Skip to main content

Christmas Countdown: ABC's

I know it's a bit early.......but,
 Merry Christmas!! 

A couple years ago (2010), I was trying to figure out a fun way to countdown to Christmas and discovered that the ABC's were a perfect way to do it! I wanted to post about this a few days early so if anyone wants to do this you'd have plenty of time to get stuff ready.
Here's the basic idea:

1. We decorated a letter each day with a picture of a Christmas word that goes with that letter.

2. We also did a fun activity that had to do with that Christmas word. (*optional)

3. After we completed each letter, I put them in a small photo album to make a Christmas ABC book we can look at each year! 

To Do:

1. Cut out, draw, or buy letters in uppercase or lowercase. (I used red punch-out letters that I got at the dollar store a while ago.)

2. Glue or tape each of the letters on a piece of paper. (I used 4x6 card-stock. As we decorate each letter, I'm going to put them in a 4x6 photo album so we have an ABC Christmas book!)

3. Using colored paper, cut out pictures for each Christmas word that your child can put together. (I used construction paper and paint samples because they are really vibrant colors.) For example, G is for Gingerbread (shown in picture below.) I cut out a gingerbread man and some things to put on him. LM simply put the gingerbread man together and then glued him on the G! It definitely will save time and energy having these all ready to go!

4. Put each letter and it's picture pieces in it's own little ziploc baggie. Organization = success! :)

5. Find a special place to put the letter for each day. I'm used the silver Christmas tin shown in the picture above. Each day LM looked in the tin and to find the baggie with the letter for that day. You could also hide the baggie with the letter somewhere in your house and have your child hunt for it!

6. (**OPTIONAL) If you want, you can also do an activity associated with that Christmas word. We had a variety of crafts, learning activities, games, and just fun stuff--all of which were pretty simple. And some of the letters didn't get an activity---due to the hectic nature of the Jolly season. :) 

Click HERE to see all the Christmas letter posts so you can see the activities we did with most of the letters. :) 

Here is our list of Christmas ABC's. Feel free to change any words you'd like to use:

ABC's of Christmas:

A - Angel 

B - Bells

C - Candy Canes
D - Drums
E - Elf
F - Family
G - Gingerbread
H - Holly
I - Ice Skates
J - Jesus
K - Kindness
L - Lights
M - Mittens
N - Nativity
O - Ornament
P - Presents
Q - Quilt
R - Reindeer
S - Snowman
T - Tree
U - Unwrapping
V - Village
W - Winter
X - Xylophone
Y - Yummy
Z - Zzzzzzz.....

And since there are 25 days to Christmas and 26 letters in the Alphabet, you could either do 2 letters on one of the days, or start a day early, or do the day after Christmas too. Either way, it will be a fun way to celebrate and learn the abc's each day until Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.


Tracy Wellmann said…
Adorable! =) Thanks for sharing Linda!!


Popular posts from this blog

Crafts & Activities for BOYS!

It can sometimes be tricky to find crafts and learning activities that will capture a little boy's attention span. Believe me, I know! I have 3 little boys and so many of our crafts and activities are along themes of things that little boys often love! Cars, Trucks, Planes, Bugs, Dinosaurs, Legos, Sports, Animals, Space, etc. So here is our collection of tried and true crafts and activities for boys! 
(P.S. And don't worry, I also have 2 little girls, and can verify that each of these are also 100% girl approved too!)

And if you are wondering where to get SUPPLIES for these crafts and activities, check out this post! You can get pretty much anything you need to make these crafts and activities and more all on Amazon. Like Craft foam, Construction paper, Paint, and so much more.

Click on a picture to see that post. Or click HERE to see all of these posts.

Build a Dinosaur!

Our recent theme for Preschool@Home was DINOSAURS! This is a great (and super easy) activity for helping kids learn and recognize shapes
(This game is also a great way for preschoolers to learn!) 
This Dinosaur building activity uses craft foam, which means it can be used over and over again! And the possibilities are truly endless.
Or use some glue on the shapes and it could also become a one-of-a-kind dinosaur craft! No matter how you use it, this simple dinosaur activity will produce some very unique prehistoric creatures!

Supplies: Green craft-foam (The foam is perfect because it is very durable for little hands. Check out this huge pack of craft foam for a great price on Amazon! Scissors

Prep Work:

Using the craft foam, cut out the following shapes:  1 big half-circle1 medium triangle1 medium square1 medium circle3 small rectangles3 small long triangles3 small squares4 small triangles3 small circles

How to Play: Lay out all the shapes and show your child how to build a dinosaur. You can …

Father's Day Goodie Bags

Check out this super cute Father's Day Gift! These goodie bags are so easy to make and can be filled with treats, notes, or any kind of fun surprise for Daddy!

Supplies: Brown paper lunch sacksScrapbook paper (Check out our post on an AMAZING deal for scrapbook paper packs on Amazon!)ScissorsGlueTape
Here's what you do: Using scrapbook paper, cut out a tie shape, and glue it onto your bag.(Before doing the next step, fill your bag with the goodies of your choice.)
Similar to the Easy Father's Day Card we made (HERE), you simply cut 2 slits at the top of the bag that you fold over to look like the collar of a shirt. Secure them down with clear tape so that the bag can be opened by simply taking the tape off, like this:

And check it out! Here are some more great Father's Day gift ideas for Dad!

(this post contains affiliate links)