Advent Calendar Paper Chain

An Advent Paper Chain provides a nice timeline for the Christmas holiday. Montessori used timelines to help children understand the concept time. Time has a present, past and future. Advent helps teach this in a fun and exciting way.

Instead of making an advent calendar,  printout paper chains for counting down the days for Christmas or any holiday. Use a small glue stick and scissors for hours of cutting, pasting and counting fun!

Older children can learn about ordinal numbers, such as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. Use this printout to make your calendar chains for anytime of the year. It’s a great way to count down the days to your child’s birthday too.

Thanksgiving Pineapple Turkey Centerpiece

I like to make a simple Thanksgiving turkey centerpiece using a whole, fresh pineapple. Use the leaves of the pineapple for the tail, the fruit as the body and attach a turkey head. You can make the head with paper, felt or use a summer squash.
Here is a turkey centerpiece that looks much better than mine!
This one has a nice pattern and more creative turkey pineapple centerpiece ideas.
This is a fun project to do with your children.