Kindergarten Countdown

It’s hard to believe that John will be heading off to Kindergarten next month.  NEXT MONTH.  Yikes!

Around these parts, we count down to all of the things littles look forward to… Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, you get my drift.  So it’s only fitting that we’d count down to the day the PCP first steps foot on that big yellow bus.  *wipes tear from eyes* In the vein of schooling and learning, I developed an alphabet based Kindergarten Countdown of activities for the twenty-six days before the first day of classes.

And in the event that you can’t read mine above, here are our activities by letter of the alphabet:

fly paper airplanes
pick up shells at the beach
catch lightening bugs
decorate cookies
explore the creek
go fishing
lie in the grass and look at stars
play hop scotch
make and eat ice cream
bake pie in a jar
breakfast at Krispy Kreme
Learn to tie your shoes
roast marshmallows
go on a nature walk
open a lemonade stand
picnic at the playground
paint a masterpiece with Q-Tips
ride bikes
learn the electric slide
tie-dye a t-shirt
read under a tree
tend to our vegetable garden
have fun in the water
X marks the spot pirate adventure
learn to yo-yo
use the zip-line

I have a couple of weeks before we start but figured I’d share it with y’all now in case you want to play along.  There’s no reason not to send the littles back to school with twenty-six days worth of fun filled memories in the coffer!

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8 thoughts on “Kindergarten Countdown

  1. My hats off to you! You come up with the cutest ideas and plans for your family. I really enjoy reading your blog.

  2. My baby is starting kindergarten in September. Time really flies, doesn't it? I love your list – you come up with the cutest things. It is obvious you really enjoy being a mom! You are making some great memories for your boys.

  3. Coming over from Sun Scholars and wanted to tell you how I thought this idea was fabulous! I am pinning this on Pinterest so I can remember to do this next year before my 4 year old enters Kindergarten.

    Your blog seems like so much fun, I am following now and can't wait to explore it more. I hope you will stop by my blog to say hello and follow back. :)

  4. My oldest "baby" starts Kindergarten next month too :( I LOVE your idea! My Lil diva is feeling a bit apprehensive about starting school and I think this would be a way to make the days leading up to it – fun! I plan to sit down with her & come up with the ideas together and hopefully that will make her look forward to them! :) Thanks so much for sharing this – I am inspired! :)

    Want to invite you to stop by & link up to the Sunday Showcase – our weekly child centered linky party –


  5. This is adorable! We love countdowns in my house, too. This is such a great idea.

    Happily following from the Sunday Showcase. I would love it if you would follow back. Stop by my blog and say hi! :)


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