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Celebration Countdown

Using visual tools, help your child get a sense of how long it will be until a special day arrives.


  • 25 to 30 minutes


  • Colored paper
  • Glue


  1. Using visuals tools to help your child look forward to special days can help to control anticipation. Make a paper link chain that corresponds to the number of days until the special day.
  2. Hang it in a prominent place chosen by your child and remove one link every night at bedtime.


  • Make a chain from pieces of wrapped candy.
  • If you are away on a trip, make a chain with small (inexpensive) gifts for each day you will be gone.