Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuesday Tip Jar

I read about this idea somewhere online - I believe a mom was using it to help her kids countdown 'til their active duty dad came home from overseas. So, I thought I'd try it with Flicka's back-to-school, starting-kindergarten countdown. But, it could be used for anything...

I counted how many days until school started and made a simple paper chain with that many links. Each night, Flicka rips one link off. When they're all gone, school will start the next morning.
It's makes time passing somewhat more tangle for the younger concrete thinker.

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Rebecca said...

This is such a cute idea! I would have never thought to use a paper chain for a countdown - I love it!


Christina said...

I did something like this while counting down the days until I was getting married.

I was a senior in college, and on my townhouse closet door, I cut out different colored paper hearts and then taped them to the door in the shape of a heart. I think I numbered them too. I took a picture of it because it was a fun way to remember the excitement. (Not that I could find that picture now....)