I hazily remember New Year’s past, celebrating with a bunch of strangers. Now as a mom, bringing in the New Years at home with the kids can be awesome with activities to do together. Check out these 6 fun things you can do with your family on New Years Eve.
1. Play Charades
Whether its your daughter imitating Elsa’s Let It Go scene to try to get you to guess “Frozen” or your son desperately trying to figure out how he can act out “Star Wars”, this is sure to be fun for all. To personalize it, you can come up with your own words and phrases based off the ages and interest of your children. Stumped and can’t think of anything? Check out this online charades word generator. It evens has a timer and scoreboard. Just remember, NO TALKING OR NOISES. If you’re not a charades guru, check out this gesture cheat sheet.
2. I’ll Remember
This is basically a memory train game, but features things you’ll remember about the past year. Going in a circle, each person must repeat what the previous person said and add on to it. Can’t remember? You’re OUT!
I’ll remember Christmas… I’ll remember christmas and getting a car… I’ll remember Christmas, “Frank” getting a car and losing 20 pounds… I’ll remember Christmas, “Frank” getting a car, “Mommy” losing 20 pounds and starting third grade… (it can get pretty long).
Karaoke is ALWAYS a good time and you don’t need a karaoke machine to do it. Have a smart tv, xbox, ps3/4, or can connect to the internet? Then you’re ready to karaoke. Just pull up youtube and search for karaoke songs. Check out my favorite karaoke song of all time right here. A top karaoke song for kids is right here.
4. Create a Time Capsule
Put one item from the past year that was important to you. It can be anything. Be sure to hide it in a safe place and don’t open it. Next New Year’s Eve go through it and repeat the new tradition.
5. Start the Year with a TimeLapse
Take a photo everyday for a year and start at midnight. If not everyday, keep it up for once a month. Can’t stick with that? Well, how about a photo every New Year and compare it each year.
6. Count Your Blessings
This is a play off of the game Concentration. Go around in a circle and name something good that’s happened to you over the course of the year. Make sure you keep the beat, no hesitations and no repeats- OR YOU’RE OUT. Feel free to add a visual representation: You can add beans or macaroni or write down your blessing on a piece of paper and drop it in a jar as you name it.