Are you getting excited about an upcoming holiday or a birthday? When something is going to happen soon, here’s a fun way to mark the days.
Create a “count down” chain with colorful paper. Make one link to represent each day, and hang the paper chain up as a visual reminder of how many days are left till the BIG day. The child will get a kick out of ripping or cutting off one “link” per day. For older children, write numbers on each “link” of the chain to correspond with the actual dates or write numbers (1, 2, 3) to count off the days.
If you’re going to travel to visit a child, you could mail them the links (strips that fit in an envelope) out of paper and they could create the chain when they get the links in the mail. Then, they can get excited about your trip, too! On Skype, I made my own chain in Toronto and my granddaughter made one in Vancouver and we got excited, together!