The kid has been asking about Christmas. The Toys R Us book came a few weeks ago and I can't tell you how many times she's looked through it and told me how many things she needs from it. Really? A four year old needing a three story Barbie house? I guess.
Since she's so excited this year, I decided to let her make her own countdown calendar. I like the one from last year but we really didn't put it to use. We didn't stick with the activities and ended up in the closet. So here's what I came up with.
I traced two circles from poster board and glued them together. She glued on googly eyes, a nose, a hat from scrapbook paper, and drew on a mouth. Simple and I feel better that this one will actually get used daily. I hung it on the refrigerator for easy access.
Each day, starting with December 1, a cotton ball get's glued on the day's number. By Christmas eve, the snowman will be full and fluffy and the next morning is Christmas. I explained to her how it would work and she immediately asked if was Saturday yet so she could get the first one on. Yes people, Saturday is December 1st. I can't believe it either.
How are you counting down the days with your kids?
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