01-07-2009, 01:15 PM
Community Rank: Traveler
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New York
I went to Home Depot and picked up about 20 mickey paint chips in different colors. I then got a foam poster board and some double sticking velcro fasteners at the craft store.
I labled the top of the board "Countdown to Disney" , I wrote the numbers 20 down to 1 on each mickey chip and fastened them to the board with the velcro in a calendar-like layout.....I used five across and four down, so I ended up with four rows of five.
I then wrote my daughter's name one side on the bottom and my son's name on the other and decorated each "side" with Disney stickers.....princesses for her, cars for him.
Starting 20 days prior, they got to take off one marker per day which I then stored in a ziploc sandwich bag. I chose 20 as it was close enough to the vacation to make it truly fun for the kids to do and not so far away that I would get sick of hearing "Can I do the calendar? Can I? Can I?"