A lot of moms feel totally drained after Christmas. The demands of the holiday season are a lot no matter how well prepared you are. That doesn’t leave a lot of energy left for New Years. Kids, on the other hand, don’t suffer that same loss of energy. Keep them entertained this New Years without adding to your to-do list with these super easy disco New Years Eve countdown activity bags.
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Technically our family is still celebrating Christmas on New Years Eve. We have a tradition of celebrating with extended family on that day. It is also a fun-filled evening of board games and delicious food. Unfortunately, as I get older, it’s hard for me to make it all the way to midnight.
That means losing out on cherished adult game time or starting earlier in the evening. The kiddos can feel left out of the fun, especially the youngest 2 who are unable to read yet. To help them feel included and have their own fun tradition this year, I wanted to make these disco New Years Eve countdown activity bags. Now they have a cool new surprise to look forward to each hour of the night.
I recommend filling them activities and games to keep the kiddos entertained while you take a much-deserved break. I got most of ours at the Dollar Tree so it’s totally budget-friendly too. Score!
Disco New Years Eve Countdown Activity Bags Materials
-12 Holographic Treat Bags with Star Cutouts
-Round Sticky Notes
-12 Small Gifts/Treats
First, place a sticky note inside each bag behind the star cut out.
Next, write down each hour starting at 1 and ending at 12.
Lastly, fill each bag with an activity or treat for your child.
Alternative Clock Countdown Bags
If you are unable to find the holographic star cutout treat bags, there is an alternative option. This version takes a few minutes longer to make but it’s the perfect option if you have regular treat bags without a cutout.
First, start by writing a 12, 3, 6, and 9 on the 4 edges of your sticky note (like a clock).
Next, fill in the rest of the numbers for the clock.
Lastly, add the hands of the clock. Be sure to change them to represent the different hours for each bag.
Now place a clock on each treat bag.
Finish with filling the bags with their corresponding treats and gifts.
Will the kids on winter break, they’ve already seen these disco New Years Eve countdown activity bags and are so excited to see what’s inside. The anticipation is totally fun for mom too. Seeing your kiddos light up with each new surprise is something sweet to look forward to this holiday. How else do you celebrate New Years Eve with your family? I’d love to hear in the comments!
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.