I love THIS idea for making the back to school countdown fun… cut strips from colored paper. On each of the strips write a different task or activity that needs to be accomplished before the school year begins. For example, buy school supplies, practice writing your letters, etc. Link the strips together making a chain & attach a small candy bar or treat. Hang the chain in your child’s room. Every morning your child will pull off one strip, read the activity & he or she can enjoy the special treat after fulfilling the task.

xoxo, K
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