Paper chains are such a fun way to keep track of time. Shown is a chain calendar we made to keep track of the day of the week, month and date. We mark each with a clothes pin. For a chain that takes up less space, make a paper chain with only the days of the week. My children also enjoy countdown chains for special occasions or holidays. You can mark the date with a clothespin or tear off a link to bring you one day closer to the special day!