[QUOTE=llama;1031068]We always used to do a Candy Jar Countdown. The kids would each decorate their jars with Disney stickers, etc. (one jar per kid saves a lot of fights). Then we’d fill the jars with the right amount of jelly beans, gummy bears, etc. whatever their choice was. Each day they’d eat a candy and when the jar is empty it’s time to go![/QUOTE]
I love this idea!!
We do a countdown calendar (one calendar/child) and each day the kids put disney stickers on it to count down. We usually go around April and we start our calendars every New Year. It helps the kids understand when our vacation will start and avoid the…“when are we going?”
I also look for park maps and let the kids look at the maps to plan what they want to see.
I’ve also found parade and fireworks clips on youtube to share with the kids to get the excitement up and I have a short-cut to Stacey’s Countdown on my desktop that the kids love to watch!!