Choose one of these Christmas countdown activities, or give your students a choice. These craftivities are wonderful fine motor practice. Scissor "snipping" helps strengthen children's finger muscles. They'll enjoy counting down to Christmas day as they "trim" the tree or Santa's beard.
You could also make a sample to hang in your calendar section. Each day, choose a different child to trim away. This activity will give students a "visual" of the passage of time, as well as help reinforce counting backwards.
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