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New Year History, Activities, and more!

By Andrea Dillon
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Are you ready to ring in the New Year? I am ready to see what this new year brings for my family and me, but we want to celebrate before all that! Get started with some family fun learning about the holiday, and then join in on these great activities to pass the hours until the ball drops! I have gathered some information, activities, crafts, and freebies to help you, plus I have created a New Year’s Freebie Pack that you can snag below with even more free goodies to help make your night the best possible!

New Year History  DIY New Year Activities New Year Free Printables
New Year’s Freebie Pack  New Year Books


New Year History

What is the new year? Why do we celebrate it? These are some of the questions you can find answers to at the resource links below. Get learning about the world and having fun at the same time!

How do other’s celebrate? Check out this video!

DIY New Year Activities

Make some noise with these festive noisemakers!

Make a fun mess!

Play some games!

New Year Free Printables

Another way to make the New Year bright is to find some fun printables! Try one of these freebies and don’t forget to snag our New Year’s Eve Printable Pack at the bottom!

Our New Year’s Eve Printable Pack is the perfect addition to all the above freebies and activities.

Document your yearly memories with the Year in Review or decorate to add more excitement with our Happy New Year Banner.

Challenge your homeschoolers to a search off with our New Year Word Search.

Pass the time playing New Year Math Race with three different ways to play!


And more! Grab it now below! 



New Year Books

Books are great additions to any holiday celebration. Here are a few of our favorite New Year books to try.

Shante Keys and the New Year’s Peas

“Shanté Keys loves New Year’s Day! But while Grandma fixed chitlins, baked ham, greens, and cornbread, she forgot the black-eyed peas! Oh no―it’ll be bad luck without them! So Shanté sets out to borrow some from the neighbors.”


Squirrel’s New Years Resolution

“Squirrel knows that New Year’s Day is a great day for making resolutions! But what does it mean to make a resolution, anyway? As she makes visits around the forest she learns about New Year’s resolutions and helps her friends get started on theirs. If only she can think of a resolution of her very own.”




The Night Before New Year’s

“Another title in Natasha Wing’s bestselling Night Before series! It’s the night before New Year’s, and the whole family is determined to stay up until midnight! Everyone?s stocked up on sparkly streamers and festive party hats, but after a night filled with card games and too many cupcakes, the little ones are getting sleepy. . . Can they make it until the clock strikes twelve?”



Feliz New Year Ava Gabriela!

“Ava Gabriela is visiting her extended family in Colombia for the holidays. She’s excited to take part in family traditions such as making bunuelos, but being around all her loud relatives in an unfamiliar place makes Ava shy and quiet. How will Ava find her voice before she misses out on all the New Year’s fun?”



Happy New Year Spot!

“Spot isn’t old enough to stay up until midnight, but he finds a way to celebrate the New Year early with his family. Bring your party hats and noisemakers as you join Spot in celebrating the new year!”




Take time to enjoy each other on this last day of the year and ring in the New Year ready to learn new things and make new memories.

From our house to yours

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