We started the countdown with donuts for breakfast with 7 days to go…
With 6 days left, we had a sleep over and movie in mommy and daddy’s room. It was fun for her but so very precious to me. I loved cuddling with my sweet girl thinking about how quickly time has flown by and how my little baby would be starting kindergarten in a few short days.
5 days and counting… We surprised her with bath time fun! I went to the dollar store and picked up 7 packs of glow sticks. Each pack had 4 – 6 sticks in it so the tub was full of light. She had so much fun that bath time took twice as long as normal!
We had one last surprise for Lovebug on the first day of school. We decorated the bathroom mirror with encouraging notes using dry erase markers and filled the bathroom with helium balloons. We just wanted to start her day off with a smile on her face. And boy did she ever!
Lovebug loves school and was already really excited about kindergarten. But, we wanted to create some fun memories leading up to the big day. When she thinks back on kindergarten, will she think about this countdown? Probably not. But, I know I will always remember it and the excitement on her face as she would ask what her surprise was for that day. So, maybe the countdown was more for me than for her. But, either way, we had some fun and made some lovely memories. So, it was worth it. In fact, it was so worth it that we will likely do a countdown to school every year going forward! 🙂
Here is the free printable for the Disney Store Alphabet Scavenger Hunt. Just right click and save to your computer. Then, open it in a word processing program, adjust the size, if necessary, and print.