Archive for January, 2013

So you thought you would trip on over to page 2 of our blog In 2013 Vintage We Bring! and check out our most BODACIOUSLY BOSS New Years crafts. If you happened to miss page one of this here blog, you will dig the most out-a-sight vintage New Year’s Eve gigs from the days of yesteryear “In 2013 Vintage We Bring! 1” blog page here:


In 2013 Vintage We Bring! 1




Make the following New Year’s Eve Crafts with your babes:

New Years Firecrackers

Supplies:
Empty Toilet Paper Tube
Construction Paper

Paper Cutter

Glue
2″ Brush
3 oz. Bathroom Paper Cup 

Scissors

Sharp Pointed Object – We use a Letter Opener 

Pipe Cleaner

Tape Measure

Red and Other Colored Glitter

Old Newspaper

Sales Flyer From Newspaper Half Page Size

Directions:

Lay your old newspaper over your work area. Pour the glue into  a medium plastic bowl. Add some water and stir, I use a whisk to quicken the process. Your glue must not be too thick as you need to paint your glue onto your tube, if it is too thin, it will not adhere well. We keep the excess inside an old cookie dough bucket with a handle for easy transpo:

 

Need a gallon glue bottle?

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Colorations Washable School Glue Gallon Colorations Washable School Glue Gallon
Colorations Washable School Glue adheres to paper wood fabric and other porous and semi-porous surfaces. It is completely non-toxic and easily washes off skin most clothing and other surfaces with soap and water.


Elmer's Washable School Glue - Gallon

Elmer’s Washable School Glue – Gallon
Elmer’s glue dries clear and easily washes out with water. Non-toxic.


How about a gallon glue pump?

Elmer's Gallon Glue Pump

Elmer’s Gallon Glue Pump
The Elmer’s glue pump makes refilling glue bottles easy! No mess less waste. So durable the manufacturer guarantees a 5 year warranty. Fits the Colorations gallon-size glue bottle too. Gallon of glue not included.


Here are some nice two inch paint brushes:

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Next get your tape measure:

Need one?

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Now measure the T.P. tube length:

and diameter:

Cut the construction paper to fit the toilet paper tube adding an extra 1/2 inch in width. 

Need construction paper assortments?

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Combining bright color and a smooth uniform finish with state of the art technology our constructon paper offers great performance and appearance at a value price. Ideally suited for arts and crafts this heavyweight construction paper cuts clean and folds evenly. Recyclable paper is environmentally friendly and the pulping process is chemical free.


12 x 18 Tru-Ray Sulphite Construction Paper - Set of All 18 including Bright Assorted Colors 12 x 18 Tru-Ray Sulphite Construction Paper – Set of All 18 including Bright Assorted Colors
This top-quality 76 lb. paper is made from 100% vat dyed sulfite the strongest fiber. The result is a paper tough enough to take scoring folding and curling without cracking or tearing. Rigid enough for stand up projects. Superior fade resistance keeps projects bright for years to come.


Colorations Bright Construction Paper Smart Pack - 600 Sheets Colorations Bright Construction Paper Smart Pack – 600 Sheets
No more guessing how much of each color you need! We’ll do the work for you and give you more of the colors that you use more often. 600 9 x 12 sheets of heavyweight construction paper. Exclusively ours.


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This top-quality 76 lb. paper is made from 100% vat dyed sulfite the strongest fiber. The result is a paper tough enough to take scoring folding and curling without cracking or tearing. Rigid enough for stand up projects. Superior fade resistance keeps projects bright for years to come.


 


These pipe cleaners are dyno:

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Pipe Cleaners - 100 or 1000 Pieces Pipe Cleaners – 100 or 1000 Pieces
Make hundreds of bendable creations with these vibrant fuzzy pipe cleaners! Large sized packs are great resources for a multitude of class art projects and are easy to use. 100 piece packs come in assorted colors or individual colors. 1000-piece packs are also available in an assortment of mixed colors or with ten separate 100-packs of individual colors. Pipe cleaners measure 1/8Dia. (4mm) x 12L.


Set of all 10 Packs - Colorations Colored Pipe Cleaners Set of all 10 Packs – Colorations Colored Pipe Cleaners
Set includes 100 each of black blue brown orange pink red violet yellow white and green. A total of 1000 pipe cleaners. 1/8 (4mm) diameter 12 long. Ages 4 years and up.



Pipe Cleaner Classroom Pack - 250 Pieces

Pipe Cleaner Classroom Pack – 250 Pieces
A wide assortment of pipe cleaners – great for all your classroom crafts! Pipe cleaners measure 12L and 1/8-1/4Dia.(4-6mm). Ages 4 years and up.


Have your babe choose any Colored Glitter like these in the one pound jars. I have had the same one pound jars for over 30 years now and have added more colors throughout the years:

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Set of all 12 Colorations Extra-Safe Plastic Glitter - 1 lb. Each Set of all 12 Colorations Extra-Safe Plastic Glitter – 1 lb. Each
Add some glitz to your designs with our extra-safe plastic glitter. Plastic glitter doesn’t fade or tarnish and is glass and metal free. Has greater volume than metal glitter. More for your money! Colors include: black blue gold green multi orange pink red silver turquoise violet and white. 1 lb. each. Latex free.


 

 

Get your glue bottle, if you need one:

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Colorations Washable School Glue - 4 oz Colorations Washable School Glue – 4 oz
Our special brand of white school glue adheres to paper wood fabric and other porous and semi-porous surfaces. It is completely non-toxic and easily washes off skin most clothing and other surfaces with soap and water.


Elmer's Washable School Glue - 4 oz. Elmer’s Washable School Glue – 4 oz.
Elmer’s glue dries clear and easily washes out with water. Non-toxic. Available in single bottles or a set of 12.


and write the year on the tube as pictured above. Get a piece of your half page sales flyer and lay it out. Open the pour spout of the glitter. Have your babe hold the glitter jar and together, pour the glitter over the glue on the pipe cleaner over the laid out flyer. Your babe may want to shake, but do NOT let them or glitter will fly!!! Instruct them, “Pour, not shake.” Set the glitter down, gather up the ends of the flyer, have your babe hold the glitter bottle while you pour the glitter back into the jar. Last, dab a bit of glue onto the top of the pipe cleaner, pour the glitter repeating the aforementioned process. Let dry.



New Year Poster

Supplies:
Tagboard
Construction Paper
Large Number Patterns

Stapler or Paper Clips

Glue
Glitter
Old Newspapers

Sales Flyer From Newspaper Half Page Size

Directions:

Print out your large numbers template.

You can get our 2013 Number Patterns FREE number patterns from our Teacher’s Notebook Store:

 

Making a Master Pattern

Make a “Master Pattern” by stapling the printed template onto a piece of tagboard then cut out using my paper cutting conservation tips (scroll down on page):

 Paper Cutting Conservation Tips

Need some tagboard:

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Extra Sturdy Tagboard - 100 Sheets Extra Sturdy Tagboard – 100 Sheets
Heavy yet inexpensive 125 lb. weight tagboard paper is perfect for painting construction charts and craft projects. Matte finishing on front and back.


How about a stapler:

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Full Strip Stapler Full Strip Stapler
Our best value full-strip stapler has an open channel for easy-loading and prevents jamming. Automatic back locking to secure the top. Sturdy metal mechanisms. Uses No. 24/6 and 26/6 size staples. Measures 6L x 3/16W x 2-1/8H. Colors may vary.



or some paper clips:
 

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Using Your Master Pattern

Trace your “Master Pattern” onto your chosen color of construction paper, then cut out using my paper cutting conservation tips (scroll down on page):

 Paper Cutting Conservation Tips –

 

Next cut the poster backing for your 2013 using your paper cutter. We cut ours 17 1/4″ X 9″. Then lay your old newspaper over your work area get your glue bucket and @ 2″ brush. Set your poster backing on another flat surface and lay the 2013 leaving margins on both sides keeping the numbers @ 1/2″ apart. Take the number 2 and turn it over, then lay it on top of your newspaper. Have your babe dip the brush into the glue and paint the glue onto the back of the number 2, turn it over  and place it in its space on the poster backing. Repeat for the 0, 1 & 3.  Let dry.

Using your glue bottle, trace one of the numbers on your poster, then get a piece of your half page sales flyer and lay it out. Put your poster on top of the flyer. Open the pour spout of the glitter. Have your babe hold the glitter jar and together, pour the glitter over the glue. Your babe may want to shake, but do NOT let them or glitter will fly!!! Instruct them, “Pour, not shake.” Set the glitter down, pick up the poster and pour the excess glitter on top of the flyer. Next have your babe hold the glitter bottle while you pour the glitter on the flyer back into the jar. Repeat the process. Let dry. Now hang your poster either as a calendar topper:

 

 

or as a deco:


New Years Interactive Countdown

Supplies:

Tagboard

Construction Paper

Elastic

New Years Eve Printable 

Copy Machine 

Stapler or Paper Clips

Tempera Paints

OId T Shirt or Smock

Paint Brushes 

Glue Bucket

@ 2″ Paintbrush 

Glue Bottle

Glitter

Confetti Glitter

Razor Blade

Elastic

Glue Gun

Glue Sticks

Directions:

Print out the New Years Eve Countdown. You can get it here:

Happy Home Fairy New Years Eve Countdown FREE Printable 

Enlarge the printable to 150%. Separate the ball from the Happy New Year sign. Enlarge the Happy New Year sign another 50%. 

Using your enlarged printables, staple or clip the printed template onto up to 3 pieces of tagboard, then cut out the numbers, letters, the Times Square New Years Ball and the Happy New Years sign using my paper cutting guide here: (scroll down on page)

 Paper Cutting Conservation Tips

Lay out your old newspaper to cover your work space. Put the old t shirt smock on your babe and fasten it at the back of the neck using the clothes pin. If you want, here are some nice smocks you can buy: 

Preschool Smock Preschool Smock
Manufactured by Children’s Factory. Choose Toddler (18 mos. to 3 yrs.) or Preschool (3 to 6 yrs.). Our easy clean soft 6 mil non-toxic fire-retardant vinyl smocks have hook-and-loop closures. Long sleeves provide extra cover up during messy play. Wide deep pocket for easy storage of essentials.


Nylon Washable Smock Nylon Washable Smock
Cover up in comfort! This full coverage nylon fabric smock is more durable for long term wear than the average vinyl smock. The smooth nylon is softer than vinyl and more comfortable to wear.


Colorations Washable Cloth Art Smock Colorations Washable Cloth Art Smock
Natural breathable 100% cotton apron.


Economy Paint Smock Without Sleeves Economy Paint Smock Without Sleeves
Great value at a low price! This easy to use lightweight smock is a great money-saving alternative. Easy hook and loop back closure. 20L x 15 1/2W. Washable just wipe clean with a damp cloth. Latex-Free.


Brawny Tough Machine Washable Sleeveless Child's Smock Brawny Tough Machine Washable Sleeveless Child’s Smock
This durable paint smock easily wipes clean to use again and again! Super-grip closure in back. It can even fit toddlers! Measures 16 1/2 W x 24 1/2L. Machine washable. Does not contain latex.


Best Value Paint Smock With Sleeves Best Value Paint Smock With Sleeves
Great value at a low price! Get creative and stay neat with this easy-to-use lightweight vinyl smock! Sleeves measure 16L with elastic at wrists making sleeves adjustable for multiple size arms. Smock is 20L x 15 1/2W.


Easy-On Art Smock Easy-On Art Smock
Our Easy-On Art Smock eliminates struggling with straps ties or belts! Kids just slip it over their heads and they are ready to go! And cleaning is a breeze. Simply wipe with a damp sponge. 19L x 16W. Latex-Free.


Colorations Machine Washable Toddler Smock Colorations Machine Washable Toddler Smock
Our exclusive red toddler smock is super durable and saves messy clean up. Perfectly sized to fit toddlers (ages 1-3 years old) the smock slips easily over child’s head because of its keyhole shape. The hook and loop closures on each side are easy to fasten and unfasten on toddler bodies. Machine washable; measures 16 W and 19L. Latex-Free.


If you would rather use disposable smocks, here is a box of 100 count:

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Let your babe choose a paint color along with the corresponding colored brush. Instruct them to dip the brush into the paint first, then paint the number and letter cut outs. Lay each painted item on an old cookie sheet to dry. Check them every 5 – 7 minutes and lift each item from the sheet to prevent sticking for @ the first 1/2 hr. 

Need some corresponding paints, paint cups and brushes? We dig ours and have several sets:

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Colorations Plastic Handle Jumbo Chubby Paint Brushes - Set of 12 Colorations Plastic Handle Jumbo Chubby Paint Brushes – Set of 12
12 Plastic Paint Brushes slightly bigger than normal Chubby Brushes 7 1/4 x 5/8.



Need some tempera paints? Check out these:

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Colorations Simply Washable Tempera offers the lowest price and best quality on tempera paint – guaranteed! Its smooth rich consistency matte finish and opaque coverage make this ultra-washable paint the smart choice for classroom projects.





Next get your glue bucket, your 2″ brush and the Times Square New Years Eve Countdown Ball. Get some clean newspaper and lay it out but keep it folded. Lay the ball right side up on the newspaper and have your babe put glue on it using the 2” brush and glue bucket.

Move the ball to a piece of your half page sales flyer that has been laid out. Have your babe open the pour spout of the confetti glitter. Confetti glitter is an important media for this craft as it will make your ball look more like the Times Square ball.

Need some:

 

Glitter Confetti - 8 oz. Glitter Confetti – 8 oz.
Includes shining diamonds dots hexagons red hearts sequins and stars in a resealable bag. 8 ounces. Does not contain latex.




Have your babe hold the glitter jar and together, pour the glitter over the glue. Remember, your babe may want to shake, but do NOT let them or glitter will fly!!! Remind them, “Pour, not shake.” Set the glitter down, pick up the ball and pour the excess glitter on top of the flyer. Next have your babe hold the glitter bottle while you pour the glitter on the flyer back into the jar. Let dry.

Move the sign to a piece of your half page sales flyer that has been laid out. Using your glue bottle, outline the sign. Then have your babe open the pour spout of the glitter. Have your babe hold the glitter jar and together, pour the glitter over the glue. Remember, your babe may want to shake, but do NOT let them or glitter will fly!!! Remind them, “Pour, not shake.” Set the glitter down, pick up the sign and pour the excess glitter on top of the flyer. Next have your babe hold the glitter bottle while you pour the glitter on the flyer back into the jar. Let dry.

 

Go back to your newspaper and lay out the letters backwards, With your glue bucket and 2” brush, have your babe glue letters then place them onto the sign spelling out “Happy New Year!” and let dry. When placing more letters on the newspaper, be sure to place them on a dry area. If there is no dry area, fold the wet page in half, then move the fold to the top of the newspaper. Let dry. 

 

Now you need to cut your tagboard and your construction paper backing at least 9” X 34” using your paper cutter. If you need to overlap to achieve the measurements, add ½” each time you need an addition until the measurements are correct. This will be much more difficult to cut by hand as you will need a ruler or yardstick and a pencil, then measure and draw lines, then cut. Make no mistake about it, a paper cutter is the BOMB as it saves MEGA time and frustration. Keep in mind if you have to overlap, you must assemble the each backing first by gluing the overlapped pieces using your glue bottle, then let them dry. 
After your backing has dried, layout some old newspaper spreading it to be longer than 34”. Get your glue bucket and your 2” brush. Lay the tagboard backing on the newspaper. Have your babe dip the brush into the glue, then apply it to the entirety of the tagboard. Now place the construction paper backing onto the tagboard and let dry. This step will reinforce your backing to make it stronger.

 

Get some clean newspaper and lay it out but keep it folded. Lay the sign on top of the newspaper, have your babe glue it, then place it near the bottom of the backing on the construction paper side. Next lay out the numbers back side up in rote on the newspaper and have your babe glue these using the 2” brush and glue bucket. Place the number 1 (one) near the top of the sign on the left hand side of the backing. Glue each number in rote on top of the last using the ball as a guide for spacing. The ball when sliding should be able to center beside each number clearing the other numbers. Remember when placing more numbers on the newspaper be sure to place them on a dry area. If there is no dry area, fold the wet page in half, then move the fold to the top of the newspaper. Let dry. 

Using the razor blade, make an @ 1” slit on the right side of the numbers beside the 10 and another slit beside the one. Again, use your ball as a guide for spacing. The ball when sliding should be able to center beside each number clearing the other numbers.

Using your glue bottle, reinforce the slits by gluing around them, and let dry.

Whew!!! We are just about finished. Take your ½” elastic and thread it through the slits measuring it to fit with an overlap of @ 2”. Get your glue gun and glue sticks. If you need one, here is a good selection: 

Low-Temp Glue Gun Low-Temp Glue Gun
Safe and easy to use; the low temperature feature prevents burning from hot glue. Comes with 3 glue sticks. Not recommended for use by children. Clear Refill Sticks come in a set of 12 measuring 5/16D x 4L.


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Keeping your elastic threaded through the slits, glue the ends together on the tagboard side of the backing with the glue gun. Slide the glued ends to the top of the slit. Next turn the backing over and using the gun again, glue the ball onto the elastic at the top making sure you lift the elastic when adhering and let it cool before releasing it to prevent it from sticking on the construction paper.


NOW DIG IT!!! Countdown to the New Year by sliding the ball down beside the correct number during the last 10 seconds of the old year.


Missed part one of this blog? Well, that is a BUMMER!!! But you can trip the scene by clicking here:

 In 2013 Vintage We Bring! 1

 

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Join us this year as A Kinders Garten Vintage Homeschool takes a trip back in time to the New Year’s Eves of yesteryear…

                                   1950 – 1960

                                          1960
 

Andy Williams – What Are You Doing New Years Eve?     

              Crash this vintage party with Jack Benny


    

New Year’s Eve 1957 New York Times Square with Guy Lombardo in the Grill Room at the Roosevelt Hotel




     Let’s Start the New Years Right with Bing – Holiday Inn

         
              Dean and Frank Swing on New Year’s Eve

                                      
                    Dragnet – The Big New Years
               

    

      Start The New Year Right with The Beverly Hillbillies

                   

           Natalie’s New Years Resolution Upgrade


                       New Years is All in the Family
            Everybody Hates Chris’ New Years Eve

Then close out your year with Johnny Carson New Year’s Eve N.Y. Times Square 1964
                                            

                                           

                               And Again in 1966

Let us NOT leave out the babes, mine have watched this yearly :

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New Year History



Over the centuries civilizations have been celebrating the birth of the new year with many traditions and superstitions attached to the festivities. 

A New Calendar

Prior to 46 B.C. Rome had instituted a calendar that was 10 months (304 days). This posed a problem when the calendar began to rapidly become inconsistent with the patterns of the sun causing major inaccuracies. Julius Caesar began to consult astronomers during that time to find a more consistent way to measure the days of the year.  These talks instituted the Julian calendar.  You can find out more about the Julian Calendar here:

Julian Calendar History 

The Gregorian calendar which we use today, was developed as a way to correct the Julian calendar. You can find out how here:

Gregorian Calendar Beginnings



New Year’s Around The World

Australia:  

Australians have parties and make a loud entrance on New Year’s eve with fireworks, bells, and even loud car horns. On New Year’s Day many go to the beach or to public events.

Brazil

In Brazil some people wear white clothes that represent a desire for peace in the new year. 

England:  

Parties commence on New Year’s Eve waiting for the bells of Big Ben ring at the stroke of midnight.

Holland:  

Time is spent with family rather than at parties exchanging best luck wishes while enjoying Dutch comedies and games.

Italy:  

Italians make lentils for good fortune while spending time with their families. Pork is a traditional gift symbolizing the richness of life in the coming New Year. Fireworks are heard all over the country, in Naples they have a huge fireworks display. Sparkling wine is served at parties along with dancing and games. They also have an unusual tradition throwing old items out of their windows to get ready for the New Year.

Japan:  

“Bonekai” parties are held to forget the previous year and all the troubles that occurred. New Year’s day is a day of joy, the Japanese celebrate with rice wine and ozoni soup. Shrines are also visited on the New Year. 

Mexico:  

A display glass with a candle is used for people to put change into, then filled with water for good luck. Mexicans like Spaniards, eat 12 grapes for good luck during the year. They also walk around the outside of their houses with a suitcase while hoping for travels during the year. A day of cleaning begins on New Year’s day to signify renewal. Fireworks displays are thought to scare away spirits allowing for safe passage into the New Year.

Russia:  

Ushers in the New Year with fireworks, Russian vodka, and champagne. People may be singing carols or telling fortunes. A zakuska table is laid out for parties that feature appetizers rather than a huge meal.

Southern U.S.

In the South some people eat black eyed peas and turnip greens. The peas signify coins and the turnip greens signify money. Eating them is said to bring you prosperity.

 

Spain:  

Just after midnight the Spaniards eat twelve grapes believing it will bring 12 good months in the new year.


Venezuela

Venezuela and in several other countries they wear red or yellow underwear for good luck.

Dig these dyno songs to sing with your babes while bringing in the New Year:

A Brand New Year
Sing to: The Muffin Man

Oh, now we have a brand new year,
A brand new year, a brand new year.
Now we have a brand new year,
It’s (name of year).

A New Year on Our Calendar
Sing to: She’ll be coming round the mountain

There’s a new year on our calendar today,
(name of year)
There’s a new years on our calendar today.
(name of year)
There’s a new year on our calendar,
A year to grow and learn much more.
There’s a new year on our calendar today.

Auld Lang Syne



This song was published in 1796 by Robert Burns and was created in Scotland. The tradition of singing this song on New Year’s Eve began when Guy Lombardo sang it at The Roosevelt Hotel in Canada. It continued to build popularity, so now it is commonplace to hear it sung when ushering in the New Year.
 

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We’ll tak’ a cup of kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.


Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and the days of auld lang syne?
And here’s a hand, my trusty friend,
And gie’s a hand o’thine.
We’ll tak’ a cup of kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

Celebrate
 
Sing to:  Three Blind Mice

Celebrate! Celebrate!
A Brand new year, a Brand new year.
Already it’s time for another year,
We hope it’s filled with lots of good cheer,
We’ll grow bigger and better this tear.
Celebrate! Celebrate!

Cheer the New Year

Sing To: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Cheer, cheer, cheer the year,
A new one’s just begun.
Celebrate with all your friends,
Let’s go have some fun!
Clap, clap, clap your hands,
A brand new year is here.
Learning, laughing, singing, clapping,
Through another year.

Happy New Year

Sing To: Are You Sleeping?

Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
Rah! Rah! Rah!
Rah! Rah! Rah!
Good-bye to the old year!
Hello to the new year!
Rah! Rah! Rah!
Rah! Rah! Rah!


Have a Happy New Year

Sing to: The Farmer in the Dell
It’s 2013,
It’s 2013!
Have a Happy New Year,
It’s 2013!
It’s a New Year 
Sing to: Frere Jacques

It’s a new year, it’s a new year,
January first, January first.
Out with the old,
In with the new.
Happy New Year! Happy New Year!
Horns are tooting, horns are tooting,
January first, January first.
Throw some confetti,
Throw some confetti.
Happy New Year! Happy New Year!
 

Let’s Celebrate  
Sing to: Frere Jacques

Happy New Year, Happy New Year,
Let’s celebrate, let’s celebrate.
Good-bye to the old year,
Hello to the new year.
Hurray, hurray! Hurray, hurray!

 
New Year’s Day 
Sing to: “Mary had a little lamb”

The old year’s coming to an end,
To an end, to an end.
Now a new year will begin.
Happy New Year’s Day!

 
New Year’s Day Comes But Once a Year
Sing to: Jingle Bells

New Year’s Day, New Year’s Day,
Comes but once a year.
On New Year’s
Eve we celebrate,
And ring it in with cheer!
New Year’s Day, New Year’s Day,
Comes but once a year.
On New Year’s Eve we celebrate,
And ring it in with cheer!

New Year’s Here 
Sing to: Frere Jacques

Crash your cymbals, toot your horns,
New Year’s here! New Year’s here!
A time for happy drumming,
New
birthdays are coming.
New Year’s Day! New Year’s Day!

This Year’s Drawing to an End
 
Sing to: Mary Had A Little Lamb

This year’s drawing to an end,
To an end, to an end.
This year’s drawing to an end,
Soon we’ll start a new one.

Out with the old, in with the new,
In with the new, in with the new.
Out with the old and in with the new,
On January 1st.

Trip with through the New Year with these Games and Activities:
For wee ones, start your New Year countdown at 10:30 a.m. and countdown to noon instead of midnight. 

Balloon Drop
Place blue, silver and white balloons inside a sheet hanging from the ceiling. When the clock strikes 12, drop the balloons over the children shouting, “Happy New Year!”
Cup Game
This game is for older children. They will need at least 6 – 8 plastic cups to play this game on the following link:

Don’t Eat Pete
To play this game you will need  some small candy such as M & M’s, Kisses, Skittles or the like. You will also need to click on the following link for directions to play Don’t Eat Pete featuring a FREE gameboard printable: 




Explorer Island Obstacle Course

In a very large room or hall, clear the space as much as possible. Then place some ‘islands’ such as large flat square pillows, paper cut into the shape of islands, circle or small square rugs and the like on the floor. Have your babes jump from island to island without touching the floor so as not to fall into into the sea. Whoever falls into the river the least number of times is the winner.

Forbidden Word Clothespin Game
To play this game you will need 5 clothespins for each child. Click on the following link for directions:


Four on the Couch

Teens DIG this game. Click on the following link for directions: 

Four on the Couch 

 

Hide the Clock

Conceal a ticking clock somewhere in the room then call your babes in to find it. Give points to the child that locates the clock before the alarm goes off.

Marshmallow Toss

Supplies:

Muffin Pans 

Bag of Marshmallows 

Circle Stickers

Marking Pen

Point Tally Sheet

Link:

Marshmallow Toss

 

New Year’s Kiss

Play this game using silver wrapped Hershey Kisses and the letters that spell out “Happy New Year”.  Write on the bottom of each Hershey Kiss one letter from the words “Happy New Year”. Place the Hershey Kisses in a large sized bowl and have your babes pull out 12 Hershey Kisses each. Instruct them to put their letters together to see who can spell the words “Happy New Year”. If no one can immediately spell out the words, the first player retrieves a Kiss from the bowl then returns an unneeded one, and so on. After someone spells out the phrase, they may keep their candies. You may also play this game using small pre-cut red lips. 

One Hundred

Supplies:

Writing Paper  for Each Player

One Pen

One Dice

Link:

One Hundred

New Year’s Eve Parade

Bring back the New Year’s of yesteryear banging noisemakers, pots and pans with wooden spoons, musical instruments, and the like around your yard or neighborhood when the clock strikes 12.

New Years Tree

Remove your ornaments from your Christmas tree but leave on the lights, we also left on our candy garland. Place money, candy, or small toys inside blue, silver or white balloons, then place them in the tree. 

For younger babes beginning at 12 NOON each babe chose a balloon, 

pop it, 

then retrieved his prize which was a small army guy. 

They counted down each hour in like manner until 9 P.M. as babes they are. For older babes at  midnight have them pop the balloons and keep what is inside.

Piñata New Year

Lower a ball shaped piñata painted silver to resemble the ball in New York City. When the clock strikes 12, break open the piñata.

Set Your Clocks

Set all your clocks, alarms, and cell phones in your home to go off at midnight or for younger babes, set them to go off at 8 PM or 9 PM.  

 


Wacky Sack
To play this game you will need a Hacky Sack or a small ball and the following link:

Print out these FREE vintage New Year’s Coloring Pages from our Teacher’s Notebook Store:  

 A Kinders Garten Vintage Homeschool Teacher’s Notebook Store

Trip on these vintage Old Father Time cards:

Do NOT miss out!!! Click on the link below to continue this here New Years Eve blog to make our most psychedeilc New Year’s Crafts with YOUR Babes: