Monday, November 28, 2011

Snowbear's Christmas Countdown

It's time to start counting down the days until Christmas. One of our favorite activities for Christmas is the simple paper Christmas countdown chain. My kids love to wake up each morning to decide whose turn it is to tear off the chain. We keep it pretty simple. We use green and red construction paper (or two patterns of Christmas scrapbook paper if we have some), cut them into strips, and staple them together into a chain. The only link that is not a Christmas color is the one for December 22nd. That's Eli's birthday, so we always dazzle it up with birthday paper and ribbons.

Here is a picture of our Christmas chain from last year.

This week we will read the book Snowbear's Christmas Countdown by Theresa Smythe and make our countdown chain so it's ready for December 1st.

On the first day he wrote a list of all the presents he wanted Santa to bring him. Come celebrate with Snowbear as the days leading to Christmas fly by in merry preparation! December is full of joyful anticipation for Snowbear-there are just so many things to do before Christmas arrives. For starters, Snowbear must put up decorations, buy gifts for his friends, make hot chocolate and cookies-and let's not forget-play in the snow, and go for a sled ride! So count along with Snowbear as the days pass and the excitement builds to Christmas day!

1 comment:

  1. Excellant choice in reading material! Hope you enjoyed it! You might like my new title coming out in Spring 2013 CHESTER'S COLORFUL EASTER EGGS!
    Thanks for your support!!! XO


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