Friday, December 28, 2007

New Years Eve Bags

This is an idea I got from a homeschool message board and I have kinda tweaked it and made it my own. I thought it sounded like so much fun. I will post the pictures after the New Year.

Idea ~ Have paper bags with a clock on the outside of the bag, on each hour beginning at 5:00pm, the kids read a rhyme and open the bag. You have bags to open on the hour all the way to midnight!

Here is a list of what we are putting in our bags and the rhymes I made up to go with the bags.

5:00 ~ In the Bag : Twister game and party hats
Note: Twist and Shout and jump all about the party has just begun! So, put on a smile and your party hat and lets have some fun fun fun!!

6:00 ~ In the Bag : Makings for smores
Note: A better snack there never will be, if you are camping or down by the sea. We must wait for ‘08 a little bit more, but while you do, enjoy a SMORE!

7:00 ~ In the Bag : Face paint and bubbles
Note: I feel pretty, how bout you? Let’s paint our face like the fancy folks do. You be a joker and I’ll be a cat then we will blow with the bubbles till our bubble juice runs out!

8:00 ~In the Bag: Sparklers and noise maker craft supplies
Note: It’s time to get loud, its time to get brite, or we might not stay up for this long, happy night. With markers and beans a noisemaker we will shape, and then with the sparklers we will celebrate!

9:00 ~ In the Bag: A book, puzzle and suckers
Note: Let’s snuggle up and read…. now please stay awake, How bout some sugar for goodness sake! Let’s work on a puzzle for a minute or so, only 3 more hours to go!

10:00 ~ In the Bag : A movie and popcorn
Note: By now it’s time for pajamas and a movie. Has this been fun? Has this been groovy? Let’s all grab a spot and start the show, pop some corn and 1 2 3 …GO!

11:00 ~ In the Bag: Cookies and new cups for milk and a notebook.
Note: No bedtime is complete without a glass of milk and a treat, so lets pass out the cookies and eat eat eat! 2007 is almost gone and it has been great, write down a memory to celebrate!

Last Bag @ 11:45 ~ A piece of candy, and a scripture for each child to read.
Note: A last sweet treat to end ’07.Let’s read God’s word and talk to Him in Heaven.
On TV, the ball will drop, shiny and great. Happy New Year, kids, It’s 2008!!!!


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cute Idea! Can't wait to see pictures! I can't even fathom that much energy right now! hahaha :)

Rach

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Anonymous said...

Let me know how the New Year's Eve bags worked out -- cute idea. Any photo's?

Nana

Anonymous said...

Loved hearing about your night Jackie! Sooo fun!
Happy New year!!
~Jen Unsell