When it comes to little kids, time can be a hard concept to understand, especially when they’re counting down to something super fun, like a Disney World vacation! Make the concept of time more visual and create a paper chain Disney countdown using a paper plate and these free printables!
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We’ve been hiding a big secret from our girls for almost 2 years! We were supposed to go to Disney World only a few days before Covid closed it and the world down. We rescheduled the trip a few times and are finally making the trek down this month. I put together a little surprise for them after school which included this paper plate Disney countdown to be used in the days ahead. It’s a simple craft that I whipped up in minutes and one you can easily use for your big Disney reveal!
Here’s how to make your own Disney countdown:
- Disney Countdown Printables
- 9″ paper plate
- Craft Knife
- Glue Stick
Cut the Days ’til Disney circle out and glue it on the paper plate. Use a craft knife and cut a slit at the top and bottom of the plate. The top is where you can slip a ribbon through if you want to hang the countdown on a doorknob and the bottom is for the paper chain.
Cut apart the countdown strips and use the glue stick to attach them together to form the paper chain countdown.
Make each morning exciting and have your child cut or rip the bottom paper strip off to make one less day until your Disney World trip! Stay tuned for more Disney fun this summer! Want to know their reaction to the news? Check out the full reveal post!