It all started last Christmas when I made a tin advent calendar to countdown to Christmas. My kids loved counting down the days and having a special activity and treat to look forward to each day. After Christmas, I made a Valentine countdown and an Easter countdown.
Because the kids had so much fun with the holiday countdowns, I decided that it would be fun to have a countdown to their favorite day of the year – their birthday!
Follow the directions in the Easter countdown post to learn how to make this birthday countdown.
I designed it with traditional birthday colors so it is gender neutral and can be used for all family member’s birthdays.
Inside each magnetic tin is a note that says, “When I think about you, I think of…” with a word or statement that describes something special we love about the birthday girl. Each day, for two weeks before her birthday, she will open a magnet to see the nice message and get a chocolate treat as well.
I like to make birthdays feel grand! It’s a special day to celebrate just them and let them know how much you love them. When my daughter saw me working on this countdown, she kept peeking over my shoulder asking, “What are you doing?!” She gets really excited about the special details of parties and the holidays. I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!
I used a magnetic board I found at Amazon to display the tin magnets.
Birthday Countdown – Free Printable Download
Birthday Countdown Printable Numbers
When I Think of You… Free Printable
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I love this. I just pinned it, and I hope to do it with my kids. Thank you so much for making the fabulous printable. I will definitely link back to you with all the credit when I make it happen.
I love this too! I was thinking how cute it would be to have a countdown to a new baby’s arrival – Thanks for the idea!
Brittany @ Crafty Mischief says
What a fun idea! My daughter has a birthday coming up and this countdown would make her feel so special. Thanks so much for sharing!
These are awesome! You have some AWESOME printables and I love all your countdown ideas! We would love to invite you to join us on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know my readers will love all your kid friendly ideas! Have a great weekend!
I want to say thank you so much for sharing your wonderful, adorable CUTE ideas and printables. I just downloaded the Birthday, Halloween, Christmas, and Valentines countdowns…
Thank you so much!
You are so talented!
Love these countdowns but wanted to know if you had a Thanksgiving one? Where it prompted kids to something they were thankful for. Going to Hobby Lobby today to get materials for the advent Christmas one 🙂
I love this birthday countdown for my 3 almost 4 year old! Where would I get the tin magnets? Not having any luck finding it online. I started following you on Pinterest. Great ideas!