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I love these ideas to Count Down to Christmas Day!

Christmas is so close and these Countdown to Christmas Calendars will make the days even more exciting!  It might even spark a new Christmas Tradition.

Countdown to Christmas Ideas
Our kids have so much fun counting down the days until Christmas!   We’ve done Santa Clocks, Santa Hat Cotton Balls, traditional calendars, paper trails & more.
A close up of a sign with text and sparkly stars.

20 ideas for Counting down to Christmas day: 

1. Use these Christmas Countdown Conversation Starters at the dinner table each night to have meaningful & fun conversations with your family!

2. Fill up Santa’s beard as you countdown to Christmas!A Santa project with numbers and cotton balls on his beard.

3. Enjoy some sweet treats with this angel and candy calendar.Bite size candy bars with a 4x6 card below them with text on it.

4. Hide the star as you countdown to Christmas with your kidsA Christmas manger scene made of wooden people sitting on cotton fluff.

5. Countdown with a special countdown for your family!

6. Have fun with a toy advent calendar.
A toy nativity calendar with a winter scene and numbers.

7. Recycle toilet paper rolls for a unique and cute countdown.A Christmas Advent Calendar made with decorated rolls.

8. Use drawstring bags to hold little goodies for your kids as you near Christmas.A clothes line with decorative cloth material hanging with ribbons holding numbers to count down to Christmas.

9. Focus on serving others this season with this DIY 24 days of acts of serviceStacks of small decorated boxes with numbers glued on them.

10. Cut up PVC Pipe to make a tree-shaped calendar.A Christmas tree craft with red circles that make the shape of the tree with numbers on them.

11. If you have a chalkboard, add the countdown on it!A chalk drawn Christmas tree with numbered ornaments on the tree.

12. Use a Cricut to add cute touches of decor to plain bags.Christmas countdown ideas

13. Involve learning and a healthy snack with this countdown. A paper with two circles at the top with a different number of small items in them with a plus sign between them and a cutout tree on the bottom of the paper with text.

14. This is a great cost effective idea using lunch bagsAmazing Christmas countdown ideas

15. This rustic chalkboard is perfect for a super simple countdown.A cross section of a cut log with chalk paint on it and number 24 written in chalk.

16. This is a great non toy and non-candy idea for a countdown!Amazing Christmas countdown activities

17. For a simple countdown, print off this Grinch printableThe Grinch\'s arm holding an ornament and a text below it.

18. Color a picture a day or try this cute Christmas coloring bookA Christmas coloring book.

19. If you love to craft, you will love this adorable Christmas calendar.A close up of  an Advent calendar made of a wooden frame and wire across it to hold decorative numbers with small clothes pins.

20. Make a magnetic countdown using a cookie sheet.

A close up of an Advent calendar with red and green numbered circles glued to wrapping paper.

What Christmas countdown will your family do?

Check out this BE GRATEFUL Calendar as a way to remember to be humble & grateful this season:

A calendar with text written on each day.

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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  1. These are all so cute, Becky. I want to do every single one! (And my kids are all 15 and up!)