Hi, it’s Natalie from Katarina’s Paperie. I’m so excited that summer is officially here. We’ve been busy sipping ice cold lemonade, making homemade popsicles and playing outside from morning till night. I love summer!
One of my favorite parts of the season is our annual summer vacation. We always try to get away with the kids – at least for a little bit.
It always seems that the vacation is over in a blink of an eye, but waiting for it to get here takes FOREVER. If my family is anything like yours, we are not very patient either.
So to help make that wait time seem a little shorter, I created a free printable summer vacation countdown calendar. I’ve added a summer touch to the traditional paper chain countdown calendar – summer patterns and bright colors.
To countdown, just have your kids pull off one paper loop a day. They can even count the remaining pieces to reinforce math skills and help them answer the age old question – Do We Go Yet?
You Will Need:
Free Printable Vacation Paper Chains
Free Printable Vacation Countdown Calendar Signs – Choose between hot pink or lime green
Paper Cutter or Scissors
Glue Stick or Stapler
1. Print out your free printable summer vacation countdown calendar. Cut out the number of paper chains you will need. I recommend creating a calendar to count down 2 weeks prior to your trip, but you could use more or less.
2. Download your free printable vacation countdown calendar sign. Cut out the Do We Go Yet? sign. Use scissors (or a razor blade) to create a slit for the first paper chain.
3. Slide the first paper chain into the slit. Attach in a loop with a glue stick or stapler. Attach additional paper strips to create your calendar.
Place your calendar in the kitchen, playroom or another location where everyone can see it and join in on the fun.