New Year's Celebrations

New Year's Celebrations

by Martha Scully

As the end of 2009 approaches, families are starting to organize New Year’s activities and celebrations.

Babysitters can expect to have an extra long night ahead of them, especially if caring for older children. Canadian Sitter has a few tips for babysitters for keeping the kids busy throughout the evening:

  • Watch a New Year’s television show to count down to the New Year
  • Have the kids draw their New Year’s resolutions
  • Bring out pots, pans, and wooden spoons to ring in the New Year, especially for older children that can stay up until midnight
  • Check with the community for local celebrations for families

If the parents are going to be out for the entire evening, you can consider documenting the evening through pictures and videos.  The children can then share their New Year’s activities with their parents the next day!

Do you have suggestions for New Years activities?  Post a comment and let us know!

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About the Author
Martha Scully
Martha is the founder of Martha has been featured as a Child Care Expert in hundreds of publications across Canada including The Globe and Mail, CBC, Today's Parent and The National Post, She lives in British Columbia with her husband and two daughters.