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Today’s Activities

You can do any of these tasks, in any order (but we've suggested a timetable).
Take as long as your little ones want for each task, let them use their imaginations! 

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New Years Eve Day

My name is Sarah and I am a children’s author. Today we are going to be celebrating New Year’s Eve.

First we are going to make some New Year’s Eve props to take some fun family photos to remember the last day of 2020. Next we will be making a firework picture and thinking about the noises and colours we will see in the sky tonight when the clock strikes twelve. Then we will be playing a fun family game called ‘Best Bits of 2020.’ Next, we will be making our wishes for the New Year! Finally snuggle down for my bedtime story called, ‘Isacc’s Gift.’

9.30am Activity:
New Year's Eve Props

Join Sarah to make some fun props to remember the last day of 2020.

Grown Ups:
Make your own photo booth at home with these fun and easy props. This is so much fun and you and your child can make different props to hold in front of the camera. Give yourself some colourful glasses, a party hat, or a moustache. This is a lovely activity that promotes creativity whilst having lots of fun. It develops children’s understanding of customs and traditions related to the new year.

10.30am Activity:
Firework Picture

Join Sarah to make a colourful firework picture.

Grown Ups:
This is a fun and creative activity to share the excitement of New Year’s Eve. You will need some paints, pens and glitter or sparkly materials. This develops children’s language and communication about celebrations and expressive art and design.

1:30pm Activity:
The Best Bits of 2020

Join Sarah to play a short game, finding out about the highlights of this year.

Grown Ups:
This is a lovely game to play as a family. Ask your child to choose a question and read it out to them. Take it in turns to pick a question. This is a fun way of finding out about children’s favourite parts of the year. It supports their language and communication. It develops children’s confidence to talk about themselves in a positive way and sharing what they like with others.

2:30pm Activity:
Make a Wish for 2021

Join Sarah as she makes a New Year’s wish.

Grown Ups:

This activity supports children to think about the year ahead and what is important to them. Ask your child to draw a picture of their wish. They can also write it out with the letters they recognise. Decorate your star together with your child and hang it up in their bedroom or somewhere they can see regularly to remind them of their wish. This develops children’s language and communication as they discuss what their aspirations are for the year ahead. It also supports children’s early mark making and letter recognition.

If you've finished these and still have time for fun...

Here are some lovely New Year’s Eve craft activities to do together with your child:

Story time:
Isaac’s Gift by Sarah Griffiths

Join Sarah to share this special story to bring everyone together for the New Year.

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