Deployments for military families are hard. Perhaps a fun countdown may help the situation. It’s a visual reminder of how far you’ve come, and how far you’ve got to go.
Free Patriotic Deployment Countdown Chain Link Printables
Kids enjoy making these popular paper chain crafts and now military kids can apply it to a deployment countdown.

These chain links says “hero” so they could be applied to policeman, firefighters, any first responders, or perhaps the hero in your life.


  1. Print on regular 8.5 x 11 paper
  2. Use scissors or a paper trimmer like this to cut out the strips
    1. *leave the white margin on one or both of the left and right sides.*
  3. Use glue or tape to attach the ends together (use the white margins)
  4. Link them together to build the paper chain
  5. As you count down, tear off one chain at a time.

These printable chain links can be found in the Freebie Library. Click below to access.


Army Soldier Chain Link
Navy Sailor Chain Link
Marine Corps Chain Link

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