9 activities to do with children in preparation for the new year

9 activities to do with children in preparation for the new year

Sharing moments with the children of the house we not only teach them to do things as a family but we also encourage their creativity and fun

2020 was a particular year where there was more than one isolation and the children belonged to one of the groups most affected psychologically by the pandemic. So, hoping for a different and promising year, it is important to share with them moments when they feel comfortable and useful.

New Year always brings messages of peace, love, and hope and represents a new beginning for the little ones. For this reason, it is very important to do activities with them, so that they feel included and motivated.

It is very important to do activities with children, so that they feel included and motivated.

1. Cook together

The food is, in general, typical of each region and country. We can include a special recipe for children to be made with the little ones so that they will feel involved. To get children to appreciate the moment, we can ask all members of the family to participate in the preparation and thus achieve teamwork.

2. Decorate the table for the new year

It is possible to involve the whole family; surely the children will have finished a fun recipe and the moms will have decorative accessories, such as allusive tablecloths, candles, glasses, and flowers. To decorate the children's glasses, which may be made of milk or juice; We can try to put chocolate chips on the edge, a bow or some sticker, they are always a good idea.

It is possible to involve the whole family; surely the children will have finished a fun recipe and the moms will have decorative accessories, such as allusive tablecloths, candles, glasses, and flowers.

3. Ask for New Year's wishes

Everyone may want to keep their wishes a secret, but we can gather in a circle to get everyone to reveal at least one small wish. It is important not to pressure children, but to help them formulate an idea. These meetings will be part of the most precious memories of the children because they are activities that are not done frequently; It is also a moment of rapprochement that will give them the confidence to interact with adults.

4. Family hike for the new year

Whenever environmental conditions allow it, hours before our dinner, we can gather the family and take a walk through the nearby streets, perhaps going to a park, the beach or the square. This can be more entertaining than sitting at home and will help us show the little ones how the same tradition manifests itself in all houses and common places.

Whenever environmental conditions allow it, hours before our dinner, we can gather the family and take a walk through the nearby streets, perhaps going to a park, the beach or the square.

5. Share with other families

It is very likely that a neighbor has a family similar to ours, which will also be waiting around for the hours to pass. If they have children of similar ages to ours, it is conducive for them to amuse each other; so we can invite them to dinner or a drink.

6. Plan activities

As the new year approaches, the family can be distracted by common activities, such as watching seasonal movies or a concert. This opportunity is conducive to being united. We can also organize board games, which are recommended for all ages. We can take advantage of including prizes, meals, sweets, and drinks.

It is recommendable to organize board games, which are recommended for all ages. You can take advantage of including prizes, meals, sweets, and drinks.

7. Prepare party favors for the new year

Around twelve chimes we can deliver a special party for children and another for adults. For children, we recommend treats, balloons, hats, confetti, and party hats.

8. Relaxing moment

To calm the children, while we adults distract ourselves a bit; It is possible to put them to draw and color images allusive to the party. Also, you may want to write down your New Years' wishes and decorate them creatively. To motivate them, we will tell them that this is our own ritual or that it is a tradition of all children to do this on that night.

To calm the children, while we adults distract ourselves a bit; It is possible to put them to draw and color images allusive to the party.

9. Come up with a countdown

The countdown to the New Year's hug is an activity that can be a lot of fun. Make sure it is original, very noisy, and warm for the whole family. Don't forget the music and the grapes. Remember that the little ones, you can impress them with an original little worm of grapes previously cut, peeled, seedless, and cut in half.

Victoria Thais

A trip to India was all it took for Victoria to realise that meditation is not a fancy word for sitting around in silence. It truly changed Victoria’s life to a less stressful and more mindful one. Now a freelance consultant and journalist, Victoria joined KOKO to share her knowledge on those little things that are life so much better, and cosier.+ info

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