New Years Day Ideas for the Family

posted by Karen Hood
Friday, January 1, 2010

Source: New Year

Most people think all of the New Years celebration happens on New Years Eve. If you have a family, that is not entirely true.

The kids are home from school and you likely have the day off from work. Has there ever been a better time to spend some quality time as a family?

If you find yourself not wanting to sit around the house this year, here is a few New Years day ideas for the family.

Take them to a Museum

Instead of spending the whole day sitting in front of the television, make this New Years day something the kids will remember. Get out on the road and take the kids to the nearest museum. It does not have to be an art museum, a history museum, or even anything educational. It could the weird wax museum that is down the street from house.

The point here is to get the family together and go some place memorable. You sit at home together every other day of the year, start a new tradition for your New Years day and go see something unique and exciting to start the new year.

Make a Home Movie

We do not mean set up the camcorder and video tape the family sitting in the living room. Actually make a movie. Write a short little script, assign everyone a part, and then put on the movie. Getting your children involved, and in an activity such as this can help boost their self-esteem and make them more comfortable speaking in front of other people.

On top of the actual developmental benefits the kids can gain from it, making a movie production will help you and your children grow closer as a family. Be silly, be creative, and be funny. Now you will have a real home movie that every one of you will remember forever.

Go for a Bike Ride

Actually, it does not need to be bike ride it could be anything. Just get out of the house and do something active together. Kids love to play. Everyone is home together, if you have snow get out and have a snowball fight, or go sledding. Have fun with your family.

If you are anything like the rest of us, most of your week is filled with stress. Your kids’ lives are no different. You have work, bills and dinners; they have school and homework. This is free time for all of you. Get outside and make some memories that will last you a lifetime and that your children can call on when they have kids of their own.

The holiday seasons are a time to share joy and love with your family. Instead of doing the usual, get out and try new things as a family. Create memories that you will all look back on fondly. Make this New Years day with your family different from all of the previous ones. Fill it with fun, and watch the eyes of the entire family sparkle. You will be glad that you did.

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