New Year Activities At Home That Your Kids Will Love

It's almost time to say hello to 2022! You might have already made late-night party plans with your friends and family, but if you have young children, you are most likely to stay at home during this pandemic. 

If you're looking for something to keep the pre-schoolers occupied until the magical countdown on New Year's Eve, you've come to the right place!


Check out some of the best new year holiday activities for kids at home. 

Party with the World at Your Home

Modern technology has made it easier to tune into celebrations worldwide while sitting at home. Nova media has set up 360 cameras in 12 iconic locations worldwide to show this year’s new year celebration live for 12 continuous hours. Register for this virtual reality experience now, and don’t forget to shout "Happy New Year!" with your kids until they fall asleep. 

Play Party Games with Your Kids

Play various interactive, social-distanced party games with your kids. These games can be controlled with your phone on Jackbox for an at-home New Year party. It includes a few tweaks for the holidays, as well as a variety of trivia-style fill-in-the-blank possibilities. 

Plan a Movie Night

Organize a movie night with friends at home using the GroupWatch function on Disney Plus for kids of any age. High School Musical, Cinderella, Frozen, and Ratatouille are a few movies you can consider watching with your kids. Give the movies a festive feel with hot cocoa kits, marshmallows, and cookies for everyone.

Craft a Digital Time Capsule

Make a time capsule with your kids to help them celebrate the end of the year. You can do it the old ways by having the kids fill a Mason jar with keepsakes like family photos from the previous year and seal it up for a decade or two.  You can also do it digitally with services like Memories. This site allows you to send notes through email or text message to a loved one anywhere in the globe, or even to yourself, to be sent in the future as a memory of this point in time.

Sing with Your Kids in a Virtual Karaoke Session

There are no kids who doesn’t want to let off steam and have fun. Invite friends and family to an epic jam session or wild dance party by booking a virtual karaoke room. Allow your children to turn up the volume as you count down to the end of 2021 at any moment you like.

Learn and Cook Dinner with Your Family

Bring in a virtual expert to guide you through specialized dinner options to make this feel like a true New Year Holiday treat for your kids. There are numerous virtual cooking classes available on the internet. Truffle Shuffle, for example, offers a video tutorial as well as all the materials to make a  delicious truffle-topped mac & cheese delivered to your door.

These are some creative new year activities ideas that can bring great joy to your pre-schoolers. At First School, we're dedicated to making learning enjoyable for your kids. Contact us to find a child care program that best suits you!


Dorothy Hastings

Dorothy Hastings is the Director of First School, which are three preschool and child care centers located throughout Southern California. First School provides a hands-on approach to preschool education and Child Care Programs that emphasizes all around child development. In addition to their intuitive academic approach, First School also focuses on developing a child's social skills and self-confidence, which is made possible in their intimate learning atmosphere.

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