Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Fun Back-to-School Idea

So, everyone else has probably already started school, and Adam starts in just a few days. However, I saw this fun idea for counting down to school on this blog. Thought I'd share.

It's a little twist on the chain countdown. You cut strips of construction paper and write one thing to do to get ready to go back to school (buy supplies, practice writing, etc.) on each.. She also glued a candy on the inside of each link on the chain (we skipped the candy part... bah, I know, but I don't need to be tempted with extra chocolate right now!). Staple (or glue) them together to form a chain. Each day, pull one off, do the task for the day, and then enjoy the treat once completed. Our chain includes boring stuff (like buying new underwear and one more pair of shorts), some education items (like practicing first AND last name), and some fun stuff (like going bowling one more time).

It also seems like a fun (simple) way to count down/get ready for the holidays... earn money for presents, go caroling, buy presents, etc. could all go on the links. I might try that this year.

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