Thursday, June 28, 2012

Birthday Chain

Mercedes is turning 2 years old at the end of next month. We've been talking about her birthday for weeks, but it's hard for an almost 2 year old to grasp the concept of the number of days it is until their birthday. Calendars are kind of abstract at her age. So we made a birthday chain (my mom did this for my siblings and I when we were growing up). We cut strips of construction paper and made one link for each day leading up to her birthday (33 days to go!). Every morning she tears off one link. She gets to watch the chain get shorter and shorter. When the links are all gone, that means it's her birthday!

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