Free Printable Santa Beard Countdown

Kids will love filling in Santa’s beard with pom poms or cotton balls on this free printable Santa beard countdown! No more “how many more days” questions!

Print out this fun template, and add it to your Christmas activities for preschoolers! Let the Christmas countdown begin!

Let the Christmas Countdown begin! In just a few weeks, we’ll put up our Christmas tree and bring all of the decorations up from the basement. Then, we’ll start planning our holiday festivities. 

Free Printable Santa Beard Countdown

Counting down to Christmas is so exciting! This preschool Christmas printable is the perfect hands-on way for your preschoolers to do that. Have your little ones glue a cotton ball on Santa’s beard each day.

Start at 24 and count down to 1. This should alleviate all the “how many more days until Christmas” questions your kids have. Not only is this activity the perfect way to countdown to Christmas, but your preschoolers will also work on some important skills. 

Focus on number recognition as your preschoolers identify the number they’re about to cover up with a cotton ball. They’ll focus on number order as they hunt for the next number in the counting sequence. They can count how many days they’ve covered and how many days are left. 

Fine motor skills will also get a little workout with this activity page. Your kids will work on their pincer grasp as they pick up individual cotton balls. If you use liquid glue, they’ll work on the muscles in their fingers as they squeeze the bottle of glue. 

Don’t you just love how one simple activity can do so much?


Here are some fun alternative countdown to Christmas resources. Most of them can be found at your local stores.

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Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about Christmas. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

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Bear Stays Up for Christmas (The Bear Books)The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (picture book edition)Christmas in the Big Woods (Little House Picture Book)


Bear Stays Up for Christmas – Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up—by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Meet the Herdmans—they lie, cheat, and love to give clonks on the head. They are, without a doubt, the worst kids in the history of the world. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.

Christmas in the Big Woods – Christmas has come to the Big Woods of Wisconsin! Laura and her family are excited to celebrate. When Laura’s cousins, aunt, and uncle arrive, they spend their time together eating sweets, playing in the snow, and reading. Their holiday celebrations are full of simple joys.

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