I decided, instead of just a "Countdown to Christmas", I wanted to do a more special countdown.
I made this Acts of Kindness Holiday Countdown Set, which is a paper chain countdown with a twist - each link of the chain is an act of kindness to be done by the child, each day between now and Christmas!
First, the children will choose a "topper". There's a star, a tree, and a Christmas Bear. The topper is mounted on a piece of construction paper or tagboard, and a slit is cut near the bottom to hold the first link. Personally, I think this guy is going to need some glitter, and a big red bow at the top to tie him to a special countdown spot!
The "How Many Days" poem goes on the back. I think this needs glitter, too!
Next, the children can put the individual strips into a chain, putting just the right amount so that one can be removed per day until Christmas.
I have to admit, I'm excited about my new product, and can't wait to put them together with the kids!
For more information: Here are some links to web pages that list Acts of Kindness for children:
Kids Activities - Acts of Kindness
Building Traditions of Kindness in Kinders (Prek + K Sharing Blog)