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Paper Chain Countdown

Paper Chain Countdown
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 2y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

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Yale L
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Looking forward to a special day (the first day of school, a birthday, etc.)? Kick off the countdown by creating a paper chain featuring an inquisitive kiwi. This DIY calendar is an easy way for kids to understand how many days they have left until the Big Day.

How We Did It

Paper Chain Countdown
First, gather your supplies.
Paper Chain Countdown

Cut the printable along the dotted lines to create 20 strips of paper.

Paper Chain Countdown

Find the strip of paper that says "1." Glue or tape the ends together to form a link. (Make sure the illustration is on the outside.)

Thread the strip of paper that says "2" through the link that says "1" to form a chain.

Then thread "3" through "2," and so on and so forth! (As an alternative option, you can also string the strips along some yarn to create a banner.)

Paper Chain Countdown

20 days before the start of school, start tearing off one paper link for every day that passes. First tear off  "20" then count down from there.

Each day's link features a word that will inspire your child to get creative. So go on, "play," "ponder," and "build" together during your countdown to the Big Day!


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My child and I completed Paper Chain Countdown.

posted by: พรพิมล on 9.29.2013

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Totally cool idea for anything you're kiddo needs to prepare for!

posted by: Yael on 10.16.2012

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