We are homeschoolers so you know we turn everything into an opportunity to learn! This is not just a family vacation but school in another part of the world. In order to prepare the kids and also to have a fun way to count down the days until we leave I created a countdown chain and scrapbooks for the kids.
Every day someone will take a link off the chain and read instructions written inside. There will be something to do, read, taste or research pertaining to Sri Lanka. The kids will have a chance to start putting information into their scrapbooks which they will also take with them to document their adventures. Hopefully we will have fun, learn lots and avoid the the inevitable questions of "how many days until we leave? " or "Are we going today?"