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20 Fun New Year’s Activities for Preschoolers

Here are 20 Fun New Year’s Activities for Preschoolers to enjoy the celebration without staying up till midnight.

This list includes New Year’s arts and crafts for kids, printables, STEM experiments, and New Year’s Eve activities.

Let’s have a look.

New years activities for preschoolers

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New Year Jokes for Kids

Before we get started with our New Year’s activities for preschoolers, let’s have a look at these funny New Year jokes:

  • What do snowmen do on New Year’s Eve? Chill out.
  • What’s a cow’s favorite night of the year? Moo Year’s Eve.
  • What should people never eat on New Year’s Eve? Fire crackers.
  • What did the farmer give his wife on New Year’s Eve? Hogs and kisses.
  • Why should you put your calendar in the freezer? To start off the new year in a cool way.
  • Why is the person who plans the Time’s Square celebration on New Year’s a failure? They always drop the ball.
  • What do you say when you see someone after midnight on New Year’s Day? I haven’t seen you since last year!

Best New Year Books for Kids

After some funny jokes, you might like to read a matching book while crafting.

Here are some great New Year’s book recommendations for kids:

It’s the night before New Year’s, and the whole family is determined to stay up until midnight! Discover if they can make it till the clock strikes twelve.

January is a lovable character who is trying to get out of bed on the first day back to school after winter break. Let’s go with her on an adventure.


Spot isn’t old enough to stay up until midnight, but he finds a way to celebrate the New Year early with his family. Let’s join Spot in celebrating the new year!

History, Traditions, and Activities – A Holiday Book for Kids (Holiday Books for Kids)

New Year’s Activities for Preschoolers

Staying up all night can be challenging for toddlers. Nevertheless, they do not have to miss out on all the fun.

Here are over 11 fun preschooler New Year’s Eve activities.

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11+ Fun Preschool Activities for New Year’s Eve:

  1. New Year Resolution Game
  2. New Year’s Eve Bingo
  3. Firework Art Project
  4. New Year’s Popsicle Craft
  5. Fireworks in a Glass
  6. New Year’s Eve Party Hats
  7. DIY Party Poppers
  8. Firecracker Craft
  9. Paper Fortune Cookies
  10. Fruit Sparkler Recipe
  11. New Year’s Eve Toddler Bubble Wands
  12. Glitter Slime
  13. Countdown Clock Printable for New Year’s Eve
  14. How to Make a Sparkling Pipe Cleaner Fireworks Ring
  15. Handprint Keepsake Idea New Year’s Eve Preschool Activity
  16. Paper Plate Party Animal
  17. Confetti Popper Rockets!
  18. New Years’ Eve Noise Makers
  19. New Years’ Eve Printable Tic Tac Gift (For 2023)
  20. Cupcake Liner Disco Ball

You might also enjoy these adorable 50+ New Year Wishes for Kids, New Beginning Quotes, Hello January Sayings, Mitten Templates, or Snowflake Printables.

Preschool New Year's Activities

These easy pre-K New Year's crafts and activities are perfect for classroom settings and simple enough to do at home by yourself.

Either way, your kids will enjoy these activities to do on New Year's eve.

Let's get inspired!

If these weren’t enough fun New Year’s crafts for you, go check out this easy New Year kid’s craft tutorial:

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