Usually I am coming up with last minute ideas because I procrastinate. (Actually, I think better under pressure and usually come up with my ideas last minute, quite stressful.) This time, however, I wasn't even really thinking of doing something with the girls until last minute. I looked at other ideas out there: snack ideas, countdown ideas, craft ideas, noisemaker ideas. You can check out my post and check my New Year's Eve Celebration Pinterest board for some off the neat ideas I came across.
But yesterday afternoon I came up with an idea for our very own countdown, which will incorporate some other ideas. When I first started this blog, I was very much into making countdown charts. Though I haven't had as much time to make them recently, I think I might get back to them. This countdown chart is a little different than the ones I have done in the past. We will be counting down the hours to midnight, starting at 1pm today.
It is our:
Countdown to 2013
I traced a BIG circle onto white posterboard and glued it to foil lined posterboard. I then traced the bottom of a cup to get the circles for the numbers. The numbers are just taped onto the big clock face.
Starting at 1pm we will be taking one circle off per hour. Underneath the circle the girls will find out how many hours are left until 2013 and what we are going to do that hour. The first few hours are just our normal day. After dinner it gets a bit more fun.
With this clock countdown chart you can put whatever fun activities you want to do with your children. We are going to be using some of the ideas I posted about last night during some of these hourly events.