Native Texan Livin': Carnival Cruise Countdown Calendar

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Carnival Cruise Countdown Calendar

♫♪♫♪ If they could see me now, out on a fun ship cruise, 
eating fancy food & doing what we choose... ♫♪♫♪

Surely I'm not the only one that remembers that song, right?  Well, we're not quite there yet, but we will be eating that fancy food in just over 2 weeks!  So, in order to get the kids more into "cruise mode" we decided to make a countdown calendar.  I did some googling & pinteresting for some ideas but they were pretty sparse for a cruise countdown calendar.  There's mostly Disney stuff out there, so we decided to piece-meal it.

We started with a picture I found on the internet of a Carnival cruise boat.  I added "Carnival Magic" and "Days til our summer vacation" the pic before we printed it.  I trimmed off all the excess & had the girls glue it onto a white piece of cardstock.

Izzy & Maggie cut the 6 sheets of paper into 4 equal strips.  Let's put our cutting skills to work!  They used wavy scissors but Maggie was having difficulty with it, so we switched her to regular scissors.

Once all the strips were cut, the girls stapled the loops thru each other to make a chain.  We went with red, white & blue pattern to follow along with Carnival's colors.

After we connected the girls chains, Izzy wrote numbers on each loop to mark the days we have left.

We tacked the loops to the wall & then tacked the cruise pic on top of it.  Since I have 3 girls, each girl will be in charge of taking off a different color.  Maggie: Red, Izzy: White, Becca: Blue.  Yes, even the 16 year old wants to get in on the action. (She just wasn't here when we made this project.)

I can't wait til we rip off that #1!!!

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