For little ones everywhere, the most wonderful time of year has finally arrived. The Christmas season is full of excitement and a magic that is unmatched throughout the rest of the year. The countdown to Christmas though, that’s where the true excitement builds.
The days leading up to Santa’s arrival bring with them a bit of suspense and even a little mystery as they eagerly await to see what they’ll find under the tree come Christmas morning, and with these countdown to Christmas activities, making the most of this exciting time is so easy to do!
Just pick your favorite countdown from the list below and come December 1, you and your family will be well on your way to enjoying a truly magical month!
Wonderful Ways to Countdown to Christmas
Give Santa a bit of a trim this holiday season! Every day that passes in December means that one more piece of the big guy’s beard can be taken off. When you get down to the mustache on this adorable printable, it’s officially Christmas!
Feel like getting a little crafty? This paper chain snowman is super easy to put together and makes such a cute winter decoration while you’re waiting for the big day!
If you thought that Santa couldn’t possibly get any cuter than he already was, you might want to rethink that! A bit of a reversal from the countdown above, the beard on this Santa Christmas Countdown starts out empty and you get to spend the entire month filling it in and taking this fun printable from a sheet of flat paper to a soft and fluffy beard that only Santa Claus could pull off!
Not feeling the printables this year? Have your kids craft their own beard with a few simple paper chain links, a paper plate, and some paint!
Are you starting to get tired of answering the questions “how many days until Christmas?” every time you turn around? If your kids are old enough to know their numbers and have developed a basic sense of time, this printable sign set is the perfect way for them to help keep track of the number of days that are left.
Creating a Christmas countdown for your family doesn’t need to stress you out and shouldn’t overwhelm you! In fact, it can be ridiculously easy with The Countdown to Christmas activity eBook. Containing 24 family-friendly activities, one for each day in December leading up to Christmas, the whole month is already planned out for you and the included calendars and printables make it a cinch to get started!
Like the idea of making a paper chain with your kids? The great thing about them is that they can be as simple or as elaborate as you want to make them! This kindness countdown chain makes it so easy to incorporate the true meaning of Christmas into your countdown while still giving you the chance to get crafty with your kids!
Or try a spin on the countdown sign set from above and let your children count down the number of days left on their own with these printable numbered chain links.
Prefer a numbered countdown that’s a bit bigger and brighter? This printable countdown set is full of big, colorful Christmas themed pictures that your little ones are going to love and they’ll love flipping the numbers over each day as they countdown the days.
Looking to start a new tradition with your children? Reading a new Christmas themed storybook for each night in December is a great way to do that!
No matter which one you decide on, your kids are going to have a blast this holiday season as you take the magic up a notch with a fun countdown to Christmas, but just in case you didn’t find quite what you were looking for in this list, make sure you check out the rest of our holiday themed crafts and activities for more ideas or to make your own!