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Presidents Day (also called Washington's Birthday) is celebrated in the USA on the third Monday of February. It is a Federal holiday in the USA. George Washington's birthday was originally designated a national holiday in 1885, but its date was changed by Congress in 1971. The official US holiday is meant to honor only George Washington, but many people consider President's Day a day to honor both George Washington (born on Feb. 22, 1732) and Abraham Lincoln (born on Feb. 12, 1809). Presidents Day (also called Washington's Birthday) is celebrated in the USA on the third Monday of February. It is a Federal holiday in the USA. George Washington's birthday was originally designated a national holiday in 1885, but its date was changed by Congress in 1971.

The official US holiday is meant to honor only George Washington, but many people consider President's Day a day to honor both George Washington (born on Feb. 22, 1732) and Abraham Lincoln (born on Feb. 12, 1809).

These crafts projects are for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children. The crafts use materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc. See a page about color mixing to see how to combine paint to make all the colors of the rainbow.

Click on any of the crafts to go to the instructions. Have fun!
Presidents' Day Crafts:
TREE OF PRESIDENTS CRAFT


In this project, each of the Presidents of the US is represented by a leaf on a tree.
CRAFT STICK FLAG


Make a little US flag from craft sticks.
LINCOLN PENNY PENDANT

A patriotic necklace to wear on President's day.

LINCOLN LOG CABIN

A simple-to-make Lincoln log cabin to celebrate President's Day.

PATRIOTIC PEBBLE

Paint a pebble and make a wonderful, patriotic symbol.

STAND-UP CHERRY TREE CRAFT

tree craft

In this simple project, cardboard from a cereal box and a toilet paper tube are turned into a cute free-standing tree that is great to use as a President's Day decoration.
STAND-ALONE STAR

Make a paper star that can stand by itself on a table.
LITTLE LOG CABIN


Make a tiny log cabin from a box, twigs, and a lot of hot glue.
LINCOLN'S HAT


Make a tiny version of Lincoln's stovepipe hat from construction paper and a paper tube.
PATRIOTIC PINWHEEL


Make a pinwheel from paper, a pencil and a pushpin.
PATRIOTIC PLANT POTS


Put your plants in patriotic pots!
PATRIOTIC WIND SOCK


Make a great windsock from an oatmeal box and paper.
STAR WREATH

Make a patriotic red, white, and blue star wreath from construction paper and a paper plate.
5-POINTED STAR


Make a 5-pointed star the same way Betsy Ross did.
STRING OF STARS


You can decorate any area with a patriotic flair!
US Flag and Eagles Letterhead


Print out a US flag and eagles letterhead to make patriotic stationery.

Short Books to Print:
George Washington:


George Washington
A Book for Early Readers

A printable book for early readers about George Washington. The book has pages on when he was born, where he was born, the Revolutionary War, being the first President of the USA, wearing false teeth (made of hippo ivory), Washington D.C., and Washington's images on money.


George Washington: I Can...

A printable activity book for early readers about George Washington. The activities include: match the cherry trees, do a 13 Colonies maze, connect the dots to get Mt. Vernon , draw George Washington's face, color the Washington Monument by number, and fill in the missing letters.


George Washington:
A Book for Fluent Readers

A printable book for fluent readers about George Washington. The book has pages on when his early life, the French & Indian War, the Revolutionary War, the Constitutional Convention, Washington's Presidency, and his legacy.

Abraham Lincoln:


Abraham Lincoln: Printable Early Book

A printable book for early readers about Abraham Lincoln. The book has pages on when he was born, where he was born, early life, being the 16th President of the USA, the Civil War, the Lincoln Memorial, and Lincoln's images on money.


Abraham Lincoln:
A Book for Fluent Readers

A printable book for fluent readers about Abraham Lincoln. The book has pages on when his early life, early career, Congress, Lincoln's Presidency, the Civil War, Lincoln's legacy, and a timeline.

Other Books about US Presidents:


Presidents' Day
Tiny Picture Dictionary

A short, printable picture dictionary of Presidents' Day words -- for early readers. The student cuts out the pages, staples them together, then writes each word in the tiny book. The words are: eagle, flag, Lincoln, USA, vote, Washington, White House.


Presidents' Day
Cut-and-Paste Picture Dictionary

A short, printable picture dictionary for Presidents' Day -- for early readers. Color, cut and paste the pictures in the right places. Then write the words under the pictures. Cut out each page and staple them together (in the right order) to make a tiny book. The words are: eagle, flag, Lincoln, USA, vote, Washington, White House.


President's Day Words Mini Book
A Printable Writing Book

A tiny, printable book about simple words related to President's Day-- for early readers and writers. The book has 2 pages to print and makes 8 pages for the student to cut out, color, and write in. The words are: vote, USA, Washington, White House, constitution, flag, and "Can you think of another President's Day word?"


Barack Obama

A printable book about the 44th President of the USA, Barack Obama, to print (for fluent readers). Pages on Obama's early life, education, marriage, community organizing, politics, and a timeline.


Ronald Reagan
A Printable Activity Book

A short, printable activity book about Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the USA, for fluent readers.

Activities about Washington and Lincoln:
George Washington
George Washington Printout/Quiz

Color George Washington, learn about his life, and take a short quiz.

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln Printout/Quiz

Learn about Abraham Lincoln, color his picture, and take a short quiz.



KWHL Chart for George Washington

A KWHL chart with 6 rows to fill in about your knowledge about George Washington.
  • K stands for what you already KNOW about the subject.
  • W stands for what you WANT to learn.
  • H stands for figuring out HOW you can learn more about the topic.
  • L stands for what you LEARN as you read.


KWHL Chart for Abraham Lincoln

A KWHL chart with 6 rows to fill in about your knowledge about Abraham Lincoln.
  • K stands for what you already KNOW about the subject.
  • W stands for what you WANT to learn.
  • H stands for figuring out HOW you can learn more about the topic.
  • L stands for what you LEARN as you read.

George Washington Printout/Quiz

Read about Washington, color his picture and take a quiz on his life using this worksheet. Or go to the quiz Answers

Abraham Lincoln Printout/Quiz

Read about Lincoln, color his picture and take a quiz on his life using this worksheet. Or go to the quiz Answers


George Washington Cloze Worksheet

A fill in the blanks activity on the first President of the United States. Or go to the answers.


Abraham Lincoln Cloze Worksheet

A fill in the blanks activity on the 16th President of the United States. Or go to the answers.

Spelling Activities:
Lincoln code

George Washington Alphabet Code

Use the alphabet to find the secret message about George Washington. Answer: "George Washington was the first US President."
Lincoln code

Abraham Lincoln Alphabet Code

Use the alphabet to find the secret message about Abraham Lincoln. Answer: "Abraham Lincoln was a great US President."
Washington wordsearch

George Washington Wordsearch Puzzle

Find the words in the wordsearch puzzle, then use the extra letters to find the secret message. Secret Message: "First President." Or go to the answers.
Lincoln wordsearch

Abraham Lincoln Wordsearch Puzzle

Find the words in the wordsearch puzzle, then use the extra letters to find the secret message. Secret Message: "Honest Abe Lincoln." Or go to the answers.
Spelling words

President's Day Spelling Word Questions

Use the list of President's Day spelling words to answer simple questions. Words: leader, president, George, Washington, flag, elected, vote, patriot, country, holiday. Or go to the answers.
Match words

Match Presidents Day
Words and Pictures

Match 10 Presidents Day symbol words to their pictures. The words are: vote, USA, flag, constitution, Washington, Lincoln, White House, February, monument, seal. Or go to the answers.
Pirate Words

Circle the Correctly-Spelled Presidents Day Words

Circle the correct spelling of Presidents Day words, and then color the picture of the words. The words are flag, United States, vote, Washington, Lincoln, constitution, monument, White House, February, seal.
Missing Letters

Missing Letters in Presidents Day Words

Find the missing letters in Presidents Day words, and then color the picture of the word. The words are flag, United States of America, vote, Washington, Lincoln, constitution, monument, White House, February, seal.
Unscramble Words

Unscramble Presidents Day Words

Unscramble the Presidents Day words, and then color the pictures of the words. The words are flag, United States of America, vote, Washington, Lincoln, constitution, monument, White House, February, seal.
Match syllables

Match the Syllables: Presidents Day Words

Match two syllables to make 10 Presidents Day words. The words are freedom, elect, voting, country, people, nation, eagle, Lincoln, branches, union. Or go to the answers.
Match syllables

Match Three Syllables: Presidents Day Words

Match three syllables to make 10 Presidents Day words. The words are president, national, election, citizen, celebrate, liberty, patriot, history, legacy, monument. Or go to the answers.
Washington

Presidents Day:
Word Hunt Worksheet

How many words can you make using the letters from "Presidents Day"? Sample answers: print, said, sir, ... Go to worksheet with 30 blanks or a worksheet with 50 blanks.
wordsearch puzzle

US Presidents Wordsearch Puzzle

Find the names of all the US Presidents in the letter matrix.
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Unscramble Adjectives:
Adjectives Describing A President

Unscramble the adjectives describing a president. Go to the answers. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet and the answers (site subscribers only).
Revere code

Presidential Election Alphabet Code

Use the alphabet code to find the message about US Presidential elections. Answer: "In the USA we vote for President every four years."


President's Day Word Bank

A list of words related to President's Day.

Writing Activities:


George Washington: Fact or Opinion?

Color the picture of the USA, then write 5 facts and 5 opinions about George Washington. A fact is supported by evidence and can be proven; an opinion is how you feel about something and is open to debate. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet (subscribers only).
acrostic poem

Washington Acrostic Poem

Write a poem about Washington. Start each line with a letter from the word "WASHINGTON."
acrostic poem

Lincoln Acrostic Poem

Write a poem about Lincoln. Start each line with a letter from the words "ABE LINCOLN."
acrostic poem

Write an Acrostic Poem Using the word President

Write an acrostic poem about the president. Start each line with a letter from the word "PRESIDENT."
acrostic poem

America: Acrostic Poem

Write a poem about America. Start each line with a letter from the word "America."
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President
For each letter of the word "president," find words and phrases that are related to or remind you of a president. Think of as many as you can.

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America
For each letter of the word "America," find words and phrases that are related to or remind you of America. Think of as many as you can.

Match words

Fix the Sentences
Printable Worksheet

Rewrite each sentence, adding punctuation, and correcting the capitalization, spelling, and grammar. Or go to the answers.


USA: Write a Question for Each Answer

In this worksheet, the student is given a series of short answers using USA-related words. For each answer, the student writes a short question.
If I Were the President

A printout in which the student writes a page on what they'd do if they were the President.

Write a Letter to the President

Anyone can write a letter to the President of the USA. Perhaps you have a question, a suggestion, an opinion, a request, a concern, or a criticism for the President. Or you may simply want to send your congratulations or well-wishes the President. Use these hints to help you write a letter to the President.
grammar worksheet

Presidents' Day Grammar Worksheet

Find synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, and compound words, then capitalize, punctuate, and correct the spelling of sentences. Or go to the answers.
Verbal Analogies

President's Day Verbal Analogies
Printable Worksheet

Think about how the first pair of words are related to each other. Then, look at the next word and find the word that is related to it in the same way. Mark the answer. Example: President's Day --> February : Independence Day --> June, April, July, March, November. Or go to the answers.
Complete the Alliterations

Match and Unscramble the President's Day Alliterations

Match the words to make President's Day alliterations, then unscramble the words to make more alliterations. Or go to sample answers.
Write Alliterations

Write President's Day Alliterations

Finish the ten President's Day alliterations, then write five alliterations related to President's Day. Sample answers: presidential prowess, wonderful Washington, birthday bash, new nation, long-gone leader, colonial congress, decent democracy, great general, historic hero, fearless forefather.


Fact or Opinion? Presidents

Determine if the statements are facts or opinions. A fact is supported by evidence and can be proven; an opinion is how you feel about something and is open to debate. Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet and answers (subscribers only).


President's Day Word Bank

A list of words related to President's Day.

Math Activities:


Washington:
Add, then Decode the Riddle


Solve the addition problems, then use the alphabet code to decode the answer to the riddle, "What do you call doing 2,000 pounds of laundry?" (Answer = Washington). Or go to the answers.


Abraham Lincoln:
Add, then Decode the Quote


Solve the addition problems, then use the alphabet code to decode the end of the Abraham Lincoln quote, "I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he _______." (Answer = was yesterday). Or go to the answers.
US Flag

USA Flag: Color and Count

Color the flag of the United States of America according to the directions, then count the stars, stripes, number of points on each star, and other components of the flag.
Answers
table

Recent Presidents: Reading and Understanding Tables

Use the table to answer the questions about the age and background of recent Presidents of the USA. Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf of the quiz and the answers (site members only).

Other US Presidents:
Jefferson
The Presidents of the US

The US Presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush.

A Page on Thomas Jefferson's Life

Read about this great man from the Enlightenment who wrote the Declaration of Independence and served as President twice. Or take a quiz on his life.
Twain

Franklin Delano Roosevelt:
Printable Read-and-Answer Worksheet

A printable worksheet on President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, with a short biography, a picture to color, and questions to answer. Answers: 1. 1882, 2. New York, 3. Four, 4. the Great Depression, 5. polio, 6. World War II.
Twain

Dwight David Eisenhower:
Printable Read-and-Answer Worksheet

A printable worksheet on President Dwight David Eisenhower, with a short biography, a picture to color, and questions to answer. Answers: 1. 1890, 2. Texas, 3. General, 4. Ike, 5. Two, 6. Korean War.
Kennedy

John F. Kennedy:
Printable Read-and-Answer Worksheet

A printable worksheet on President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, with a short biography, a picture to color, and questions to answer. Answers: 1. 1917, 2. Massachusetts, 3. 43, 4. Putting Americans on the moon by the end of the 1960s, 5. Dallas.
Ford

Gerald Ford:
Printable Read-and-Answer Worksheet

A printable worksheet on US President Gerald Ford, with a short biography, a picture to color, and questions to answer. Answers: 1. US Congressman, 2. Richard Nixon, 3. Watergate, 4. Richard Nixon, 5. Jimmy Carter, 6. law degree.
Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

Read about Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911- June 5, 2004), the 40th President of the United States of America.
President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama: Information and Activities

Print activities on President-Elect Barack Obama.

US Symbols: Activities

Symbols of the USA

A page on some of the many symbols that represent the United States of America.
The Washington Monument

Washington Monument

Read about the Washington Monument or color a printout on it.

The Lincoln Memorial


The Lincoln Memorial commemorates the life of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. It is located in Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.

Mt. Rushmore
Mt. Rushmore National Memorial

Read about Mt. Rushmore and how it was built by Gutzon Borglum. Or go to a printout on Mt. Rushmore.

US President's seal
The Seal of the President of the USA

Read about the US President's seal and color it.

US Flag Printout

US Flag Printout

Color the US flag.

US and State Flag Printouts

Color the flags and learn about their history.



The US Flag

A short, printable book on the history of the US flag.
Liberty Bell
Liberty Bell Coloring Printout

Color the Liberty Bell and read about it.

The White House

White House


Read about the White House, who was the first President to live in it, when it burned down, and other historical events. Or color a printout on it.
Statue of Liberty


Learn about the State of Liberty or go to a printout on this huge monument to our Independence.


Washington, D.C., Map/Quiz Printout

Read the map, then answer the geography questions about Washington, D.C., the capital of the USA.
Dont Tread on Me: Flag Page
Dont Tread on Me flag


Read about this early American flag that pictures a coiled rattlesnake.
Dont Tread on Me: Coloring/Quiz Printout
Dont Tread on Me flag


Read about this historic flag, color it, and answer questions about it. Answers
US Constitution
US Constitution

Read about the US Constitution and print activities about it.

Teter: Stars and Stripes
Teter: Stars and Stripes

A coloring page based on the Mark Rockhold Teter quilt "Stars and Stripes."

Or paint it online.

George Washington

Quiz on Important People in American History

A word scavenger hunt for students in Grades 2-3, using the Little Explorers Picture Dictionary.

How the President is Chosen

The basic process of selecting the President of the United States as directed by the U.S. Constitution.


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