December the first'til Christmas

December the first'til Christmas
Is the longest time of the year,
It seems as though old Santa
Never will appear.

How many days 'til Christmas?
's mighty hard to count,
So this little chain of paper
Will show you the exact amount.

Remove one link each day
As the sandman casts his spell,
And Christmas will be here
By the time you reach the bell.

Christmas Bell Countdown
Have each child trace and cut a bell shape.  Attach this poem to the center of the bell.  Add construction paper links to the bell and let the Countdown to Christmas begin!
Back to December
Little Star, shining bright

Little Star, shining bright
How many days 'til Christmas night?
Jesus' birthday will soon be here,
Thank you, God, for your Son so dear.

(I found this on a teacher chat board and thought it was wonderful! What a great poem for Sunday School!) Attach poem and links to a large star shape.

~Little Star~