Monday, May 20, 2013

Count Down To Vacation

Beach vacation is a big deal in our house. We have been blessed enough this year and last, to get to go twice each year. Once, for a few days, in May and once, for a week, in August. May vacation is right around the corner and now that we have locked in Papa's days off, Bunny and I have started a countdown. I actually stole this idea from an advent calendar I saw on Pinterest. I thought it would work great for beach countdown as well.

We took envelopes (you could also use paper bags or something similar), numbered them, decorated them, and filled them with little things that are beach related.


A seashell necklace making kit

A manicure in the making and lip balm

And a shovel to paint with glitter

We hung them on a string with clothespins.
Each day, after morning chores, Bunny takes down an envelope, and we talk about the number on it and how many more days are left. Then she gets to open it up and enjoy what is inside.

It is so fun and a great way to count down to vacation.


  1. How fun! My kids love countdowns and this one is so cute. Thanks for sharing at the After School Party. Hope the beach is wonderful!

  2. Aww what a lovely Idea! I will definitely remember this for our next beach vacation :) xxx

  3. Love your ideas. We are counting down to vacation, too!

  4. What a cute idea? Are you passing by near me? If so, wanna meet up?

    1. Someday surely we will be at OIB together! We travel at night so the girlies can sleep.

    2. Well that makes sense. We'll be going the last week in July, so we're getting closer!

    3. And we will be back the last week in August! lol

  5. Such a sweet idea.

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty.


  6. Oh this is such a great idea! Our vacation is coming up too, and we will be hitting the beach also!!!! WOO HOO Can't wait! My oldest asks me everyday if we are going to the beach yet, this will get her to stop asking (well stop asking as much anyway) Thanks for sharing on We Made That!

  7. What a wonderful idea!! I love it!! Thank you for sharing on Sharing Saturday!!