Happy New Year! Thank you for your support in 2018 it’s been great getting to know so many people, visit new places and join in lots of fun local events with Mumbler. We are really looking forward to all we’ve got planned in 2019.
If you’re looking for ideas to keep the kids entertained before school starts again we’ve collected some of the best New Year inspired activities to keep them busy, and your sanity intact.
Make a Time Capsule
This can be a time capsule you intend to dig up yourself (in that case you can ‘bury’ it in a cupboard somewhere if you prefer), or one you want to give others the chance to find in years to come. If you are planning on burying it outside you’ll need a waterproof container to put it in. You can download our free “A Year in Review” sheet to include that the kids can fill out all about themselves and their hopes for next year by clicking here. Other things you could include: letters, photos, a book, a couple of coins…
Make a Memory Jar
This is a great way to keep a record of all that happens in 2019 to look back on at the end of the year. Find a large jar or box and add notes, photos, ticket stubs etc throughout the year from fun days out, important family events, things that make you smile, kind things people do for you… the list is endless.
Plan your year in advance! Pick a new place to visit each month for something really exciting to look forward to. Pick somewhere and add to your calendar before you get too booked up! For ideas on local places to visit and recommendations from local parents, take a look at our ‘Days Out’ page. Here are some nice ideas on how you can extend this idea, or you can simple make your plans and add them to your calendar.
Fireworks In A Jar
Don’t think you’ll get the chance to see a firework display at midnight on New Years Eve? Not to worry, just make your own! Here’s a fun and easy science idea from Science Sparks on how to do that with a few items from the kitchen.
Wax Resist Thank You Cards
I don’t know about you but I’ve only just come out of the bubble that was Christmas with family. I’ve finally found the floor under piles of new games and books and now it’s time for the kids to work on their Thank You cards. Here is a simple but beautiful design that can help make this a fun activity from Happy Hooligans.
New Years TV
And of course… if you just fancy snuggling up with the kids on the sofa to watch a family film take a look at our handy TV movies guide with a round-up of what’s on for kids over the holidays.