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PostSubject: Countdown for kids   Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:37 pm

Does anyone have a really clever way for us to countdown the days until our trip? Alright I admit it is as much for their mother (me - the largest child of all) as it is for them. I think we are at 55 really LONG days. I know school and JFL starting will make it go faster. I want time to speed up an then move at a snail's pace once we get there.
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PostSubject: Re: Countdown for kids   Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:28 pm

You could have movie nights - theme the evening to a specific Disney movie.

Play Disney board games.

Make your own autograph books -- add Disney stickers to books you buy at a craft store.

Make Mousekeeper envelopes for tips.

Have a "launch" party where you show everyone your schedule, eat food from the Disney restaurants (recipes on the Disney recipes section)

Have a trivia game and award Disney prizes.

At 26 days out, start with 'A' and list every word starting with that letter that was Disney-related (movies, characters, songs - you name it!) We all had a great time with it and ended up with over 2500 words in all.

Make a countdown poster (like a nativity calendar) and use the Mickey Head paint samples from Home Depot for each day. Makes it colorful and festive

Anything to get everyone in the spirit.

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PostSubject: Re: Countdown for kids   Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:04 am

Thanks! All are great ideas.
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PostSubject: Re: Countdown for kids   Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:10 pm

Love the paint sample idea!!!! We made a paper chain and remove a link each day to visually see the wait get shorter. When we get to 30 days, I plan to give each child a container with 30 candies and allow them to eat one a day until they run out and we leave for WDW! Maybe, I'll combine that with the paint sample calendar!
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PostSubject: Re: Countdown for kids   Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:19 pm

Another fabulous idea!
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PostSubject: Re: Countdown for kids   Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:39 pm

So I totally did the paint sample count down and it looks so cute! I numbered them from 30 to 1 and arranged them on a posterboard with our fave characters around them and titled it our Disney Countdown! The girls cross out a number each day and eat one M&M from their babyfood jars, which I decorated with their names and fave princesses! (The baby has fruit puffs instead of candy!) They love it and it is building their number sense, too! I did feel slightly guilty on my trip to Home Depot and back with 30 paint samples, though!!!!!! Thanks so much for the idea, Buzz!
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PostSubject: Re: Countdown for kids   Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:10 pm

Where's the picture of it? Show us the artwork.

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PostSubject: Re: Countdown for kids   Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:28 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Countdown for kids   Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:29 pm

Deleted the wrong pic!


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PostSubject: Re: Countdown for kids   Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:32 pm

Okay...I'm obviously having diificulty putting the pic on here! The last one was of my DD two years ago when she cut her own hair!!!! I cried! It grew back, though Smile

Let's try again....

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PostSubject: Re: Countdown for kids   Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:40 pm

Here are the jars Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Countdown for kids   Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:21 pm

btaz wrote:
Okay...I'm obviously having diificulty putting the pic on here! The last one was of my DD two years ago when she cut her own hair!!!! I cried! It grew back, though Smile

Let's try again....

Once after working 3rd shift and staying up the whole day I finally got to bed and must have been in a minor coma becuse my 3 year old found my scissors cut my hair. Right in front and very short. I cried too! He is now 23 and I'm still mad!
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PostSubject: Re: Countdown for kids   Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:22 pm

Your project is very cute by the way!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Countdown for kids   Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:07 am

It looks great! Thanks for sharing!! And now you know how to post pics.

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PostSubject: Re: Countdown for kids   Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:14 pm

dfreak - I'm glad it was her hair and not mine!!!! You must have been so upset!!!!! Lol...and we love them more despite it Wink!

Thanks for the compliments! We're enjoying it!
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