For me, the New Year is a piece of childhood with the smell of tangerines and needles, gifts under the Christmas tree, fun and wonders. My parents tried to make this time magical, and now it’s my turn to present a fairy tale to my kids. That is why a few years ago I ceased planing salads and endlessly watching endless television with bowls. Instead, we and our neighbors organize small gatherings with games and competitions for children.
Every year more and more neighbors with children of different ages join our New Year holiday. Therefore, we decided that it would be fair to make at the festival several universal games that both the older and the younger will like. The second prerequisite is small souvenirs and gifts, it can be booklets, hairpins, stickers, pencils, etc.
Most often we start the celebration at 20-21 o’clock so that the younger children also have time to participate in the fun before they are put to bed.
Every year the number of competitions varies, and we try not to repeat, but to come up with something new. As practice shows, the most beloved ones are creative and mobile contests.
Games, contests, fun
The essence of the game: From cotton wool we make a big lump. All children sit in a circle, on command they must pass a snowball to each other, while saying: “We roll a snowball in our hands, up to five we all believe. One-two-three-four-five, start reading verses! Who has these words in the hands of a snowball, he reads poetry.
Competition for older children, those who already know how to read and write. But so that no one was hurt, we connect adults.
Materials: paper and two pens
The essence of the game: Players need to be divided into two teams, after which they are given the task: in a minute to come up with as many words as possible with the syllable FIR (drill, April, drops, reed, etc.). In turn, each team read the words. They should not be repeated, therefore, if the second team had the same word, it should be deleted. The winner is the team that calls the last word.
Christmas trees are different
For some reason, this game is most loved by kids, although with adults it is much funnier.
The essence of the game: The leader says that different trees grow in the forest: high (pulling his arms up), low (crouching), wide (spreading his arms to the sides), narrow (arms at the seams). Children should repeat the lead movements, and he tries to confuse them, that is, he says high, and he crouches. The one who makes a mistake is eliminated. At the end there should be only one player.
Telegram to Santa Claus
This game was originally designed for older kids, but we adapted it for kids.
Materials: printed on paper and cut out words for older children, pictures for toddlers.
The essence of the game: Older children should collect a telegram from these words in a minute (Santa Claus come to us as soon as possible), for the same time younger children pick up winter illustrations for her (we had 8 pictures: a snowflake, a snowman, a sleigh, a Christmas tree, gifts, a butterfly, a sun , flower).
After that, the telegram is glued to the sheet, supplied with pictures, read out and placed in the freezer! Children go to drink tea, and when they return … oh, a miracle. the freezer is empty! That means Santa Claus is on the way!
Usually, after receiving the telegram, Santa Claus knocks on the door. And then traditional round dances, poems and songs begin. Satisfied and rather tired children after fun are removed to sleep, and for adults there comes a time of blue lights and Olivier. And what kind of holiday do you have for children?