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Match the Presidents' Portraits

Make flashcards out of these portraits and then see how fast can you match each President's portrait with a kid's drawing.

  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12

We asked kids across the country to choose their favorite president and draw a portrait of him for Scholastic Book Clubs "Picture a President" Drawing Contest. The response was overwhelming.

In the portrait gallery, below, we've matched the kids' portrait with a portrait of the President that inspired them. The artists' names are listed below the portraits.

For a challenging concentration game, print out this page and cut out the portraits to make flashcards. How fast can you match up the presidential portraits?

  1. George Washington

    George Washington Gilbert Stuart
    Gilbert Stuart
    George Washington By Larry, 7, Colorado
    By Larry, 7, Colorado
  2. John Adams

    John Adams Gilbert Stuart
    Gilbert Stuart
    John Adams By Nancy, 8, Oregon
    By Nancy, 8, Oregon
  3. Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson Charles Willson Peale
    Charles Willson Peale
    Thomas Jefferson By Samantha, 7, New York
    By Samantha, 7, New York
  4. James Madison

    James Madison John Vanderlyn
    John Vanderlyn
    James Madison By Grace, 11, Georgia
    By Grace, 11, Georgia
  5. James Monroe

    James Monroe United States Federal Government
    United States Federal Government
    James Monroe By Tanner, 10, Wisconsin
    By Tanner, 10, Wisconsin
  6. John Quincy Adams

    John Quincy Adams Mathew Brady
    Mathew Brady
    John Quincy Adams By Lucy, 10, Oregon
    By Lucy, 10, Oregon
  7. Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson United States Federal Government
    United States Federal Government
    Andrew Jackson By Preston, 10, New York
    By Preston, 10, New York
  8. Martin Van Buren

    Martin Van Buren Mathew Brady or Levin Handy
    Mathew Brady or Levin Handy
    Martin Van Buren By Gabrielle, 10, California
    By Gabrielle, 10, California
  9. William Henry Harrison

    William Henry Harrison Moore and Ward
    Moore and Ward
    William Henry Harrison By Tara, 9, Wisconsin
    By Tara, 9, Wisconsin
  10. John Tyler

    John Tyler Mathew Brady
    Mathew Brady
    John Tyler By Braden, 7, Oklahoma
    By Braden, 7, Oklahoma
  11. James K. Polk

    James K. Polk Mathew Brady and John Plumbe
    Mathew Brady and John Plumbe
    James K. Polk By Tarikh, 10, Louisiana
    By Tarikh, 10, Louisiana
  12. Zachary Taylor

    Zachary Taylor Mathew Brady
    Mathew Brady
    Zachary Taylor By Aurie, 10, California
    By Aurie, 10, California
  13. Millard Fillmore

    Millard Fillmore Mathew Brady
    Mathew Brady
    Millard Fillmore By Tristan, 11, Arkansas
    By Tristan, 11, Arkansas
  14. Franklin Pierce

    Franklin Pierce Mathew Brady
    Mathew Brady
    Franklin Pierce By Morgan, 12, Arkansas
    By Morgan, 12, Arkansas
  15. James Buchanan

    James Buchanan Mathew Brady
    Mathew Brady
    James Buchanan By Shannah, 11, Arkansas
    By Shannah, 11, Arkansas
  16. Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln Alexander Gardner
    Alexander Gardner
    Abraham Lincoln By Justin, 7, Texas
    By Justin, 7, Texas
  17. Andrew Johnson

    Andrew Johnson Mathew Brady
    Mathew Brady
    Andrew Johnson By Clinton, 9, Wisconsin
    By Clinton, 9, Wisconsin
  18. Ulysses S. Grant

    Ulysses S. Grant Mathew Brady and Levin C. Handy
    Mathew Brady and Levin C. Handy
    Ulysses S. Grant By Holly, 11, Georgia
    By Holly, 11, Georgia
  19. Rutherford B. Hayes

    Rutherford B. Hayes Matthew Brady and Levin Handy
    Matthew Brady and Levin Handy
    Rutherford B. Hayes By Ibraheem, 9, Illinois
    By Ibraheem, 9, Illinois
  20. James A. Garfield

    James A. Garfield Matthew Brady and Levin Handy
    Matthew Brady and Levin Handy
    James A. Garfield By Katy, 10, Washington
    By Katy, 10, Washington
  21. Chester A. Arthur

    Chester A. Arthur Charles Milton Bell
    Charles Milton Bell
    Chester A. Arthur By Cydney, 11, California
    By Cydney, 11, California
  22. Grover Cleveland

    Grover Cleveland Frederick Gutekunst
    Frederick Gutekunst
    Grover Cleveland By Max, 7, Florida
    By Max, 7, Florida
  23. Benjamin Harrison

    Benjamin Harrison Pach Brothers
    Pach Brothers
    Benjamin Harrison By Jackson, 8, Pennsylvania
    By Jackson, 8, Pennsylvania
  24. William McKinley

    William McKinley Charles Parker
    Charles Parker
    William McKinley By Courtney, 8, North Dakota
    By Courtney, 8, North Dakota
  25. Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt Pach Brothers
    Pach Brothers
    Theodore Roosevelt By Reed, 10, Oregon
    By Reed, 10, Oregon
  26. William Howard Taft

    William Howard Taft Library of Congress
    Library of Congress
    William Howard Taft By Emily, 11, Wisconsin
    By Emily, 11, Wisconsin
  27. Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson Harris & Ewing
    Harris & Ewing
    Woodrow Wilson By Matthew, 8, North Dakota
    By Matthew, 8, North Dakota
  28. Warren G. Harding

    Warren G. Harding Moffett, Chicago
    Moffett, Chicago
    Warren G. Harding By Marcus, 8, North Dakota
    By Marcus, 8, North Dakota
  29. Calvin Coolidge

    Calvin Coolidge Library of Congress
    Library of Congress
    Calvin Coolidge By Taylor, 9, North Dakota
    By Taylor, 9, North Dakota
  30. Herbert C. Hoover

    Herbert C. Hoover Underwood & Underwood
    Underwood & Underwood
    Herbert C. Hoover By Brianna, 9, Wisconsin
    By Brianna, 9, Wisconsin
  31. Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Franklin D. Roosevelt Elias Goldensky
    Elias Goldensky
    Franklin D. Roosevelt By Heath, 10, Pennsylvania
    By Heath, 10, Pennsylvania
  32. Harry S. Truman

    Harry S. Truman United States Army Signal Corps
    United States Army Signal Corps
    Harry S. Truman By Caleb, 12, Nebraska
    By Caleb, 12, Nebraska
  33. Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Dwight D. Eisenhower White House
    White House
    Dwight D. Eisenhower By Nick, 10, Texas
    By Nick, 10, Texas
  34. John F. Kennedy

    John F. Kennedy Cecil Stoughton, White House
    Cecil Stoughton, White House
    John F. Kennedy By Oscar, 12, Michigan
    By Oscar, 12, Michigan
  35. Lyndon B. Johnson

    Lyndon B. Johnson Arnold Newman
    Arnold Newman
    Lyndon B. Johnson By Ignacio, 10, California
    By Ignacio, 10, California
  36. Richard M. Nixon

    Richard M. Nixon Phillipe Halsman
    Phillipe Halsman
    Richard M. Nixon By Alexandra, 10, Texas
    By Alexandra, 10, Texas
  37. Gerald R. Ford

    Gerald R. Ford David Hume Kennerly, White House
    David Hume Kennerly, White House
    Gerald R. Ford By James, 10, Massachusetts
    By James, 10, Massachusetts
  38. James E. (Jimmy) Carter

    James E. (Jimmy) Carter White House
    White House
    James E. (Jimmy) Carter By Elisa, 9, Texas
    By Elisa, 9, Texas
  39. Ronald W. Reagan

    Ronald W. Reagan United States Government
    United States Government
    Ronald W. Reagan By Bailey, 6, Rhode Island
    By Bailey, 6, Rhode Island
  40. George H. W. Bush

    George H. W. Bush United States Government
    United States Government
    George H. W. Bush By Marvin, 8, Florida
    By Marvin, 8, Florida
  41. William J. (Bill) Clinton

    William J. (Bill) Clinton United States Government
    United States Government
    William J. (Bill) Clinton By Vallery, 8, Florida
    By Vallery, 8, Florida
  42. George W. Bush

    George W. Bush Eric Draper
    Eric Draper
    George W. Bush By Polly, 12, Louisiana
    By Polly, 12, Louisiana
  43. Barack Obama

    Barack Obama Obama-Biden Transition Project
    Obama-Biden Transition Project
    Barack Obama By Jessica, 11, California
    By Jessica, 11, California

 

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