While living in the moment may be admirable, there's oh-so-much enjoyment in counting down the days until a special event or holiday — especially when the countdown includes chocolate.
The folks at Countdown Cal, makers of the popular Halloween Countdown Calendar, have hit gold of a chocolatey sort again with their Easter Countdown Calendar Game.
This Easter version works much the same as the Halloween version, wherein kids get to open one flap a day for the fifteen days preceding Easter, beginning on March 16. Behind each flap is a crispy chocolate Easter treat made by the RM Palmer Company.
My grandsons loved the Halloween Countdown Calendar, and I look forward to sharing with them the Easter Countdown Calendars, one for each, thanks to free ones the Countdown Cal folks sent me. Opening the flap for each day before Halloween was a big thrill for both, and I'm sure the Easter version will be just as much fun.
Not only is there the candy treat for each day, there's an Easter mini picture on each flap for kids to find the matching picture in the garden scene printed on the back of the box.
Also on the back of the box is the "Countdown Pal" calendar for the kids to mark off each day they've opened a flap, ending on Easter Sunday.
The Easter Countdown Calendar has two educational components — counting down the days and spotting the objects from the flaps with those on the back — and make for a fun and tasty activity for kids anxiously awaiting Easter.
In addition, the Countdown Cal company offers various fundraising options for schools and charities.
Disclosure: I received free samples of the product. Opinions and anecdotes are my own.