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Counting down is a great way to help your students practice counting backwards, as well as visually being able to "see" the passage of time, which is a rather abstract concept for young children.

christmas activities, counting backwards activities, christmas crafts, countingdown to christmas activities, elf crafts, elf activities, christmas tree crafts, My Countingdown To Christmas Craftivity packet includes a variety of quick, easy and interesting ways for your kiddos to countdown to Christmas.

I've included a file folder cover, which your students can decorate, to keep all of their countdown work in.

christmas activities, counting backwards activities, christmas crafts, countingdown to christmas activities, elf crafts, elf activities, christmas tree crafts, Since there's a nice variety of options, why not have them do a countdown that they can color, another they bingo dot, and finally, one that they earn stickers for.

christmas activities, counting backwards activities, christmas crafts, countingdown to christmas activities, elf crafts, elf activities, christmas tree crafts, I’ve also included a Christmas tree and Santa’s beard countdown activity, where students snip off a section each day. (Let's "trim" the tree & Santa's beard.)

After the last one is gone, children have a paper ornament to hang on their tree.

christmas activities, counting backwards activities, christmas crafts, countingdown to christmas activities, elf crafts, elf activities, christmas tree crafts, Snipping paper is a super-fun way for kiddos to strengthen finger and hand muscles too.

The "fingerprint" keepsake wreath, is another fun way to keep track of time, and comes with a sweet poem for the center. 

christmas activities, counting backwards activities, christmas crafts, countingdown to christmas activities, elf crafts, elf activities, christmas tree crafts, Children keep their work in the folder and take it out each day to countdown.

Only takes a few minutes, and frees you up to do some pull-out activities.

Send the folder home on the last day before vacation, so students can finish their countdown at home.

christmas activities, counting backwards activities, christmas crafts, countingdown to christmas activities, elf crafts, elf activities, christmas tree crafts, Finally, I’ve also included a “How many days until vacation?” Countdown paper chain that you can suspend from the ceiling by your calendar.

I review all sorts of math skills in just a few minutes, with this festive decoration.

Click on the link to zip on over to my TpT shop to take a look at the Countingdown To Christmas Craftivities.

christmas activities, counting backwards activities, christmas crafts, countingdown to christmas activities, elf crafts, elf activities, christmas tree crafts, If you do Elf on a Shelf you may like the "Elf Help" countdown craftivity.

Have your students color the elf's "stockings" in an ABAB pattern to reinforce patterning. 

I've included a traceable calendar of December, for years 2015-2017, with a blank one if you want students to fill in their own.

Tracing and writing the numbers as they countdown to Christmas, is also a fun way to practice numbers, as well as have a visual of "time passing".   Click on the link to check out the Elf on a Shelf countdown craftivity.

christmas activities, counting backwards activities, christmas crafts, countingdown to christmas activities, elf crafts, elf activities, christmas tree crafts, Today's featured FREEBIE is also a countdown activity. I put "Santa" on my whiteboard and we do "You Can Count on Santa" during our calendar time. 

Simply print off the poster on card stock, color, then choose a different child each day to pull apart a cottonball, and glue it to that number on Santa's beard.

christmas activities, counting backwards activities, christmas crafts, countingdown to christmas activities, elf crafts, elf activities, christmas tree crafts, Well that's it for today, have to make a mad dash to the store to get a few things before everything closes up for Thanksgiving.

Wishing you a day filled with many joy-filled moments.

 "If men liked shopping, they'd call it research."  ~Cynthia Nelms

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