With Christmas behind us, it’s now less than a week until New Year’s Day. This year we’ve decided to try the inclusion of New Year’s sacks with our oldest daughter. Although we will be concluding our festivities by 9:30 p.m. (instead of midnight) by beginning at 7 p.m. and opening our sacks every half hour instead of every hour, we will still give Peanut a feel for the celebration of the New Year.
For the event, I’ve created some festive clocks to go on the outside of some paper sacks, with the time beginning at 7 p.m.
You can download them for free by clicking the download button below if you’d like to use them to make your own sacks too.
Anyway, here’s what’s going to be in our countdown sacks this year:
7 p.m.–A New Year’s picture book. We’re going to read about New Year’s celebrations around the world. If you would like to consider doing the same, check your local library displays or visit this website for some recommendations.
8 p.m.–A 24-piece puzzle. How fast can we put it together? We’ll just have to wait and see….
9 p.m.–A time capsule questionnaire. This will hopefully be the beginning of a new tradition. I will try my best to save them from year to year with our Christmas decorations so we can include both past questionnaires as well as a new blank questionnaire each year in our countdown sacks. It will be fun to go back and see how the girls responded in the past, year after year.
11 p.m.–Glow Sticks. Peanut is going to get to take a bath in the dark with a tub full of glow sticks! Talk about fun! Almost makes me want to join her.
12 a.m.–Noise makers and our devotion book for the New Year. Once we have celebrated we are going to begin the New Year on the right track, by doing our Bible devotion first!
So what are you going to do to bring in the New Year with your family?