Santa's Beard Countdown to Christmas Calendar. Perfect for kids to work on fine motor & cutting skills. Maybe a snowman to countdown to winter/Christmas break. Or a flower or spring item with wavy lines for Spring break countdown.
Snowflake or Christmas ornament made out of noodles & spray paint (how to make christmas tree ornaments Christmas crafts for kids pasta -- spray painted gold, silver, or white or glittered would be pretty too).