Kids Printable Christmas Countdown Calendar (Any Year)

Published:
December 2, 2021

Contributor:
Sara Dennis

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My young children love nothing better than using a Christmas countdown calendar. It’s become a fabulous family tradition the whole family enjoys. Get your own printable Christmas countdown calendar below.

Christmas Countdown Calendars

Free Printable Christmas Countdown Calendars

The goal of a Christmas countdown is to give kids a fun way to keep track of when Christmas Day will finally arrive. I print one up on December 1st. Then we mark off the days throughout the month of December.

The last day is often December 25th, when the kids finally get to open their presents.

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Ways to Countdown to Christmas

There are several ways you can count down until Christmas with your children. 

  • You can use a fun advent calendar that has children do random acts of kindness. Each square can mark a good deed.
  • Pick up a Lego Advent Calendar for kids that adore Legos.
  • Put up a Jesse tree in your house and decorate it with scriptures and homemade ornaments.

Why Use a Christmas Countdown Calendar?

Using a free printable Christmas countdown calendar is a simple way to countdown the days until Christmas and helps kids with counting skills. Instead of using counting printables in December, you can just use the countdown calendar.

You can use a DIY Christmas Advent calendar to teach your kids about the Christmas story. Try a Nativity theme to remind kids about the birth of Jesus. Add little treats to your calendar to help build the anticipation of Christmas.

Whatever you choose, counting down the number of days until Christmas is a special way to help teach your kids about the true meaning of Christmas.

Craft Supplies Needed for Christmas Countdowns

  • printer paper
  • double-sided tape
  • glue stick
  • pom poms
  • cotton ball
  • dot marker pens
  • stickers

Free Christmas Countdown Calendar Printables

Let the countdown to Christmas begin with these free Christmas Countdown Printables. You can even read Bible verses with your children before adding to the calendar each day. 

How Many Days Until Christmas

This fun Christmas activity begins on the first day of December. Print off the wreath and hang it on a bulletin board or the refrigerator. Then pick up colorful pom-poms or stickers to attach to the wreath each day. 

If you have several small kids, you might consider taking turns adding the pom poms or stickers to the page or printing up enough free printables for each child to have their own page. Keep filling in the wreath each day until Christmas Eve. 

wreath Christmas calendar printable
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Free Christmas Countdown Calendar

You’ll have so much fun when you print up this free printable Advent calendar for the month of December. Cover each square with the cute holiday decorations and animals. If you start the calendar on December 1st, you’ll cover the last square on December 25th. 

It’s such a special way to create the magic of Christmas in your children. When the calendar is full they will have an adorable countdown to display with the Christmas decor in your home.

christmas picture cut out squares
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Printable Christmas Countdown Calendar

This easy Advent calendar is a fun picture of a present. Pick up some pom poms or stickers at the dollar store to cover the calendar. 

You can fill in the calendar each evening after you watch a Christmas movie in your living room. Or you can fill in the calendar each morning when you wake up. Add a pom-pom to the calendar as you and your children are enjoying hot cocoa and a Christmas cookie.

Either way, the calendar is a special way to build anticipation in your children as they wait for the big day to arrive. If you do it each year, it will quickly become a treasure Christmas tradition your kids will adore.

christmas package countdown calendar
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Countdown Calendar to Christmas

This DIY Christmas Advent calendar includes an adorable image of a snowman in a snow globe. You’ll be able to print off a sheet with printable ornaments on it or small free printable cards to glue onto the countdown calendar.

There are 25 days on the calendar, so you’ll be able to start on December 1st and have a calendar that includes December 25th. 

Just think about how excited your kids will be to wake up on Christmas morning, run downstairs, and finish the countdown calendar before you begin opening up the presents. It’s an easy way to help your kids prepare for the holiday season this year and is so much fun for the whole family.

christmas countdown with snow globe
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How Many Sleeps until Christmas

This Christmas tree countdown calendar is  perfect to use if you want a fun way to keep track of how many sleeps until Christmas. You can print it up and hang it over the fireplace mantel or in the kitchen. Then decide what type of ornament you’d like to add to the tree.

You can pick up small stickers of candy canes or stick gold pom poms to the tree. Start by covering the number 25 at the bottom of the Christmas tree. Then each evening, have one of your children put a sticker on the next number. Your children will be able to see how many sleeps are left until Christmas!

christmas tree countdown
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How to Print Christmas Countdowns

There are several ways you can print off a printable Christmas Advent calendar. You can take the Christmas printables to your local print shop to print them.

Or you can print one or all of them up on regular printer paper. Once you have the DIY Advent calendars printed, hang them in your house.

Your entire family will love counting down the days until Christmas with this fun Christmas activity. 

More Christmas Crafts and Activities

Printable Christmas Countdown Calendar PDF

Print off our Instant Download Christmas Countdown calendars that you can use this December. They are undated so they can be used year after year. There is even a black and white option for kids who want to color! 

This pdf file is 12 pages and there are multiple options available so that your children can choose which type of countdown calendar they want to use. 

Christmas Countdown Calendars

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