Choose one of these Christmas countdown activities,
or give your students a choice.
These craftivities are wonderful fine
motor practice. Scissor “snipping” helps strengthen children’s finger
muscles. They’ll enjoy counting down to Christmas day as they “trim”
the Christmas tree or Santa’s beard.
You could also make a sample to hang in your calendar center. Each day, choose a different child to trim away. This
activity will give students a “visual” of the passage of time, as well
as help reinforce counting backwards.
Once either of the countdowns are completely trimmed, they make cute paper ornaments or gift tags.