It’s the holiday season and it’s a time of so much excitement! My son asks everyday “Mommy, how many days until Santa comes?” “How many sleeps until Christmas?” “Mommy, can we sing and listen to Christmas songs all day long!” It’s so much fun!
To teach him an important lesson of patience and to practice counting to 25, I created a Christmas Holiday Countdown. You can download the Christmas Holiday Countdown for FREE later in the post!
I have created and included two variations for those of us who celebrate the holidays but not Christmas. There is two choices for header signs and two choices for countdown sheets. I have used the adorable clip art from my sweet friend, Whimsy Workshop Teaching, for the snowman and Santa. You can view and purchase her clip art HERE.
How to Put Together
To prepare your Christmas holiday countdown, simply print your selected pages in colour on cardstock paper. Cut out the header sign. Fold up the hands so that they do not cover the numbers on the top row of the countdown. Use a glue stick to attach the header sign to the top of the countdown sheet.
The Christmas holiday countdown should look like this when it is ready to be hung. You will need to choose something to place on the numbers as you countdown. We chose to use a sparkly pom pom.
You could attach a piece of tape to the back of the pom pom and move it along that way. You could also attach a magnet to the pom pom and hang on your fridge. Kids would also have fun using stickers to stick on each day.
You can hang it anywhere you have space. We chose the hang it on our kitchen cupboard. It is a highly visible place that we look at each day. This way we will not forget to move our pom pom and continue the Christmas holiday countdown.
We love this countdown better than any waxy chocolates or cheap toys. My son can see the countdown clearly and knows how many days have gone by in December and how many days are left until Santa comes.
FREE Christmas Countdown
You can grab your FREE Christmas Holiday Countdown printable by clicking the image below!
Christmas FUN Pack
Looking for more FUN and engaging Christmas activities to keep children busy and learning? Check out the Christmas FUN Pack filled with literacy, math, and an adorable reindeer craftivity!
Need other great Christmas ideas for the classroom or home school? My Pinterest board below has TONS of AMAZING ideas in one place!