I saw this wonderful idea in one of the wonderful facebook groups for piano teachers (this one). I am not sure who to credit with the original idea — I suppose it has been done many times by teachers in the past.
The idea is that when a student learns a Christmas piece, they get to add a paper strip to the chain.
I just started the chain this week with my students. I love how this is a collaborative (instead of competitive) project that allows the entire studio to participate. Our chain already reaches across the entryway of my studio!
It will be fun to see how long the chain gets by the time Christmas is over!