Last week I got a surprise box of goodies from DaySpring. So fun! I LOVE DaySpring!
DaySpring has some great new products but my favorite was this 12 Day Holiday Countdown calendar.
There is a drawer at the bottom of the calendar that holds the tiles for each of three holidays: Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. Based on the number written on each tile you place it in the corresponding number drawer in the countdown. The numbered drawers are big enough that you could also add candy or other small surprises if you wanted to.
The tiles are perfect for preschoolers. I am so excited to use the Holiday Countdown with Levi. One side has a picture and the other side has a sentence stating what you are focusing on that day. For Thanksgiving, each day states something you are thankful for.
There is also a story book that goes along with the Holiday Countdown.
The picture on the tile matches the picture on the corresponding story page. Again, the storybook is perfect for preschoolers. There is a verse to read, a truth or something to pray for that day, and a question to ask your child.
When you are done with each day you slide the drawer back in with the scene facing out that coordinates with the current holiday. When you reach the end of the countdown you will have a completed scene. This is what the scene looks like for Thanksgiving.
Isn’t that great?! I love how simple it is…but I especially love how it will help me guide my children to focus on Truth during the upcoming holiday season. And the best thing is I don’t have to make anything! I am all prepared and ready to be more intentional with my kids as Thanksgiving approaches…that is a miracle! 🙂
I am so excited to share a special offer from DaySpring with you. Right now the 12 Day Holiday Countdown is on sale for $15, usually $24.99. That is a pretty great price already, but they are offering a special deal just for my readers! Use the code AdventSpecial to get 50% of the sale price. That means you can snag the 12 Day Holiday Countdown for just $7.50. The coupon code is valid for one week and will expire on November 6th. And don’t forget if you spend $50 you qualify for free shipping. Thanks DaySpring!!
If you end up using this with your children, let me know. I’d love to hear how you like it!