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How to Celebrate New Years Day with Kids

Happy New Year! Spending the first day of the year with your little ones is a great way to kick off the year. There are plenty of fun activities you can do with your kids to make the day extra special. Here are some of the best ways to spend New Year's Day with your kids.

First, start the day with a delicious breakfast. Have your kids help you make pancakes or waffles, and let them add their favorite toppings. This is a great way to start the day off on a positive note and get everyone in a good mood. Plus, cooking with your kids is a fun activity that can help them develop important life skills.

After breakfast, bundle up and head outside for some fresh air. Depending on where you live, there may be snow on the ground, which means it's time for some winter fun. Build a snowman, have a snowball fight, or take your kids sledding. If it's not too cold, you can also go on a nature walk or visit a playground.

If it's too cold to spend much time outside, there are plenty of indoor activities you can do with your kids. Do your best to put phones and other electronics away and have a family game day, complete with board games and puzzles. You can also have a movie marathon, complete with popcorn and snacks. Another fun indoor activity is to create a scavenger hunt for your kids. Hide clues around the house and have them search for a special prize at the end.

No matter what you do, make sure to take some time to reflect on the past year and set intentions for the new year. Talk to your kids about what they want to achieve in the coming year, and encourage them to set goals for themselves. This is a great way to teach your kids about the importance of setting goals and working hard to achieve them.

Finally, end the day with a special dinner. You can make a fancy or simple family favorite meal together, or order takeout from a local restaurant. Make sure to have some sparkling apple cider on hand, or a cup of cocoa with whipped cream and fun toppings to toast to the new year. You can also have a family dance party, complete with party hats and noisemakers. Don’t forget to snap some photos!

There are plenty of fun and meaningful ways to spend New Year's Day with your kids. Whether you're spending time outside, doing indoor activities, or reflecting on the past year, make sure to take some time to connect with your kids and make memories together. Happy New Year!

Monika Strand is the author of over 50 children's books. Her happy space and niche is creating personalized books for birthdays, baptisms, big brother/sister books, holidays, kids moving and other momentous occasions.

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