Then I had this printable (click on the picture to download it). I can't believe I didn't get any pictures of the kids using it, but basically cut out both circles and attach the sun to the center of the Earth circle with a brad and then teach them to hold the sun still while they rotate the Earth around the sun. When the Earth gets back to the beginning they can yell, "Happy New Year!" and make lots of noise!Amazing Action Alphabet. I sat on the floor with the flip chart and followed along. "I" was completely adorable and came and snuggled next to me while the other kids ran around continuing their party. She was tracing the letters with me.
New Year's Printable. The kids always love this game, though in my classroom we haven't learned how to associate it with counting a number of spaces to move with a dice, they just jump and count, which is perfectly reasonable - they are just a 3 year old class and have a year and a half before they start kindergarten anyway :)