8 Frugal New Year’s Activities for Kids

Waiting for the ball to drop?  Don’t know how to keep the kids occupied?  Try some of these ideas:
  1. Video Game Tournament — For more information on this, be sure to check out my post on 5 Ways to Save Money on Video Games.
  2. Coloring Pages — Click here to print out New Year’s Eve coloring pages.
  3. Snow Globe Snowman — No Time for Flashcards features this adorable craft for the kids to enjoy.
  4. Tambourines — Click here for instructions to make a fun tambourine craft (made with paper plates, ribbon, and jingle bells) to shake after midnight!
  5. Sparkly 2009 Banner — Yesterday’s post with directions for how to make a sparkly 2009 banner using empty cereal boxes and aluminum foil can be found here.
  6. Time Capsule — Make a time capsule using a decorated empty coffee can.  Fill with photographs, recipes, old recordings, trading cards, etc.
  7. Start a Journal — What better time to start a journal with a clean slate?  Click here for instructions to make a fabulous winter journal from a plain composition notebook.
  8. Make Your Own Peppermint Hot Chocolate —  This is so easy, and so frugal!  For the recipe, click here.


  1. Thecolor.com has great coloring pages and New year coloring pages can be found here: http://thecolor.com/Category/Coloring/New%20Year%20Eve.aspx