Holiday Countdowns

What to do:

  1. Help children understand holiday or special day countdowns by helping them cut strips of paper, about 1 inch by 8 inches, one for each day that comes before the celebration.
  2. Children can make the strips by cutting or tearing the paper, and older children can even measure and draw lines with rulers.
  3. Form each strip into a circle and glue the ends together, adding circles to represent each day before the special day.
  4. Children can even write or draw ideas of what the celebration or holiday might look like on each strip of the paper. Children can remove one circle each day to see how much closer the celebration day is.