Thursday, November 13, 2014

Countdown to Thanksgiving

We have loved using The Heroes and Heroines of the Past curriculum, so I was very excited to review Amy Puetz's book Countdown to Thanksgiving.

Amy Puetz, owner of Golden Prairie Press, publishes books that show history at its best and from a Christian worldview. It is her desire to "bring encouraging, uplifting, family friendly resources to Christan families and individuals." Audio books, cook books, books specifically for boys or girls, costume books for various time periods, curricula, and more--there's something for everyone. Most of the resources are e-books or digital downloads, but there are some options for printed books, as well.

Countdown to Thanksgiving is an 88-page book that is meant to help you create wonderful memories as your family grows closer together while learning about being thankful. The book is broken into daily sections that include a story and activity like a song, craft, game, recipe, skit and more. The lessons take about 30-45 to complete, so they can easily be added into the day. I love that most of the stories were written in the 1800s and early 1900s. My kids love listening to stories, and I try to incorporate older literature into our learning. This book is perfect for that.

I have greatly enjoyed reading through this book and have already learned things myself, like a pound of butter cost $0.20 in 1903, the pilgrims actually wore brightly colored clothing as opposed to the typically shown black and white, and the Farmer in the Dell game originated in 1916. 

Countdown to Thanksgiving can be used with any age group, but is recommended for ages 6-14. The PDF copy can be purchased for $17 and contains color illustrations. This is a great resource and one that I see us incorporating into our schooling every November. 

The countdown begins today, so make sure to grab your copy now!

*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this e-book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any other way.
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