Ever since Halloween finally came and went last week, my four-year-old has asked me numerous times, “When is it time for Hanukkah?” So, since last year’s printable Hanukkah countdown calendar was such a hit, I decided to make a new version for this year. Since this year Hanukkah overlaps with Thanksgiving, I decided to embrace the fall colors to help your little ones count down the anticipation in the days leading up to Hanukkah (or Thanksgivukkah as so many are calling it). Unlike last year, I couldn’t make chai (18) to Hanukkah work thanks to the calendar configuration but it’s designed for you to start counting down on Sunday, November 10th.
Once again using Microsoft Publisher and some fun graphics from Maree Truelove on etsy, here is this year’s Countdown to Hanukkah Calendar for your printing pleasure! For 2013, I opted to print mine on some slightly textured off-white cardstock and decided to print the stickers on clear inkjet labels so the candles will show through the numbers. But, as I mentioned last year, you could also print on paper and just use tape, a glue stick or even print on magnet paper.
If you are still looking for a calendar/treat holder for Hanukkah itself to add to your decor, I came across a cute new one at PBK Kids. If we didn’t already have two, it would certainly be on my wish list:
Hope you have as much fun counting down the days as we do!