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DIY Holiday Countdown Calender!

Posted on December 3, 2016 at 2:10 AM

We love the Holidays around here at the Freeschoolin' Homestead but we don't have, nor do we want to spend the money on fun seasonal decor so we like to get creative instead!

This countdown calender ( that could be altered for the countdown to any holiday ) cost $1.00 in bristol board at the Dollarama.

I drew out a tree shape and then cut it out, planned out my numbers and drew them on with a marker.  I used a scrap piece of foil paper for the star I already had lying around.

To mark the days you can use stickers to block out the numbers or circle them with a marker each day.

You could decorate it with stickers, glue and glitter and other crafty methods to make it even more festive and fun.

Subjects Learned (from this project):



-pattern recognition

-adding and other maths

-passage of time

-task memory



Hope really loves putting on her sticker every day and counting how many days are left, among other discussions we are having over the countdown calender. It's an awesome festive learning experience for us all!

Hope your season is bright and merry and that we can inspire you to enjoy your days no matter what you celebrate!

2015 Family Holiday Photo

Blessings. light and always so much love,
Wendy, Freeschoolin' Mommy

Categories: General Freeschoolin', Artwork/Crafts, Holidays

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