The countdown......

I don't know about you but our family is really looking forward to summer!!! I can't wait for the kids to be out of school and to have an open and free schedule. Plus I hope that the warm weather will finally arrive! We've had a really long winter and a very chilly Spring around here. 

I've got lots of plans, hopes and wishes for this Summer - we'll see how it actually all turns out. *snicker* We recently made a paper chain to help countdown the days to my sons 5th birthday and we thought it might be fun to do the same for the end of school too. It was quick and easy to put together. It's nothing fancy but makes a great craft project to do together!!

Gather some colorful paper

I used stars for our destinations points - one for each - preschool graduation and elementary school's last day.

Layered several papers together and cut thin strips

Count the number of days left and cut enough papers

Start making your chain! We used staples and had about 30 links on our chain. Preschool gets out earlier than elementary so I cut a smaller star and stapled it to the link when my little guy would have his last day of preschool.Then the larger star went at the top. It was pretty long so we hung it next to the fridge and waaaaay up high. Each morning they take turns pulling a link off and watch it get shorter and shorter. Have fun crafting one up yourself! 

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  1. I LOVE this!!!! My 5 y/o has been trying to keep up with the days left! I'm so going to make one of these! Thanks for the GREAT idea!!!

  2. What a great idea! I think I'm going to try that with my son. He has Autism and this would be a great way for him to understand when events are going to happen!