We have less than two weeks around here before we start the running around, routines, lunch, homework and so much more. To give the boys a better idea of "when does school start?" I made this paper chain for them to tear each day and have a visual of how many days they have left before THE day.
I used scraps of paper of about 5-6 in. long for each. Next time I'll use longer strips. As you can see the chain came out a bit tight. I didn't really measure the width of the strips, just kind of eye-balled it. I used a plain old glue stick to attach each strip. For the sign I used a find from after Halloween sales and wrote "Back to School" in chalk. I attached the chain to the sign using glue dots.
Do you have any creative ways to get the kids ready for back to school?