Happy New Year Theme and Activities

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Here are some preschool New Year theme ideas. Ring in the new year with these songs and art ideas.

Happy New Year Songs

Ring The Bells (Tune: Row Row Your Boat)
(Give each child a set of bells)
Ring ring ring the bells
Ring them loud and clear
Let's tell everyone around
That the New Year is here!!

Happy New Year! (Tune: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes)
There ’s a new year on the way,
On the way!
There ’s a new year on the way,
On the way!
Let ’s celebrate the year and
give a cheer!(Say,"Hooray!")
There ’s a new year on the way,
On the way!

Celebrate (Tune: Three Blind Mice)
Celebrate! Celebrate!
A Brand new year, a Brand new year.
Already it's time for another year,
We hope it's filled with lots of good cheer,
We'll grow bigger and better this tear.
Celebrate! Celebrate

Happy New Year Art Activities

Confetti Collage
You can use either store bought or homemade confetti. Add stickers and tinsel for extra texture and color.

Noise Maker Painting
Have the children dip noise makers into the paint then blow into them so they splat on the paper.

Paper plate noise shaker
Provide a variety of materials for children to decorate 2 paper plates. Put dry beans or unpopped popcorn inside, then staple all around the edges, closing gaps

Happy New Year Games and Movement

New Year Freeze Dancing
Give each child a noise maker. Play some upbeat music. Have the children dance and play there noise makers while the music is on. When the music stops, the children freeze and yell "Happy New Year."

Bubble Wrap Pop Countdown
Tape sheets of bubble wrap to the floor. Count down from 10, and then have the kids jump on the bubble wrap to make popping sounds.

Other Happy New Year Resources