As the old year comes to an end and a new one starts, it’s the perfect time to introduce your kindergarteners to some fun and educational activities that help them learn about the calendar year.
Whether you’re a homeschool mom or just looking for something fun to do with your kiddos, this list of New Year activities for kindergarten are sure to bring in the New Year with a bang!
Looking for more ideas for New Year? Check out this awesome list of fun and educational New Year Activities for Kids!
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New Year Activities That Kids Will Love
I’m sure your kids are excited about the year-end party! If you want to know what activities can make this celebration extra special, I’m sharing you these ideas to get you started then read on to find the list of New Year activities for kindergarten.
New Year Sensory Activities
A great way to get your kindergarteners interested in the New Year is by engaging their senses (and getting their hands messy!). This can be done through sensory bottles, slimes, or play dough activities.
For example, you could create a glittery slime or a sensory bottle filled with colorful glitter, googly eyes, and other items that represent the start of a new year. Or you could make a colorful play dough activity using cookie cutters in the shape of numbers or animals that represent the New Year. Both activities are great for helping your kids learn about numbers, colors, shapes, and more!
New Year Arts and Crafts
Nothing says celebration like colorful art projects! Putting together some festive decorations is a great way to get kids involved in the festivities while also honing their fine motor skills. Have them draw pictures of things they want for the new year or cut out paper snowflakes; either way they get to express themselves while having fun!
Kids can also make their DIY confetti poppers that are perfect for bringing some extra excitement on New Year’s Eve. For those who love to draw, you can provide them with markers or crayons to color in pictures of fireworks or other images related to New Year celebrations then decorate them with glitters!
Noise Makers and Countdown Activities
Who doesn’t love noise makers? Gather up some supplies from around the house such as paper towel rolls (or toilet paper rolls if you have those instead!), paper plates, beads, rice, scissors, markers or paint pens/crayons/colored pencils/etc., tape or hot glue gun (for adults only!), pipe cleaners/ribbon/yarn for decoration—and create your own DIY noisemakers!
Get creative with this activity; let your little ones customize their noisemakers however they want then count down from 10 before ringing in the new year with all sorts of boisterous sounds!
Do you want great winter activities, too? You have to see my bigger list of fun winter activities for kids!
Recommended New Year Books for Kids
Have a great year ahead with these awesome books about lanterns, fireworks, friends, and more. They are fun to read and will surely inspire kids all year long!
Recommended New Year Activity Kits
Get this printable activity for your little one to do during new year’s eve. It’s a creative way to reflect on the things they’ve done or experienced this year and a chance to set their goals for the coming year.
Keep your kids busy and learning as you prepare for your new year’s eve dinner with this awesome new year activity coloring book.
Bringing in the new year should be celebrated by all ages—and these simple but enjoyable new year activities for kindergarteners are sure to make anyone feel like they’re part of all the festivities.
So grab some supplies from around the house and get ready for an unforgettable new year celebration with your favorite kindergartener(s)!
More New Year Activities
Welcome the New Year with some great goals! Kids will love writing what they are aiming for this coming year and what they loved the most in the past year. What a fun activity to do with kids and the whole family.
Are you ready for some craft this New Year? Print these New Year Bookmarks now and have your little one have a blast!
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This list of New Year crafts is super fun to do while waiting for New Year’s eve!
New Year’s Bucket List by Living Life As Moms
More Chinese New Year Activities
If you are looking for fun crafts to do for the Chinese new year, you have to check out this awesome list of Chinese New Year Crafts.
Try these Chinese New Year activities for kids to make your celebration even more special.
Looking for a fun Chinese New Year activity for kids to make and share with family and friends? Try these printable Chinese New Year Bookmarks!