This is our first year actually celebrating New Years with our kids. It’s the first year they have shown any interest in celebrating, and I was perfectly happy to wait for this moment! Mike and I are pretty lame when it comes to New Years celebrations – we like our sleep way too much, and that is going to be reflected in our plans to celebrate with the kids, as well. Here’s what we will be doing to celebrate New Years with kids:
Ring in the New Year in a Different Time Zone
I love my kids’ bedtime, and particularly how cheerful they are so long as I get them in bed on time. Someday, we will all stay up until midnight in our own time zone together, but for now I’m using global awareness to my own personal benefit. Emma is very proud of being born in Scotland, and Scotland is conveniently 8 hours ahead of California time. So, we will be ringing in the New Year with our Scottish (and other UK) friends.
Savor the Moment
Memories are important to me, and so is making the most of the time we are given to live. With this in mind, I made a very simple page that the kids can fill out, remembering 2014 and looking forward to 2015. I even turned it into a printable that you can do with your kids (you can also click on the image below to download the PDF). You will notice that I didn’t put a year on it, so that we can re-use this template again in the future.
Choose a Word of the Year
Celebrating a new year is a great opportunity to have fun together as a family! A couple of the Christmas presents this year are board games, and we will, I am sure, pull those out as well as baking some cookies together and maybe watching a movie as well.
Are you looking for more fun ways to celebrate New Years? Check out my New Years for Kids Pinterest board for more fun ideas!