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This packet includes a variety of quick, easy and interesting
ways for your kiddos to countdown to Christmas.
Counting down is a great way to help your students practice counting backwards
, as well as visually being able to "see" the passage of time
, which is a rather abstract concept for young children.
I've included a file folder cover
, which your students can decorate, to keep all of their countdown work in.
Since there's a nice variety of options
, why not have them do a countdown
that they can color, another they bingo dot
, and finally, one that they earn stickers
I’ve also included a Christmas tree and Santa’s beard countdown
activity, where students snip off a section
each day. (Let's "trim" the tree & Santa's beard.)
After the last one is gone, children have a paper ornament
to hang on their tree.
Snipping paper is a super-fun way for kiddos to strengthen finger and hand muscles too.
Children keep their work in the folder and take it out each day to countdown. Only takes a few minutes
, and frees you up
to do some pull-out activities.
Send the folder home on the last day before vacation, so students can finish their countdown at home.
Finally, I’ve also included a “How many days until vacation?”
Countdown paper chain
that you can suspend from the ceiling by your calendar.
I review all sorts of math skills
in just a few minutes, with this festive decoration.
Another activity that I include in this folder, is our “Countdown to Christmas Alphabetically” word work booklet
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I’m Diane from Teach With Me, wishing you an exciting Christmas.
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