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    • Jill Schorr

      New Years Eve ideas for waiting kids!

    • Lauren Matullo

      cute new years idea for kids

    • CreationsbyMrsMouse(MMize)

      COUNTDOWN BOX- The idea behind this box is simple...each hour starting at 8 P.M. the kids get to open one bag! Inside each bag is something different to celebrate New Year's Eve! (I received some great inspiration here.) 8 PM: ALL ABOUT ME 2010 TIME CAPSULE We have created the perfect printable for your family to use! Just click print {at the bottom of the post} and you will have a 2010 time capsule letter! Be sure to have your kids write a letter to their future selves! It will ask them their favorite color, book, food, etc. The capsule letter also has a spot where your kids can write what they hope the next year will bring. (I plan on packing my letters in my Christmas decoration box!) Next New Year's Eve will be a blast reading the letters they wrote! It will be fun to see if things have changed or stayed the same! 9 PM: Festive Shakers For the 9 o'clock hour these simple shakers will be a blast to make! Find any ribbon spools in your house that are almost out of ribbon. Inside, place something that will make noise when it is shakes. (I used Skittles from Halloween!) You then cover each side of the ribbon spool with scrapbook paper! Then voila, you have your own shakers to ring in 2011! Plus, this will be something fun to use down the road. Now that you have your is almost time to ring in the New Year! 10PM: Goal Setting 2011 One of my favorite things to do to ring in the new year is to set resolutions. In this activity, your family will get to set four new goals together. These resolutions can be anything from eating dinner together to doing a service activity together. To create a flap book, you need to fold the paper in half and cut under each number. Once you're done, you can place this somewhere in your home that is visible for all family members to remember the 2011 goals. 11PM: 2011 Lucky Penny I know I can use all the luck I can start the year off right with a lucky penny! After each family member has their new lucky penny, have each family member share two things they love about each family member. MIDNIGHT: GLOW STICKS What is a party without glow sticks? Ring in the new year sporting these fun, inexpensive sticks that will add excitement to the end of the night.

    • Whitney Enston

      Fun Idea for your family: Each hour during the evening of New Years Eve, let your kids open one bag labeled with that hour! Inside is a fun activity to keep them excited- cute and simple ideas at this post! Ends at midnight with glow sticks!

    • Melanie Taylor

      new years family countdown box - activities to do each hour until midnight--soooo i'll be set when i have kiddos!

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