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Christmas Candy Countdown

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

When the days remaining until Christmas are represented by candy in a bowl, your child will be able to see for himself how many days are left!


  • 25 small candy canes, individual pieces of candy, or candy kisses (for each child)
  • 1 bowl, candy dish, or empty coffee can (for each child)


  1. Place twenty-five small candy canes, kisses, or other special candy treats into a bowl, candy dish, or empty coffee can.
  2. Beginning December 1, let your child have one treat from his bowl every day.
  3. When he begins to ask "How many days 'til Christmas?" (and he will!) he can see for himself by counting the number of candies left in the bowl.