It’s almost a brand new year, and for most teachers, if not all, that means we are on what is commonly called here in the U.S. “Winter Break” or “Christmas Vacation.” This means we aren’t in class to ring in the New Year with our students. This doesn’t mean that we can’t celebrate the New Year with them when we return from break though! These 20 New Year’s activities for kids are great for the classroom or home, and fun for kids of many ages. Happy New Year!
20 New Year’s Activities for Kids
Grab some pencils and get on the hunt with this Happy New Year Word Search // Domestic Mommyhood (this is great for older kids, so for kinders, we use these with our 4th grade buddy class and they do it with them – they love it!)
Print and play with this New Year Printable Pack for Preschoolers. // Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Print and Color New Year Hats to wear for the festivities or classroom party. // Happiness is Homemade
Grab these Printable New Year Coloring and Activity Pages for some colorful fun! // Squishy Cute Designs
This 2016 Year in Review Printable is great as a take home project, or another one to do with older kids or a buddy class! // Skip to My Lou
These New Year’s Party Horn Photo Booth Props are so fun for pictures and a keepsake! // DIY Candy
Make a New Year’s Eve Paper Plate Celebration Clock to count down the hours to the new year. // The Pinterested Parent
Create a New Year’s Pipe Cleaner Crown and Headband for some festive costumes to celebrate. // Pink Stripey Socks
Design a beautiful New Year’s Fireworks Craft to put on display. // In the Playroom
Write your wishes for the new year with this fun New Year’s Eve Wishing Wall Activity. // Buggy and Buddy
Looking for an awesome craft to make for New Year’s? Try these Styrofoam Cup Fireworks! // Glued to My Crafts
Try out these New Year’s Photo Booth Printable Props for some fun photo opps! // We Made That
Give this New Year’s Eve Countdown Activity a go for a fun craft on New Year’s Eve. // JDaniel4’s Mom
Capture the year with a memorable New Year’s Time Capsule Activity. // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Grab a 2016 Word Art Printable and have a blast doodling and decorating as you say goodbye to last year! // Make and Takes
Set up a fun New Year’s Sensory Bin this month to explore with your kids. // JDaniel4’s Mom
Blast off into the new year with these adorable Craft Stick Fireworks! // Glued to My Crafts
Write about your night and create some fun glasses too with this New Year’s Eve Glasses Writing Activity. // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Why not wear your craft? This Fireworks Ring Craft will bring on all the ooohs and ahhhs from kids! // Fantastic Fun and Learning
Ring in the new year with this Dot Painting New Year’s Printable. // The Resourceful Mama
Get creative and make your own New Years Party Masks. // Green Owl Art
This fun printable makes 21 on our list, but we know you will want to add this New Year’s cut and paste sentence activity to your plans too!
Are you having fun filling your lesson plans with tons of New Year’s activities for kids? If you need a fun writing center that is print and go this month, grab our New Year’s Writing Center Activities.
With several activities to choose from, and a high engagement level for kids, you will be thrilled to have them prepped and ready!