Get your kids to make a "countdown to Disney calendar"

rclalm

Earning My Ears
Joined
Sep 26, 2000
I suggested this to my 2dd's yesterday and they have spent the whole time since doing so! We leave April 21 so they made a calendar for March and April.From the 21st which is day 0, they counted backward to March 1st and wrote in the # in every square so on todays date ( the 4th of March it says 48 days to disney)So now every day when we look at the calendar we know exactly how many days are left until we leave. They drew disney characters all over the calendar and colored them in,just make sure to use black marker for the #'s so they show up under all the artwork! They have had a geat time fine tuning this and have made a couple each, we will be giving one to grandma and grandpa as they are going also. Really gets them into the Disney spirit!
 

Maria64

amo il Disneyworld!
Joined
May 15, 2000
I just finished my "Countdown to Disney" calendar, I've used disney clip art and made it so cute, the kids are involved, however, they get to cross off the days! It's a fun project for the "Big Kids" too!

<marquee>39 More Days!!!!</marquee>

<font color=blue>All Star Movies - 2000</font>
<font color=red>Caribbean Beach - 2001</font>


 

SandraC

Longs for the feeling of sandy salt water in her k
Joined
Oct 27, 2000
We'll be in WDW April 21 - 28 too! See you there! Calendar is a great idea!

SandraC, visit our Disney family web site www.angelfire.com/on/disneyfun
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1975 - off site (11 years old),
1977 - off site (13 years old),
1987 - Indian Rock Shores (23 years old with hubby, b/f at the time),
1990 - Holiday Inn International Drive/Daytona Beach (26 years old, with hubby, six month after wedding),
1998 - KIDS VILLAGE, GIVE KIDS THE WORLD, Make-a-Wish trip with 4.5 year old daughter born ill),
2001 APRIL - CBR - ON SITE FIRST TIME! YIPPY! With dd 7 years old, ds 15 mo
 
  • CindyAnn

    Crazy Canuck
    Joined
    Jul 24, 2000
    Smaller children might also enjoy making a paper chain with one link for each day remaining until the day they are to leave. It's a great visual help, since as the chain gets shorter, the WDW vacation gets closer. The links can be decorated with Disney stickers, too, to make it more Disneyish.


    Okay, so pretend I've moved my clipart from geocities

    CindyAnn
    Co-moderator - Restaurants Board
     

    Alynn

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Mar 2, 2001
    Where can I find Disney clip art? I love te count down idea! Thanks, Alynn
     

    rclalm

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Sep 26, 2000
    Thanks for the feedback guys! Sandra I went into your website, but my computer is really sloooow today, so I'll have to wait for another day. It looks really interesting though, and a lot of work by the looks of it! I see you are from mississauga. I'm from Kincardine (on Lake Huron, inbetween Port Elgin and Goderich) We're practically neighbours when you consider the people that use this board! Anyway have a great time at WDW, maybe we'll bump into each other in line one day!
    Carol :D
     

    Alynn

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Mar 2, 2001
    Bunp... I was still wondering about where to find Disney clip art? Thanks
     
  • Buckalew

    <font color=teal>Hammonitup!!!<br><font color=dark
    Joined
    Feb 22, 2000
    Heck, I did one for me! :D

    This is what Buckalew looked like as she met Dan in February!
     

    Kallison

    <font color=red>I'm a lab adorer<br><font color=na
    Joined
    Nov 15, 1999
    We always do the paper chain about 100 days out. They hang it from the ceiling and drape it over the fireplace with a Mickey postcard stapled to the last link. It is fun watching it get shorter and shorter. I don't think we could ever plan a surprise trip, the anticipation is half the fun.
     

    MosMom

    <font color=deeppink>Damn you, you wretched clown!
    Joined
    Jul 29, 2000
    We just made a paper chain, but we only did 10 days since my 3 year old doesn't have her patience skills up to par yet & we leave on the 15th. =) We had fun doing it though & first thing in the morning she has asked to pull a chain off. It definitely helps smaller children to understand time & how many sleeps are left until we leave. <IMG WIDTH="15" HEIGHT="15" SRC="/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif" alt="razz">

    "Yeah, they're going to Disney AGAIN...they go like every other day" -- My Teenage Brother

    January 00' - Beach Club
    September 00' - All Star Movies
    March 01' - All Star Movies

    :D MoseysMom :D
     




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