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So this is the first time I am doing a back to school countdown with my kids to create a little anticipation and fun. Over on my website I shared a Free Back to School Countdown printable to make your countdown cute! Countdowns can be used with any grade and child but it’s especially great for kids who are not looking forward to school.
3 Back to School Countdown Ideas
1. Toilet Paper Roll countdown – This is what we are doing. I will use our countdown printables and I will glue them onto 6 empty toilet paper rolls. Inside each roll I will place back to school supplies for them to find each day. I will be sharing this one with you on my site at the end of the week.
2. Countdown Chain – All you need for this is to cut strips of paper and make a chain out of them. Each day have your child take a link down.
3. Lunch Bag Countdown– This is great if you are wanting to give the kids something that’s too big to fit inside a toilet paper roll as mentioned in idea 1. This allows you to use bigger school supplies items and place them inside the bag. You can also use the countdown printable to make a cute bag countdown.
Here are more back to school ideas you will enjoy: