Proud to be Primary’s FREE Christmas holiday countdown can be printed and hung and used to practice counting to 25. Simply print, cut, hang, and count!
Christmas Holiday Countdown: Anticipating Santa
It’s the holiday season, and it’s a time of so much excitement! My son asks every day, “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 a valuable 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 are two choices for header signs and two options 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 the Christmas Holiday Countdown Together
To prepare your Christmas holiday countdown, print your selected pages in color 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 decided to use a sparkly pom poms.
Attach a piece of tape to the back of the pom pom and move it along that way. Then, 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.
The countdown continues until we reach the 24th, which is Christmas eve. Santa lets us know that he is on his way! The Santa spot can act as December 25th and hold the pom pom.
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 Holiday 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 homeschool? My Pinterest board below has TONS of AMAZING ideas in one place!
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This is truly the most amazing time of the year. And it won’t last just one day. In fact, I think the best part of Christmas is counting Santa. I think my favorite thing about these magical ways is that they really create Christmas hope. It’s not that he needs too much help to get excited.
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