New Year’s Eve Countdown Game

Need a New Year's Eve countdown game?  Check out this dice game for your New Year's Eve celebration with the children.  It is just like Shut the Box.  You can play with one player or four players.  Download your free New Year's Eve Countdown Game at the bottom of the post.

Need a New Year’s Eve countdown game?  Check out this dice game for your New Year’s Eve celebration with the children.  It is just like Shut the Box.  You can play with one player or four players.  Download your free New Year’s Eve Countdown Game at the bottom of the post.

Directions on How to Play the New Year’s Eve Countdown Game

If you know how to play Shut the Box, you will quickly understand this game.  You will need two dice and crayons to play this game. The object of the game is to cross out all the numbers 1-10 or get the lowest number possible.

Roll the dice. Add up the dice. Color in the number(s) that add up to the total. For example, if you roll an 8 you can color in the 8 OR 5 and 3 OR 6 and 2 OR 7 and 1.

Continuing rolling both dice unless you only have the numbers 1-6 left. Then you can choose to roll only one die. When you can not color in any more numbers your turn is over.

Play against someone or play by yourself and try to get the lowest score possible.

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Need More New Year’s Eve Activity Ideas?

New Year's Sensory Motor Packet: Practice fine motor, gross motor, visual perceptual and handwriting activities with this no-prep, fun, New Year's sensory motor-themed packet.  UPDATED for 2019!

The New Year’s Sensory Motor Packet encourages children to practice fine motor, gross motor, visual perceptual and handwriting activities.  It is a no-prep, fun, New Year’s sensory motor-themed packet. UPDATED for 2019!

Complete the activities with the children in your classroom or use for your family New Year’s Eve party to keep everyone entertained until midnight!

Benefits of the Countdown Game

The New Year’s Eve Countdown Game can be played anytime of year.  It encourages children to practice the following skills:

  • addition
  • counting
  • visual motor skills
  • arch development
  • in hand manipulation
  • separation of two sides of the hand

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Need a New Year's Eve countdown game?  Check out this dice game for your New Year's Eve celebration with the children.  It is just like Shut the Box.  You can play with one player or four players.  Download your free New Year's Eve Countdown Game at the bottom of the post.