Most school-aged kids aren’t used to staying up until midnight, so it can be tricky to keep them occupied in the hours before the New Year begins. I love the idea of providing them with a new activity to look forward to as the clock strikes a new hour. I created these printable labels for NYE countdown bags so you can easily add this tradition to your family’s New Year’s Eve celebrations!
PRINTABLE LABELS FOR NYE COUNTDOWN BAGS
HOW TO GET THE PRINTABLE
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You will find this printable in the NEW YEAR’S section of the Freebie Gallery.
HOW TO USE THE PRINTABLE COUNTDOWN BAG LABELS
After saving the PDF to your computer, print the labels off using a color printer. You can either print them on standard printer paper or on sticker paper. After the sheets have been printed, cut them apart with scissors or a paper trimmer.
Apply one label to each of 8 paper bags. If you printed the labels on sticker paper, you can adhere them right to the bag. If you printed on standard paper, you could use washi tape or a clothespin to attach the labels to the bags.
Finally, fill each of the bags with toys, prizes, or activities that your kids will enjoy. As the clock strikes each new hour on New Year’s Eve, your kids can open the next gift bag. The labels are a fun way to reinforce your children’s ability to read analog clocks too!
NYE COUNTDOWN GOODIE BAGS
The contents of the goodie bags don’t have to be anything expensive or fancy. Here are a few ideas of fun, but cheap, surprises you can add to the countdown bags:
- NYE party hats
- glow sticks
- printable games and activities
- card games
- craft kits
FULL BUNDLE OF NEW YEAR’S GAMES FOR KIDS
Are you spending New Year’s Eve at home with friends and family? These fun printable NYE games will keep you occupied as you count down the hours until the new year. This bundle includes games suited for grade school-aged kids.
The download includes:
- NYE Scavenger Hunt
- NYE Word Scramble
- NYE Word Search
- New Year’s Reflection Prompt Cards
- NYE Countdown Bag Labels