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Fun Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve With Kids

Try these 5 creative ways for the family to count down to the New Year (even if you’re all in bed long before midnight)!

Learning Benefits

Eat lucky foods: Why not serve up dishes thought to bring good fortune? Try cornbread for gold, pomegranate for prosperity, and noodles for longevity. 

Make predictions: Write everyone’s best guesses for the future (“Sophia stars in the play this spring”). Pack them up with the decorations to giggle over next year.

Remember big moments: Tape a long sheet of paper to a wall, mark off months, and jot down your family’s major milestones this past year.

Throw a (small) bash: Invite your child’s best buddy (or three). Stave off snoozing with a mini dance party or a DIY activity every hour on the hour.  

Switch time zones: Not sure you all will last? Join the countdown in another city—say, London—and celebrate when the clock strikes 12 over there.

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