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President's Day Crafts, Activities, and Printables

President's Day Activities, Crafts for preschool and kindergarten

President's Day Preschool and Kindergarten Activities, Games, and Crafts.

Children celebrate President's Day by learning about the lives of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington through felt stories, rhymes, literacy activities, money concepts, games, and more. Children will learn why President Lincoln is called "Honest Abe," hear the legend of George Washington and the Cherry Tree, count the number of pennies in a dollar, sing songs, make patterns from top hats and powdered wigs, and imagine what they would do if they had the chance to be president someday.

Samples of our president's day preschool and kindergarten activities, crafts, and games available inside our KidsSoup Resource Library:

Crafts

 
Lincoln and Washington Puppets
 
George Washington Artwork
 
Abraham Lincoln Craft

Activities and Lessons

 
George Washington's wig, -ig Family Word
 
George Washington and the Cherry Tree Felt Song
 
Washing Coins in the Water Table

Math

 
Cash Register
 
Top Hat and Wig Patterns
 
Saving Money 1 - 100

Science and Exploration

 
Copper Pennies Science Activity

Games

 
President's Day Bingo
 
Piggy Bank Board Game
 
Adding Cents Bingo

Movement

 
Washing Coins in the Water Table

Booklets and Other

 
President's Day Activities and Games
 
Who's on that Coin? Story Book
 
President's Day Word Wall

Worksheets

 
The White House Coloring
 
Song of Sixpence Draw and Count
 
Quarter George Washington Coloring
Free President's Day Activities, President's Day Books, and Printables

Abraham Lincoln and George Washington names are irrevocabley linked in the minds of most children. Learn about the lives of these two patriotic figures.

George Washington: American Hero

George Washington Facts

Abraham Lincoln

Learn about the Life of Abraham Lincoln (Video)

Abraham Lincoln Wikipedia

 

President's Day Printables
George Washington Printables Abraham Lincoln Printables The White House coloring page Money quarter printable  

Quarter Poster

 

 

Who is our President?

Ask children if they know who the president is. Share some of the president's background, where he/she grew up, and some interesting facts about his/her childhood. Look at a picture of the president and his/her family. Let children draw a picture of the president.

Where does the President Live? Explain to children that while president he/she and his/her family live in Washington in a special house. The house is called the White House. Find Washington, D.C. on a map and explain that it was named after George Washington. Look at some pictures of the White House and share some of its history.

www.whitehouse.gov

 

Coins and Money

Hold a brief discussion about how important people in a country's history are often honored by having their faces imprinted on coins or paper used for money. With a magnifying glass look at a penny, a nickel, a dime, a quarter, a dollar coin, and a dollar bill so that children can examine them more closely. Initiate a discussion about the color, characteristics, and value of the coins.

Dollar Bill Object Hunt Hand out a dollar bill to each child and let children look at them and describe what they see on the bill. Call out an object children have to find on the bill: eagle, number, pyramid, letters, etc.

Coin Rubbings Give each child a sheet of white paper, a coin, colored chalk or crayons, and let them create a design of coin rubbings.

Penny Cleaning Fill a jar half full of water. Add 1 tablespoon salt and 4 tablespoon white vinegar. Let children add about 10 dirty pennies to the jar and let it sit for 3 minutes. Then take the pennies out, rinse with water, and let children dry the pennies with a clean towel. The children will be amazed how shiny the pennies are after the bath.

President's Day Rhyme

George Washington was the first president,

For freedom he led soldiers up the hill.

We can find his picture on the quarter,

And also on the one dollar bill.

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president,

We see him on our money.

His picture's on the $5.00 bill,

And also on our penny.

President's Day Books for Preschool and Kindergarten

Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who
Loved Books

Celebrating President's Day:
What Is a President? 

Duck for President  If I Were President
Presidents' Day
(Rookie Read-About Holidays)
Presidents' Day
(First Step Nonfiction)

The Story of Abraham Lincoln

Story of George Washington
 
Presidents' Day A Picture Book of George Washington
(Picture Book Biography)
A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln
(Picture Book Biography)
 

 

 

 

 

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