And the Countdown to Halloween and all the festivities that go along with it are about to begin! I’ve never done a countdown with my kids other than Christmas before, but thought this year it would be fun to do one for Halloween. The boys are really excited and are already talking about what they want to be. I believe we are going with Mario & Luigi theme. We will see once we start looking and seeing all the different costumes out there.
I wanted the countdown to be pretty easy. I thought about doing a flip chart and then thought about all the paper I would have to use printing 31 cards. And then I thought about how our 3 year old would constantly be flipping the cards and I would never know how many days we would actually have left without thinking really hard to figure out which day we are on…. Mom’s of 3 years old’s know what I’m saying! They drain ALL your brain power. Suck it right out of ya! I also saw these cute little haunted houses with 31 doors that you flip open each day as you countdown. That craft was WAY to time consuming to make. I should have started in July to make that one. Maybe next year. 😉 Finally, a friend told me about this cute little poem:
Isn’t this the cutest little poem? I loved it! So, I ran home and made 2 of course, one for each of the little boys, Lord knows we would not be sharing that one piece of candy every night. That would be 31 days of complete nightmares. No No No! Mom, made 2 and bought 2 baskets! Speaking of the baskets, I went to Michael’s to just get some clear treat bags to put the candy in, but then started thinking about how the bags would constantly be falling over and probably get torn apart in 31 days of opening in closing. So I started looking for something a little more stable. The baskets that I chose were 40% and I think cost $3 a piece. I like that they are open and we can see inside of them, they are sturdy, and that we can use them from year to year. So, I snagged them up.
After taking the pictures of the baskets and looking at them on the computer I started thinking that the 31 cards might look a little big. So, if you download the poems, know that if you want a smaller size than what I made you can always print a smaller size. You should have the option when you go to print. This is an 8×10 but you could always print as a 5×7 or 4×6. I printed some smaller ones and went back and forth with which one I liked and decided to just keep the original ones. With my boys just starting to read I think that they will enjoy the larger font and number.
You can download your copy of this poem HERE!
I really hope that you liked this poem. Be sure to download yourself a copy, and use it to countdown to Halloween like we will! Hope that you all have a blessed day and week and will talk with you all again soon. 🙂