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Family-Friendly Games To Play At Home This New Year’s Eve

By Catalogs Editorial Staff

New Year’s Eve may look a little different. With no big social gatherings shortly, you’re likely hunkering down and ringing in the New Year at home with family. Make the night fun with some New Year’s games and activities. Whether you want to elevate your social distance hang with some friends, or you’re looking for ways to keep the kids entertained, we found the best New Year’s Eve games and activities to try this year.

Most of these require little or no prep work and most cost very little to put together — fun for people of all ages

1 Family-friendly games to play at home this New Years Eve

NYE Dice Game

All you need to play this game is a single die, a bag of candy, and this free printable. Roll the die and grab or give up candies based on what number you land on — plus, follow the prompt to reflect on the past year. It’s a friendly competition as well as an exercise in gratitude.

NYE Fortune Teller Game

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What will happen to you in the new year? Find out with this fun and nostalgic fortune teller craft—which doubles as a whimsical place setting too.

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New Year’s Eve Scavenger Hunt

Customizable to your home. Some ideas include: a party hat, streamers, noisemakers, a plastic champagne glass, a clock, a Happy New Year card, a Happy New Year balloon, drink stirrers, coasters, chocolate coins, a calendar, and silver bells to ring in the New Year.

NYE Memory Game

Loads of fun to create and play! Just log in to your preferred social media app or pull up 20 photos from this past year on your phone. Use Word to import and crop to 3in x 3in squares. Using your 20 photos, create 40 squares total, 2 for each photo, and your memory game is ready to play.

Mad Libs-Style Resolutions Game

Everyone remembers laughing over outrageous Mad Libs growing up. Update the idea and give it a holiday twist with these New Year’s-themed free printables

NYE Time Capsule

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Last but not least, creating a New Year’s time capsule will be especially memorable this year. A great activity for everyone and particularly fun for children. Have everyone help to decorate a shoebox with glitter, confetti, ribbons, markers, crayons, and stickers then select objects, photographs, or write down memories from the past year to include in the time capsule.

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