Free Stocking Christmas Countdown Craft Printable

Stocking Cotton Ball Countdown Activity

free Christmas stocking countdown printable activity


Christmas is one of the most exciting times of the year with a lot of things to do. Keeping track of the days until Christmas is a great way to maintain that Christmas spirit and joy. This free stocking Christmas Countdown Printable is a great way count down the days until Santa comes to visit!

This free Christmas Stocking Countdown activity is a great way for preschoolers and kindergarteners to practice their fine motor skills and counting skills throughout the month of December.

Grab this adorable Christmas printable today!

Stocking Christmas Countdown

This Stocking Christmas countdown is like a little Advent calendar for the holiday season.

Did you know that the first advent calendar was created in Germany in the 19th and 20th centuries out of paper and wood? Lutherans were the first to use them, and then it spread to other denominations.

Nowadays, advent calendars come in many different shapes, sizes, and mediums.

Today’s freebie is paper-based and ready for all to enjoy.

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Stocking Christmas Countdown Activity

This countdown activity is different than most you’ll find on the web because it’s in black and white.

Why would I do this? Because I wanted an extra layer of creativity added to this activity. By doing so, your kids will get a chance to practice their creativity and be able to color the stocking any way they want.

I think that this is important because it makes the activity more engaging, provides more of a creative spin on this craft project, and gives it a nice personal touch.

If you’re using these in your classroom, it’ll be fun to see all the different ways your students will choose to decorate them.

Putting Together the Christmas Stocking Countdown Printable

To make the Stocking Christmas Countdown craft, you’ll need a few supplies:

  • a copy of the free printable
  • glue (glue bottle works best)
  • cotton balls
  • coloring supplies (crayons, markers, or colored pencils)
free stocking countdown christmas printable

After downloading and printing this free printable, grab your favorite coloring supplies and color in the stocking parts that do not have numbers on them. This is because the numbers are where the cotton balls are going to be glued.

For this Christmas countdown printable, I highly recommend using both cotton balls and colorful pompoms! See the reference picture below.

The pompoms will add a mor colorful touch than just using cotton balls.

coloring Christmas stocking countdown printable

On December 1st the countdown begins. You’ll locate the number 24 on the printable (look at the top of the stocking), and place some glue on top of the number 24. Afterwards, press a cotton ball or pompom into the glue to secure.

Continue to glue a cotton ball or pompom on each day of the countdown to make the stocking beard.

gluing cotton balls and pompoms on Christmas countdown printable

On Christmas Eve, the stocking will be ready for Santa to come visit your house and leave some goodies!

Free Stocking Christmas Countdown Printable PDF

To download this free Christmas Stocking Countdown activity, simply fill out the form below and your PDF will be delivered directly to your inbox (easy peasy!).

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All activities to be done with adult supervision.

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Free Stocking Christmas Countdown Printable For Kids

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