Ever since we celebrated Little Bug’s birthday at the end of August, I’ve heard a familiar chant each day… “Halloween is next!”. Although we’ve enjoyed Halloween the last couple of years, this seems to be the first year that she’s really into it. In recent weeks, we’ve been talking about how to decorate the house, Halloween craft projects to make and practicing our “Trick or Treat” for Halloween night.
It’s been hard to explain to Little Bug that Halloween is still over a month or 31 days away. She always wakes up thinking it is today (despite the fact that we still haven’t decorated, finished our costumes or really made any crafts yet!). To help her countdown the remaining days, I designed a Free Printable Halloween Countdown Calendar. Each day is shown with a pumpkin. When you get to the pumpkin patch at the bottom, Halloween will really be here!
Just download your Free Printable Halloween Countdown Calendar and print out onto medium to heavy white cardstock. To display, you can simply hang it on the refrigerator like we did for the kids to mark off each day. Use a fun marker, pen or even let them add a Halloween sticker to cover the pumpkin. (Stickers are considered gold in our house and this was my favorite choice.)
If you would like to get fancy, I have seen these calendars placed in pretty frames. The days can be then marked off with a dry erase marker. Unfortunately, we have nowhere to display such a crafty project, so we’re sticking with our refrigerator. Plus, I wasn’t really in the mood to dig out a frame… But, it’s a great idea and might work well for your space.
You can download your Free Printable Halloween Countdown Calendar here. And don’t forget, October 1st is next WEDNESDAY, so you’ll need to print it out and hang it up by then!
Be sure to check back next Friday for our new weekly free printable! And one more quick note, if you’re planning a pumpkin inspired party be sure to stop by our shop for some fun pumpkin themed invitations. They’re such a sweet way to announce an October themed celebration.