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Christmas will be here before you know it and you know what that means…excited kids who just can’t wait for the big day. Help them to express their excitement, countdown the days, and maybe even encourage good behavior with a Christmas countdown!
How do you make a Christmas countdown at home?
If you are the parent of a young child, you know the phrase “how many days until…?” A family Christmas countdown can help to really bring the length of time until Christmas home in a tangible way that little kids can see. Plus if you are making your own, they create fun activities in anticipation of Christmas.
There are plenty of ways to create Christmas countdowns…
Most kids know all about Santa and how he’s making a list and checking it twice, gonna find out who’s naughty or nice. These adorable Santa countdown ideas give your child a visual of how close December 25th is. They don’t want to end up on the naughty list this close to Christmas, do they?
In addition to the above Christmas Countdown ideas, help your child countdown the days until Christmas with a free Christmas countdown printable!
Christmas Countdown Printable
To help parents are tired of repeating themselves, we put together a blank printable Christmas countdown template. Download and print this printable countdown. You can laminate it so you can daily write down the days until Christmas with a dry erase marker and hang it from the fridge or a common area in the home. If you have a hole punch and string, turn this into holiday decorations and put it on the top of the tree or a fireplace mantel for a fun place to display a countdown.
Instead of lamination, some parents and teachers prefer to slip the Christmas calendar countdown and Santa Claus’s naughty or nice list inside of a picture frame. Since there is not as much room to trim this 8.5 x 11 printable PDF, consider picking up an 8.5 x 11 photo frame so it fits the actual size.
You can still use your dry erase markers to easily write and wipe off numbers and dates from the frames. You might even pick up a special Christmas-themed picture frame at your local dollar store.
How many days until Christmas?
Use this Christmas Clock to keep track of the days until Christmas morning.
This free printable Christmas countdown calendar also helps you to keep track of how many days are left until Christmas. If you change the numbers on the calendar each day you can just say there are only “ #” number of days left until Christmas once a day instead of being asked a million times per day.
Well, that’s the idea anyway…they still might ask. Just hopefully not over and over.
So how should you use this Christmas printable countdown? There are a couple of different ways that you might choose to use it. The final page of this free printable counting down the days to Christmas set is a page with how many days are left until Christmas. Laminate this page, or put it in a clear sheet protector and hang it where the kiddos can see it. Use a dry erase marker and write the correct number of days remaining until Christmas.
Santa’s Naughty and Nice List Printable
As the days until Christmas get closer, we wanted to add another fun Christmas printable. How about something a bit naughty or nice.
The 2nd page of this three page set is Santa’s naughty or nice list. You can print this page for each individual child and track not only if they are on the naughty or nice list, but how many days they have spent on each one. There is a place for them to write their names right at the top of the page so you know who it belongs to. This is something the Scout Elves can deliver closer to Christmas or early in the season.
You can also use this second page with Santa’s naughty list or nice list in a classroom setting or with a Christmas party. Laminate Santa’s official nice list and write each child’s first name on the naughty or nice side according to their behavior in class each day with your dry erase marker. You can of course always move their names from one side to the other if their behavior changes over the course of the day.
If this would bring shame to to your students/child, maybe keep this private and light hearted. The goal is recognizing good favour, good deeds and your good boy and girl with their name written on the good list.
Elf on the Shelf Good and Bad Behavior Ideas: Hey mom! See also these encouraging Elf on the Shelf Behavior Ideas. Santa’s helpers have many ways they can help and this blog post is your resource of recommendations and ideas!
Christmas Elf on the Shelf Countdown Ideas
And don’t forget everyone’s favorite elf. Santa’s little helper is a popular activity that parents and kids both love each holiday season.
In fact, if you need creative Elf on the Shelf ideas, you can have the Elf on a Shelf deliver the countdown and naughty or nice list to make it even more fun!
Don’t have an Elf on a Shelf yet? Here’s what you need to know about Santa’s helpers!
Elf Countdown Examples
Take a look at these fun Elf on the Shelf blog ideas and how you can incorporate your free countdown printable into your daily Elf ideas.
- Elf on the Shelf Cereal Countdown
- Elf on the Shelf Toilet Paper Countdown
- Elf on the Shelf Advent Calendar
- Elf on the Shelf Chalkboard Calendar Craft
Let’s use our Christmas count down free printable and put together a fun Elf on the Shelf countdown calendar.
Tip! Parents, don’t forget this Elf on the Shelf calendar for planning your own Elf ideas until Christmas!
- The Elf on the Shelf Doll
- Cardstock or regular printer paper
- Christmas countdown calendar printable PDF file
- Picture frame or laminator / laminator sheets
- Dry erase marker
Access our free download in the Elf printable library. Download the Christmas countdown and naughty and nice list.
Print the printable set at home (or at an online print shop.)
Laminate both sheets so that you are able to use them with dry erase markers.
You and your child keep track of the days until Christmas.
Talk about good and bad behavior in an encouraging way and keep track of the naughty and nice list.
This list can also come from Santa in a special envelope one time a few days before Christmas with your child’s names listed under nice.
These free Christmas countdown and Santa’s naughty or nice list printables are really cute and they help to bring a little excitement and joy to you and your kids. They might even keep your kid’s behavior in check as they work hard to make sure the department of Christmas affairs keeps them on Santa’s nice list. He is watching, you know!
Elf on the Shelf Printables
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Free Elf on the Shelf Countdown Printables
Use this fun Naughty or Nice List printable plus free Christmas Countdown calendar printable with or without your Elf doll. This is available in our Elf on the Shelf free printable library!
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Elf on the Shelf Resources
At Frugal Coupon Living, our goal, to create an easy Elf on the Shelf season for you. This is not our first year of having an Elf in the home. With over eight years of Elf ideas, we have created a rather large Elf on the Shelf fan club full of new Elf on the Shelf ideas. These Elf on the Shelf resources are all you need to create the best Elf ideas.
What is Elf on the Shelf?
Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas Tradition. The tradition has a book and a elf doll. The book is poetic and in rhyme sharing the purpose of the Elf’s visits. The Elf visits each Thanksgiving. He/She goes and returns from the North Pole each evening. Every morning he can be found in a new location in the house. The Elf has been found in the refrigerator, fishing in the toilet, writing messages on the mirror or hanging from the lights. It is VERY IMPORTANT, the Elf is not touch each evening or his Christmas magic will be lost! Each family is able to name their special elf. The elves return to their home (Santa’s North Pole Work shop) every Christmas Eve. An Elf’s Story can also be found on DVD.
More Helpful Elf on the Shelf Links
Some call Frugal Coupon Living the biggest resource for all things Elf on the Shelf. While we don’t want to brag, we will. We have move our red little North Pole friend for year after year. We have created plenty of free printables, must have resources, inspirational Elf links and more. Use us at a platform to keep your sanity through the entire Christmas season.
Use the helpful Elf on the Shelf links to come up with create ideas, grab free printables, and answer Elf on the Shelf Questions.
- Elf on the Shelf Ideas – a Starter guide to all things elf including some of our top post ideas and Elf on the Shelf digital downloads.
- Largest List of Elf on the Shelf Ideas – Now over 600 Elf on the Shelf ideas. New ideas added daily during November and December.
- Elf on the Shelf Questions and Answers – Are you just beginning with an Elf? Could you use a refresher of all the Elf rules. Take a look at frequently asked elf on the shelf questions to get started. You will immediately be an Elf expert.
- Free Elf on the Shelf Printables – Sign up for our emails and grab these free Elf digital downloads to help you during the Elf season. Includes an Elf calendar, notes, Elf coloring pages, encouraging ideas and more.
- DIY Bendable Elf on the Shelf – Want your Elf to do all sorts of positions. This is an easy no-sew bendable Elf on the Shelf tutorial.
- Elf Shop with Digital Downloads – This is one of the best Elf shops full of printable resources to perfect the holiday season.
- Elf on the Shelf Emails with New Ideas Daily – Each day we will write you with a new Elf on the Shelf idea as well as links to Elf on the shelf resources and sometimes hidden coupon codes and freebies!
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