I have been doing a countdown for my kiddos for a few years now, and we always start at 40 days out from Disney. Here is my list of one of our earlier (it might actually be the earliest) 40 Days til Disney. I have to apologize, because it is written backwards. I have no idea why, but I guess because I just printed it out and cut the strips of paper out for them to get one a day, and it didn’t matter what order it was in. ???? I will elaborate on the Mickey Mondays, as I try to focus on a different one each Monday in my blog. If you have questions, please ask in the comment section.
Backwards 40 Days Til Disney:
1 Disney Dining: Have Mickey Mouse waffles or pancakes for breakfast because…Today’s the day!! We’re taking off for Florida! LET’S GO!!
2 Take a magic carpet ride, pretending to soar high in the sky!
3 Watch a Donald Duck short on DVD
4 Mickey Monday: You are invited to an Under the Sea party! Nemo & Ariel (dinner:seafood, seaweed (asparagus)and coral (spiral mac & cheese with goldfish crackers on top)
5 craft: Make a Pluto Keychain for Daddy so he can use it to drive to Florida! Family.com (Shrinky Dinks)
6 Play Cinderella’s Enchanted Slipper Game
7 Disney Dining Jiminy Cricket: Grasshopper pie
8 Play Disney Scene it!
9 Is the shoe a perfect fit? Pretend you’re Cinderella and try on Mom and Dad’s shoes!
10 Be Goofy and have a backwards day! (this was kind of a flop)
11 Mickey Monday: Alice would like to invite you to an Unbirthday tea party…for dinner! (dinner: Mini meat pies, salad, cake, pumpkin chai tea that we got at Epcot last visit)
12 craft: create Rapunzel Shrinky Dink charms (familygo.com)
13 Pooh movie
14 Chip & Dale: have a campfire for dinner and S’mores
15 game : Disney Monopoly, Minnie Puzzle (for the little guy)
16 Don’t sleep in a tree like Dumbo did, but do wear your Disney pajamas to bed tonight! The next time you’ll wear them will be at Disney World!
17 Disney Dining: Beauty & the Beast and The Princess & the Frog: French Quarter Beignets
18 Mickey Monday: Lion King Evening (dinner: Chicken (“tastes like chicken”, wrapped in cheese and bacon (for the scene with pumba dancing the hula) and little trees of Life (broccoli). For dessert, we made and decorated caramel apples with reeses pieces to make them look like lions.)
19 Daisy: read a book about Daisy Duck
20 (cousins here) craft :3 caballeros__Paper plate sombreros (plates, plastic cup, glue, pom poms, markers, yarn to hold it on your head.)
21 (cousins here) Disney Dining: Mulan: Chinese food for dinner
22 movie peter pan
23 Play Princess Memory. You get double the points if you collect Snow White pairs.
24 Get ready for Toy Story Mania by playing the game on the Wii!
25 Mickey Monday: Incredibles Celebration ( leftovers would have been good, but I can’t remember what we did end up having) We played a secret identity game which involved using mustaches, eyebrows and things like that which I cut out of foam)
26 Throw Darts and pretend you are Princess Merida or her little brothers!
27 Disney Dining: Seven Dwarves: Make an apple pie like Snow White
28 movie: Aladdin
29 craft day: J: sew a Mary Poppins bag and B: paper Kite
30 Play Monster’s Inc Life
31 Have a Sleeping Beauty Spa Day, facials & cucumbers, foot soak, watch movie
32 Mickey Monday: Toy Story Night (Pizza) (Will printed out Pizza Planet covers for the boxes)
33 Have a Cars race! (with matchbox cars)
34 movie: Bug’s Life
35 game night : Trivia board game
36 Create your own “ inator” like Dr. Doofenshmirtz out of recyclables
37 Make a pirate medallion like Captain Jack Sparrow has for you to wear with your pirate costume (Family.com)
38 Disney Dining: Mickey Oreo treats (half dip regular oreos in chocolate (red if you want) and use chocolate as “glue” for his mini oreo ears. Place 2 white dots on his red “pants” )
39 Mickey Monday: The Three Caballaros Fiesta (Mexican food, Mexican music, décor of things we have collected through the years, play “Donde esta Donald?” by hiding a little Donald for them to find. Lastly, watch the movie)
40 Get your Duffy bears and snuggle up for the Duffy Story.