When we decorated the tree earlier this week, my son’s first reaction was, “Santa’s coming!” I think he was pretty sure he’d wake up to presents in the morning. At 4 and 2 1/2 neither one really understands the concept of time (well, except for, “You have 1 minute in the corner…”).
So that night after dinner we threw together a quick “count down ’till Christmas” chain. The preschooler had fun using the purple glue stick to build our paper chain.Once it was finished, we counted all the links and I explained that each link was a day we had before Christmas. We hung it above the family calendar in the kitchen. It’s not super creative, but it is giving them a visual to help them in the big wait for Christmas.
How are you counting down the days with the kids?