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.