Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Toddler Ideas Tuesday: December 30, 2014

Welcome back to Toddler Idea Tuesdays! I hope you will join with me again in sharing the fun activities, crafts, and lessons that you are doing with your young children. 

First, I just wanted to wish everyone a happy New Year. Thanks for being a part of Toddler Idea Tuesday. I hope you will continue to join in with me in the new year.

Today I would like to share our kid-friendly countdown clock for New Years Eve. This countdown chart is a little different than the ones I have done in the past. We count down the hours to midnight, starting at 1pm.

Here is a look at the countdown chart I made a couple of years ago.

To see the details on how I made the clock, I invite you to check out my post from a couple of years ago.

Starting at 1pm we take off one circle per hour. Underneath the circle the children will find out how many hours are left until the new year 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. You can check out some ideas on my New Years Eve Celebrations Pinterest Board.

Now onto:

Toddler Idea Tuesday Features

On my last Toddler Idea Tuesday post, there were 7 wonderful posts linked up. I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on post. 

This week's randomly selected post is:

Elaine from Planting Peas shared this lovely craft which is not only festive, but allows your young child to use fine motor skills. Stop by to check out her Easy Kids Craft: Coffee Filter Poinsettias

In addition to the above post, the following posts tied for the most clicks:

1- Jen from Chestnut Grove Academy shared Christmas "I Spy" Bottles for Tots and PreK.
2- Jennifer from Hint Mama shared this great beginning literacy idea: Easy and Educational Post-It Play.
3- Jennifer from Hint Mama also shared her great idea for Turning Wrapping Presents Into a Kid-Friendly Activity.

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your toddlers and preschoolers? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on my Toddler Ideas board and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up. Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our toddler time. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your toddler, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Sunday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.



  1. Thanks so much for featuring my hints, and I love this NYE clock countdown idea - what a great way to teach numbers and the concept of time at the same time. I'm going to make one tomorrow AM with my tot:)


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