12.01.2012

How Many More Days Until Christmas???

My students will be making these Christmas countdown chains next week with our sixth grade buddies. {FYI: First graders can do this activity on their own, it just takes longer.} I got this activity from my wonderful team mate and former first grade teacher {she says I probably made it when I was a cute lil' first grader}. My students love this craft, because it has a real Christmas bow on it!


To make these chains just alternate red and green chain links and make sure that the last one is gold {or yellow} for Christmas Day. I glue my gold chain link in between the front and the back papers.

And, this time of year, you can find cheap gift bows at pretty much any store.


Here is the craft up close:




Click {here} to download this activity for yourself!

Even though I am technically counting down the days with my students, I really don't want this holiday to fly by! I love the Christmas season and I hate how fast it comes and goes. I know that it will be over before I know it, so I need to cherish each day! I just got my tree all decorated and now I need to tackle the rest of the house... Oy! Christmas decorating can be a big job!


Merry Christmas, Sweet {SWEET} Friends!!

22 comments:

  1. Your tree looks AH-mazing! Thanks for the freebie, Lindsey! I hope you and you family have a merry, merry Christmas!

    Susan
    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

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  2. Love the idea. Thanks for sharing.
    You are my hero. Tree is up, looks beautiful AND presents under it already???!!! I need to get busy.
    Tania
    My Second Sense

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  3. Love the chain idea! If I dont use it this holiday season, maybe I could adapt it for end-of-year or some other holiday or break. Thanks for the idea!

    Your tree is BEAUTIFUL! Merry, merry!

    Firstgradebloomabilities

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  4. Great idea!! I am doing a Grinch inspired countdown!!

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  5. Your tree is FABULOUS! The ribbon is beautiful:)

    Tammy
    The Resourceful Apple

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  6. Thanks for the cute count down! Your tree looks gorgeous! You look ready for the Christmas season!
    Jessica

    Apples and Papers

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  7. Your tree is B-E-A-utiful!! Very jealous of your amazingness. Also, I love the countdown idea. I might have to steal it!

    Brittany
    Stickers and Stamps

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  8. Hi Lindsey
    I love the tree it's soo pretty. Cute countdown project too. ;)
    Vicky

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  9. So cute! I had been looking for a cute countdown, and now I have one!


    Ms. Cranfill's Class

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  10. What a great activity, thanks for sharing and your tree is lovely.
    M

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  11. I'm lovin' this countdown!! I can't wait to make one for my classroom :)
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  12. I have seen many, many Christmas trees, but yours is the absolute, most beautiful one!!!!!!!!!!! Love it!!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  13. Hi Lindsey! I created a Christmas Count-down chain craft this weekend and then came across your post just now. I had not thought of attaching it to a present and adding the poem! Did you write the poem?

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  14. Our kindergarten teachers just did a similar activity using a wreath instead of a present. The kindies love being able to take off the chain loops each day. Thanks for the present twist on it.

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  15. This is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing! :-)

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  16. Thanks so much for this... I will definitely use it this Christmas with my class!

    Jess

    Early Years Fun

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  17. Thank you! Such a sweet idea!
    Cheryl

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thanks for the love ♥

 
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