Celebrating New Year’s Eve with children: Pouring dough
Are you looking for a simple activity that is also delicious? Then try pouring dough on New Year’s Eve! You only need a few utensils for this edible game-in-a-pan:
- Cooker top/hotplate
- A pan
- Small ladle/pastry syringe
- A spatula
- Some oil
- Pancake batter (basic recipe: 2 eggs, 200 ml milk, 200 g flour, 60 ml mineral water, 1 pinch of salt)
Everyone is given a small portion of dough, which they then carefully pour into the pan. The idea is that they try to draw a fun shape (e.g. star, cloverleaf, half-moon, heart, etc.). Then, the other players have to guess what the shape is. The shape drawing is made much easier with a pastry syringe. Whoever manages to guess the shape correctly gets to eat the mini pancake!
Important: Always make sure that the children do not get too close to the hot pan.
Celebrating New Year’s Eve with children: Wish plant
What could be better than starting the New Year full of hope and wishes? With this little activity, the children can record their wishes for next year. For this you will need:
- Small flowerpots (preferably in different colours)
- Some potting soil
- Four-leaf clover seeds
- Craft supplies (coloured paper, pens, scissors, glue)
First, everyone writes their wishes on a small piece of paper. Then, the notes are folded placed at the bottom of the flowerpot. Next, fill the flowerpots with soil and plant the lucky clover seeds as per the instructions; you may have to help your child with this step.
Place the pots on a shelve with sunlight and leave them to sprout into lucky clovers. Your child can watch their ‘grow’ as the clover grows. Once the plant is fully grown, it can be pressed and kept as a lucky charm.