How do you explain the concept of time and a New Year to a 4 year old? He recognises all his numbers and understands days, weeks and months but not a year. I wanted to mark the arrival of a New Year so came up with the idea of paper plate numbers to hopefully reinforce the idea a little.
We talked about time and how we measure it, then drew the numbers on four paper plates.
The children have already requested that we hang our paper plate decorations in the window on New Year’s Eve. I think they make a sweet and quick New Years’ decoration. I would love to hear how are you celebrating the New Year with children?