Christmas Countdown Gifts

To encourage kids to count the dates and tear paper with their fingers.

This paper tearing activity encourages children to count the calendar dates and use their fingers to hold a small corner of the paper, then tear the wrapping paper to see what’s in the gift every day until Christmas. Let’s do it.

What you’ll need

  • Cutter Knife
  • Glue Stick

How to Set Up

  1. Print the Chanafavors printable file.
  2. On the sheet with the items, glue outside the perimeter of the items and stick the sheet with the gift boxes on top.
  3. Cut the paper along the marked positions with a cutter. Fold all the corners of the paper.

How to play

  1. Place the paper in front of your child. Ask your child for the date and point to the number on the gift. See the calendar if necessary.
  2. Invite them to hold the corner of the paper and tear the wrapping paper apart to see what’s inside the gift. Talk about the gift details.
  3. Repeat the process on the next day until Christmas.


Adult supervision is required for any activity presented by CHANA and Chanafavors.

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