“how many more sleeps mommy?”
that’s a question often heard in this home. over the years, we’ve made different versions of count-down calendars to help answer this question. just the other day, my friend tara, said they draw a picture each day, and hang them on a thread up the stair railing. i love that idea!
here’s another simple idea…
a paper chain, counting down the days to a big event. each day is a ring on the chain. each morning, they rip one link and count the ones remaining.
we made this one out of a christmas flyer. we cut long strips of paper, bringing the ends together to make a loop and taping it closed. then slipping the next strip inside the loop already made, and so on.
i added numbers to this one (the number can be the day of the month, or it can be the # of days or sleeps until the event). and also added other plans and events that are happening between now and then.
it’s funny how as parents, we’re constantly wishing for more hours in the day. as kids, they want time to hurry up! this is a simple idea to help little ones grasp the passage of time. because waiting can be hard, especially when you’re so young…
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