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Celebration Countdown

Time

  • 25 to 30 minutes

Materials

  • Colored paper
  • Glue

Directions

  1. Using visuals tools to help your child look forward to special days can help to control anticipation. Make a paper link chain that corresponds to the number of days until the special day.
  2. Hang it in a prominent place chosen by your child and remove one link every night at bedtime.

Extensions

  • Make a chain from pieces of wrapped candy.
  • If you are away on a trip, make a chain with small (inexpensive) gifts for each day you will be gone.

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Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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August 30, 2014



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