Kids (Photo from Learning Ideas Grades K-8)

New Year Clock Craft for Kids (Photo from Learning Ideas Grades K-8)

Make a New Year Clock Craft Activity from Learning Ideas – Grades K-8

New Year’s Day Activities from Primary Games

New Year’s Day Printables from ABC Teach

New Years Activities for Kids from Busy Bee Kids Crafts

Happy New Year from Billy Bear 4 Kids

Pop Paper Dance Party (Photo from Chasing Cheerios)

Pop Paper Dance Party (Photo from Chasing Cheerios)

How-To: New Years Party Hats from Paper Source

New Year’s Day Information and Activities from Sunnie Bunniezz

Pop Paper Dance Party from Chasing Cheerios

New Years Kids Party Ideas from Party 411

New Year’s Eve Party for Kids by LissaKlar at Squidoo

Family Games for New Year’s Eve from eHow Home

New Years Free Games and Activities from Wart Games

Games, Party Ideas, Crafts for a Kid Friendly New Year’s Eve Party from All Star Activities

15 Fun New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids or Adults from How Does She?

New Year’s Eve Poppers, New Year’s Eve Noise Makers, and Personalized Kids Cups for the New Year from Make and Takes

New Year’s Noisemakers from Alphamom

New Year’s Posts from House of Baby Piranha

New Year’s Posts from The Ramblings of a Crazy Woman

New Year’s Eve with the Kids from The Mother Huddle

Kids’ New Year’s Activities Pinterest Board

Follow Deb @ Living Montessori Now’s board Kids’ New Year’s Activities on Pinterest.

I also have many activities pinned to my Kids’ New Year’s Activities Pinterest board for visual people like me. However you prefer to look for ideas, just pick the ones that appeal to you – or let your child/ren help you choose the activities for your family New Year’s celebration!

Have a very happy New Year! 🙂

Deb - Siganture


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