Get the children used to the numbers of the New Year by letting them create their own crafty collage.
The more "ingredients" you put, the better. Either draw the numbers for the children or help them draw the outlines themselves. Liberally paint on some white glue (PVA glue) and let them get sticking!
Idea: the collages may be too big and bulky to store successfully for long after the New Year. Why not photograph them with your child as a milestone memory to keep? I used to use the photographs as a desktop wallpaper for January every year....
Sam's 2013 collage - he enjoyed sticking the cotton wool balls!