Any anticipated day, such as Thanksgiving, provides the perfect opportunity to count backwards. Look at a calendar with your child to determine how many days there are until Thanksgiving. Ask him to write that number on a piece of paper. The number should be large enough to be seen, but leaves enough room for all the remaining numbers to come. Each day, let your child cross off the number from yesterday and write one number less to show the new countdown to the big American feast. Display this countdown prominently on the refrigerator or wall for whole family fun.