My little guy is obsessed right now with Toy Story (all 3 of them) but most especially Woody. He's collected a few of the other characters, so he was excited be able to pick up a Woody doll on our next trip. A Woody themed countdown was perfect to get us ready.
I put my photoshop skills to use and created 4 different “Woody-esque” patterns to make the countdown chain. You can download to make your own countdown by clicking on the image. It is sized to be printed on 8.5x11inch paper. I chose Epson Matte Presentation Paper to print mine.
Print as many copies as you need for the number of days left until your trip. Cut the strips out and apart.
Fold each strip in half lengthwise (the long way). That assures you will have the pattern on the inside and outside of the loop.
Staple the loops together. For the sign at the top of our countdown chain I added an enlarged image of Woody from a book and the text using a font called Mesquite STD, but the sign is optional.
Note: It helps us if we make a tiny note of the date each loop should be removed. We don't have a special routine so we tend to get confused as to whether we've removed a loop that day or not. Additionally this time my little guy decided that if he removed the loops more quickly the trip would happen more quickly. I came home one day to find that there was only 1 day left instead of a week. LOL!