New Year’s is such a fun time for all young and old! I love doing different activities with my little ones to ring in the new year!
What Types of Activities are Best?
That really depends on your goal! Are you looking for something to keep your littles busy, or to teach them something?
Regardless of what you are needing, everything I have gathered will keep your preschooler entertained and having fun!
New Year Food Activities for Preschoolers
What is New Year’s without some yummy and fun food?
Your little one will have so much fun decorating biscuits or cookies as we call them in the states!
These fruit sparklers are yummy, nutritious, and fun to make with little ones in the kitchen!
How yummy do these s’mores dippers look? Perfect for a sweet treat on New Year’s!
Okay, this party popcorn looks absolutely incredible! This will definitely be a hit with your littles!
Everyone likes to feel special and festive on New Year’s Eve! I have found fun accessories to make with your little ones and they double as a fun activity!
Everyone loves a party hat, especially little ones! Your little one can wear the hat that they helped decorate proudly.
These New Year’s glasses are so adorable and there are so many fun ways to decorate them! Your littles will love wearing these glasses!
I love these New Year’s crowns! Perfect for princes and princesses alike!
Bibbity, bobbity, boo! These wishing wands are adorable and so much fun to create!
How fun are these fireworks rings?! I think these are so fun and simple!
Sensory Activities for NYE
Little ones love sensory activities and these are perfect for New Year’s Eve activities!
Sensory bins are perfect for little hands to keep busy! This sensory bin is New Year’s themed and great for the days leading up to New Year’s or NYE!
Sparkling slime is so fun and great to strengthen little hands! You can use whatever type/color of glitter that you want!
I love this play dough with the chunkier bits of foil glitter! This would be a great activity for little ones to make from start to finish!
New Year STEM Activities for Preschool
STEM activities allow children to learn concepts of science and math. Activities that are STEM-based help children learn how different things behave in real life.
Fireworks in a glass is a fun activity with little ones that is simple and awe-worthy! You can do a few different color variations for more fun!
Paper fortune cookies are great to do with preschoolers! They can write their own fortunes with help and even decorate the paper before it is folded up!
Discovery bottles are a great activity, especially for quiet time! Your littles will love being able to pick out what goes into their bottle and shaking it up and seeing everything inside!
BINGO is something that I think everyone enjoys, I know I do! This BINGO is New Year’s themed and looks like fun!
New Year Countdown Activities for Preschool
Countdown activities are great because they can easily double as a lesson on time!
I love the idea behind this epic countdown! You take your little ones through different cultures around the world where the new year is turning over! So neat!
As a young girl, I loved watching the ball drop! This is similar to the ball dropping, but for little ones! This can also double as a lesson on time!
This paper plate party clock (say that 3 times fast!) is so adorable! Your littles can color and decorate to their heart’s content. Every hour they can change their clock to match the time!
This printable countdown is super cute! I love that it has a new activity for every hour!
New Year Noise Maker Activities for Preschool
Everybody make some noise! I know your little ones are more than happy to! HA.
Use some of those extra paper plates from the holidays and let your little ones make these cute noise makers! These are simple and fun!
How fun would these party poppers be at midnight (or whenever your littles head to bed). They are so cute and simple to make.
I love these cute little bell noise makers! They are the perfect DIY noise makers with littles! Your preschooler can draw on the stick before adding all the bells and whistles!
New Year Art Activities for Preschool
Little ones love art activities, and sometimes I even like to join in on the fun!
I love tape art crafts! It is so neat to peel the tape and see what you created!
If you need a simple craft this rocking paper plate is perfect!
I have always loved salt paintings and this one is a great option for NYE!
Have you ever heard of string art? It is a cool concept where you drag string through paint and then onto paper! It looks like fireworks!
Have you ever heard of a sticky wall? Me either, but this looks like so much fun to do!
Easy NYE Activities for Preschool
Sometimes you need an easy activity, am I right?
Cut out little stars and have your littles (with help) write down their wishes for the year! You can put them on branches like above or even make garland.
Bead threading is a great activity for preschoolers because it helps to strengthen their fine motor skills!
Kindness is cool! I think it’s a great idea for little ones to start having New Year’s resolutions, especially involving kindness!
This is such a neat activity to do with your kiddos year after year! You can keep them and compare!
New Year’s is a fun time for everyone young and old! I love spending time with my little ones, letting them stay up a bit later than normal, and doing different activities.
What are your favorite New Year’s activities? Let me know in the comments below!