ClockAs we welcome in the New Year, we want to remember all the wonderful things that happened in 2017. The good and the bad. We can learn so much from looking to the past. This is a great time to share your wisdom with your child.


Whether you are having a large New Year's celebration or enjoying a warm night in, make sure to spend some time reading with your child. The Night Before New Year's written by Natasha Wing and Illustrated by by Amy Wummer is a bestselling book to ring in the New Year.  One thing is for sure, The Night Before New Year's will motivate your child to stay up to watch the clock strike 12.

As part of your New Year's celebration your child can make this fun and easy New Year's clock.


  • paper plate
  • one brad
  • construction paper (color of choice)
  • markers/crayons
  • scissors


  1. Color the paper plate any color you choose
  2. Poke a small hole in the center of the paper plate
  3. Cut two small arrows (see picture) to use as hands on the clock
  4. Poke one hole in the arm of each arrow opposite the pointed end
  5. Write numbers around the edge of the plate 
  6. Affix the arrows to the clock, by poking the brad through the two holes in the arrows and the plate.
  7. The hands should move around the clock and your child can use this clock as his count down to the New Year.

Happy New Year!

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