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President's Day Crafts, Money Preschool Activities and Kindergarten Lessons and Printables

NEW February 2011: President's Day Preschool and Kindergarten Activities 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. They 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 activities and resources available inside our KidsSoup Resource Library:

George Washington activities and crafts

George Washington
Activities and Games

President's Day craft

George Washington

President's day coloring page

President's Day
Coloring Pages

Abraham Lincoln craft

Abraham Lincoln
Crafts and Activities

president's Day felt story and activities

Abraham Lincoln
Felt Story

President's day printables

President's Day
Activities, Printables

President's Day coloring page

President's Day
Writing Prompts

President's Day bingo game

President's Day
Bingo Game

President's day bingo game

Who's on that Coin?

president's day word wall

President's Day
Word Wall

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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 their lifes of these two patriotic figures.

George Washington: American Hero

George Washington's World for Kids

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  




Who is our President?

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

Where does the President Live?
Explain to children that while a person is president he and his 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.


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 magnifiing glass look at a penny, a nickel, a dime, a quarter, and a dollar coin, and dollar bill so that children can examine them more closely. Initiate a discussion of the color, characteristics, and value of the coins.

Dollar Bill Object Hunt
Hand out a dollar bill to each child and let them look at them and describe what they see on the bill. Call out an object children have to find: 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
Abe Lincoln president's day book President's Day Book Duck for President If I were president President's Day book

Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books

Celebrating President's Day: What Is a President? (Learn to Read Read to Learn Holiday Series)

Duck for President (New York Times Best Illustrated Books (Awards)) If I Were President Presidents' Day
President's Day Read Aboud President's Day non-fiction book Story of Abraham Lincoln book story of George Washington book  
Presidents' Day (Rookie Read-About Holidays) Presidents' Day (First Step Nonfiction)

The Story of Abraham Lincoln

Story of George Washington



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