Sunday, June 29, 2014

DIY Disney World Countdown Calendar

Are you heading to Disney World?  If yes, then it's about time that you create a countdown calendar!  We recently traveled to Disney World for my children's first time.  I wanted to get them excited about the trip because they really did not know what to expect from the most magical place on Earth.  What better way to do that than with a countdown calendar filled with treats!

My mom found these two Christmas Advent Calendars at Walgreens.  They were only a couple of dollars after Christmas, and all they needed was a little touching up to transform them into Disney World Countdown Calendars!

We started by peeling off the Christmas bows and reapplying some felt to Mickey and Minnie's faces.  We then attached a new string to each one.  Lastly, I filled each day with a piece of candy or little trinket.  The difference between this countdown calendar and an advent calendar is that you truly do "countdown" from day 24 to day 1.  As you might already know, with an advent calendar you start on December 1st and count up to the 24th.

My kids were so excited to get up each morning to grab their treat for the day.  They also enjoyed counting how many days were left until our big trip.  This was a fun way to get everyone excited for an awesome vacation!

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