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New Year’s Eve Party Ideas for Kids

by Rebecca Eanes



  1. New Year’s Eve bingo – Download this Bingo game from Hip Hip Hooray.

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  1. Balloon stomp – How about an exciting game of balloon stomp with the kids? You’ll just need balloons and string or yarn. Tie the balloons to the ankles of each player (one on each ankle). The game is simple. The players run around trying to stomp each other’s balloons! The player with the last unpopped balloons wins. Here’s the tutorial at My Joy-Filled Life.


  1. New Year’s Eve scavenger hunt – My kids love scavenger hunts! This hunt by No Time for Flash Cards looks like a blast, and I love the activity of writing down their favorite memories. It’ll take some preparation and set up, but what a lovely game to play on New Year’s Eve.

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  1. Photo memory game – I saw this idea at No Time for Flash Cards and thought it was great! Print out your favorite memories of the year (2 each!) and make them into a memory game. So fun!


  1. 10 game variety – Here are 10 minute-to-win-it games with printables from The Idea Room. My favorite? The countdown knockdown!

Rebecca Eanes, is the founder of and creator of Positive Parenting: Toddlers and Beyond. She is the bestselling author of 3 books. Her newest book,Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide, is more than a parenting book, it's a guide to human connection. She has also written The Newbie's Guide to Positive Parentingand co-authored the book, Positive Parenting in Action: The How-To Guide to Putting Positive Parenting Principles in Action in Early ChildhoodShe is the grateful mother to 2 boys.


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