Ring in the New Year with your little ones by creating some fun countdown bags! I originally read about this idea here and fell in love! I love that this idea helps to teach kids about telling time!!!! Yay for fun math/party integration!
Each bag contains a simple surprise- it can be a treat (yes I will raid the old Halloween candy for this!), a game/puzzle to do together, even a familiar toy who snuck inside the bag to celebrate New Years with my Boo. I will have the bags all mixed up- every hour during the countdown I will tell her the time and she will have to locate the correct bag in order to get the surprise. But of course she will get it anyway!
There are some adorable clock bag printables (click here
) but I wanted to make some kid-friendly ones. Feel free to just click on the pic, download, and use to celebrate New Years!
I created some half hour clocks too- I was going to try them with my daughter, but thought that they might be a little too much this year.
FYI I was told by my husband that the hour hand on the clock is behind the minute hand. Oops 🙂
Hooray for A day!!! We had a fun day with this letter! My husband took our daughter to the airplane museum, colored the letter Aa, ate dried apples and drank apple juice for a snack, watched the Letter Factory and worked on the short a sound, and ate at Arby’s! That’s a lot of A’s crammed into one day!
Did I do everything on my list? Heavens no! But that’s why I consider this ABC month as more of a preview of all the letters. When I decide to do letters of the week, I will have more time to accomplish all of the other fun activities!
For a more detailed description please check out our WIKI and look under the ABC link. I have posted some fun activities as well as videos, printables, music, and more!