Santa’s Beard Christmas Countdown

by Meghan

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This is a super easy and quick Christmas countdown activity you can do each morning with even very young children at the breakfast table.  We did it last year with Big M when she was only 2…


Shopping List:

Santa beard print out
White pom poms or cotton balls

Cost: Less than $5

Prep Time: Less than 5 minutes

Clean-Up Time: Less than 5 minutes

I initially found the countdown template on Pinterest.  You can download and print it out for free here.  I got a large bag of assorted Christmas colored pom poms at Michael’s… which worked out great, because it gave us an extension activity – Big M had to sort out the small, white pom poms for the beard.  We saved them in a small plastic bowl for easy access each day.  She enjoyed it so much, that every morning she asked for more pom poms and created an activity all on her own – Sorting and Patterns with Pom Poms!

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She was so excited when the beard was full!

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Sorting and Patterns with Pom Poms - Playground Parkbench November 29, 2014 - 9:36 pm

[…] at Michael’s to stock the craft closet for the holidays.  We first opened it to use for our Santa’s Beard Christmas Countdown!  This required her to sort the pom poms both by color and size.  We used the small white ones […]


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