Saturday, February 1, 2014

Countdown to Disney

Since my grand-daughter found out that we are going to Disney to celebrate our birthdays, she has been telling people that we are going tomorrow.  My grand-daughter will be five years old in April.  I will be five times ten. ;)

On Pinterest, I keep seeing Disney countdown ideas.  There are some really cool ideas.  I like to put my own spin on the pins.
Really Cool
This is a Favorite
The teacher in me wanted to make this a "teachable moment" for my grand-daughter. The countdown chain is totally awesome, but I wanted my four year old to be able to see the numbers and make a connection.  While I cut out the Mickey Mouse silhouette on my Cricut, she put the numbers in the chart.  She said, "It's a lot of numbers."  I told her, "That's because there's a lot of days before we go."
She takes this stuff seriously
The numbers were in order when I gave them to her, but occasionally she would put the numbers in the wrong place.  I pointed out the pattern to her.  Whenever she would mess up, she would stop and look.  She knew something was wrong, but she didn't know how to fix it.  I would remind her about the  pattern.  It was funny when she got to 66.  She put it in upside down. I told her to look at the numbers around it, and she fixed it.
She found the perfect spot for the chart.
Now she knows that when all the numbers are covered, we will be on our way to Disney.  When she comes to my house, she can see how many days are left.  She is very familiar with our My Disney Experience page, so she will probably know if I haven't updated the chart.  I think I'll put stickers on the numbers to set goals for when to confirm the details of our trip, confirm car rental, pack, and other trip details that come to mind.

My next project will be to make a Busy Bag for her.  Later I will make an autograph book. 


  1. What a neat idea:) Hoping that you and your grand-daughter have a wonderful trip.

    1. Thank you, Donna. We're excited. My daughter is going too. She's more excited than my grand-daughter.