I added a "countdown" board next to the big bulletin board so that kids can see how many days are left before the show. I always do this. It helps kids remember and as we count down they get more excited and feel more responsibility to make sure they're ready. Totally easy to change as well. I got smart after a year or so of doing this and instead of stapling up papers every day I just got sheet protectors and can slide in individual numbers each day.
The finishing touch was the banner inside the hula hoop to make it look like one more huge smiley face. It totally stumbled upon this idea but I LOVE IT! So much fun when kids realize that the words make a smiley too. :D
And now, I'm even more excited for the program! Woohoo!