You don't have to buy the expensive Christmas countdown signs at the store, you can print a free one and have your kids make it into an art project as well! Every day starting December 1st, have the kids glue on a cotton ball or white pom poms work better! When it's Christmas eve the whole beard should be covered and the kids will know Christmas morning is soon arriving!
You can get the printable Christmas countdown santa beard here. It will print and take up a whole sheet of printer paper.