Friday, June 8, 2012

Summer Countdown Paper Chain

We created our "Countdown to Kindergarten" paper chains today!

We did this for the first time last year, when Guy was gearing up for Kindergarten, and it was so much fun!  Each day we remove a link from the chain until we reach the first day of school.  That way the kids know how many days until school starts, and I am reminded to make the most of each moment with my kids!

This summer, we have a lot of fun family vacations and reunions to go to and even special visitors coming to see us here in Pennsylvania!  So, we color-coded the weeks that we'll be at reunions or hosting family here...and even put links for special days, like the day we go for our ultrasound and Daddy's birthday.

The kids were in charge of counting how many days were on the calendar and converting the days into "links" of the chain, so there was counting, cutting, writing, figuring, color-coordinating, and stapling going on for this project.

It's a ton of fun...and Guy is now asking me...are we going to do this next year, and the next year, and the next year?  We'll see sweetheart.

My little editor is reading over my shoulder, marveling at how I can type without looking at the keyboard (he wants to learn how) and wondering how the page moves up when I type. 

He wants me to add this photo of him pointing to the chains that hang in our doorway.  He wants me to type "It looks like I'm in Tron."  :)


  1. Underfoot thinks the Tron picture is the coolest!!!!

  2. I always love hearing stories about your kids. They are as interesting as they are adorable.


  3. he looks exactly like he's in Tron...has he seen the movie?

  4. We had discussed doing a paper chain counting down summer break, but I haven't gotten to it yet...thanks for reminding me. My kids are a little older, but the youngest will be going to 1st grade and we are all very excited for everyone to be full-time students!! (Me most of all-lol).

  5. You are such an awesome mom. I love reading about your children activities. Loved the pictures and especially the one of Tron.
    Blessings and hugs to you!

  6. Such a cute idea! I love this idea!

  7. Love it, such a fun idea!  And I love the Tron picture!!

  8. Guy!  You do look like Tron!!!

    I love the paper chain idea.  Even without kids, I want to do it for myself :-)