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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

back 2 school countdown

i love THIS idea for making the back to school countdown fun... cut strips from colored paper. on each of the strips write a different task or activity that needs to be accomplished before the school year begins. for example, buy school supplies, practice writing your letters, etc. link the strips together making a chain & attach a small candy bar or treat. hang the chain in your child's room. every morning your child will pull off one strip, read the activity & he or she can enjoy the special treat after fulfilling the task.

16 comments:

Tanja said...

Fabulous idea!

Darilyn said...

This is a great idea.

Crystal said...

Thanks for sharing this idea. I posted about it so maybe more will see it. I think it is a great project for kids!

Bridget said...

I am definitley doing this. Thanks for the idea!

Melissa said...

Wow, what a darling idea.

TONYA said...

That's a great idea Kelly, I love it.

Shelly G and Hope P said...

What a great way to count down lots of things... I am going to have to try it... I love the way it turned out... It would make waiting fun :)

Shannon said...

I'm definitely writing this one down for next year... my Xar already started school - yesterday!

Kimberly said...

So darling! Too bad my kids already started school...great idea for next year!

Wendi said...

very cute idea!

pjmomof3boys said...

How cute! Too bad we started school last week! I'll have to bookmark this for next year! :)

Jen said...

I'm bummed I didn't see this earlier. Maybe I'll try this for the holidays...sort of a twist on the Advent calendar..."cards", "shopping", "santa", etc. hmmm....

Great idea, Kelly!

Aranne and Dan said...

This is a cute idea and it could be transfered to anything... leaving on vacation... or something like that too!!!

Jonathan & Heather said...

Oh I love that too- I'll put it to use in about 5 years! I think what I really enjoy is the Snickers...

Laurie said...

Love it. Thank you! I love a good tip.

Janiece said...

Great Idea! I love it!
I might have to try it just for me to get things done around the house!