Happy Birthday, President Abe!
One of my favorite things to do when puzzling is theme puzzling. What is that you ask? Well, let me tell you! Theme puzzling is when you match the puzzle you are doing with whatever it is you are experiencing; whether its a Christmas puzzle during Christmas time, a spooky puzzle during Halloween, a movie themed puzzle while watching the Oscars, a Taylor Swift image while jamming to pop queen herself, or doing a football puzzle while watching the Super Bowl (Go Chiefs!). This month, I chose to theme my puzzles to one of my favorite presidents to honor his birthday… Abraham Lincoln!
This month we get to celebrate Presidents Day on February 19th, George Washington’s birthday on February 22nd, and my most favorite, Abraham Lincoln’s birthday! Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12th, 1809… he was an Aquarius. He was our 16th president and he served close to 4 years only to be cut short on April 15th, 1865 when he was assasinated by a Confederate sympathizer. He gave us the Emancipation Proclamation and he forever sits on his big pretty throne in the gorgeous and my forever favorite Washington DC.
I was super excited to cover Abraham Lincoln’s birthday for my blog and found the coolest puzzle to honor his special day. I swear, Puzzle Warehouse has a puzzle for every occasion! Look at this super cool Abraham Lincoln puzzle by Mchezo Puzzles! Was it easy? Nope! But boy was it super fun!
Mchezo Puzzles are really great quality with sturdy pieces, wonderful texture and thickness, and the fit is magical. I had the best time putting it together because sometimes I love a good challenge… especially if I get to spend time with one of my favorites. My absolute favorite part of the puzzle was the background where part of his speech was splashed in the most colorful and artistic way. I had to do that part first because this speech is one of my favorites of all time.
I could spend forever talking about Lincoln and how much I loved this puzzle, but I’m going to switch gears and talk to you about Presidents Day and an amazing puzzle I got to do by Galison How To Become President of the United States. You know, in case you ever want to run for president, I suggest you do this puzzle first to get a few pointers!
This Galison was so incredibly fun and educational to put together! The best part? It’s double-sided! You would think that would make the puzzle harder, but because each side was distinct, it made it easy to sort and not at all hard to put together. Plus, it's 500 pieces so that makes it manageable. Side one is glossy and covers the steps on how to become the President of the United States. There’s factoids, explanations, and it's presented in a colorful and fun way for adults and kids to learn while puzzling.
The second side of the puzzle is a matte finish with the image of Election Day and the Electoral college. This also has facts, meanings, and visuals teaching us important information about our government and our presidential election process. I am a huge advocate of learning through fun and I think this puzzle nailed both the fun and educational parts!
This month is full of learning opportunities for not just adults, but for kiddos too! So while they're off from school for Presidents Day, why not pull out a puzzle and have fun learning and teaching? I think this is an engaging way for adults and kids alike to enjoy this month with a fun puzzle and learn so much about our past presidents and learn about the election process, too. Puzzle Warehouse has so many images, in various piece counts, and styles of puzzles ranging from presidents, elections, to presidential monuments and historical images. The options and the styles are endless!
So tell me, who is your favorite president? Let me know in the comments. In the meantime, Happy Birthday, President Lincoln, Washington, and a Happy President’s Day to all and to all a good night.
Enjoyed this greatly as Abe was the topic of one of my papers in school. Read all the books in the library by 4th grade. You discovered a large number of puzzles of him. Excellent detection. From many stores? All the information: thank you for all of it!
Very fun! Teddy Roosevelt is my fave president!