Presidents' Day in the Classroom
Students can research past presidents and learn about the many skills one needs to lead the people of the United States.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5
Quick Classroom Activities
Try these five activities to celebrate President's Day in a presidential and stately fashion!
How to use spare change and dollar bills to honor Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays in February.
Make math, phonics, and music come alive with activities to commemorate Presidents’ Day.
Bring history to life through an imaginary conversation between our first and 16th presidents. Children will learn fascinating facts about Washington and Lincoln and how these remarkable statesmen shared similar ideals for uniting the nation.
Activity that will allow students to research fun facts about the pets of U.S. Presidents.
Introduce your class to people who've made a positive difference in the world with these biography research reports.
Let’s use this special day to inspire children to think about what it takes to be a great leader. I'll share my book choices here, as well as downloadable resources and links that will help you scaffold your students’ learning.
Be the President
Students explore the seven “hats” worn by the U.S. President, from Chief Executive to Head of State.
Usher your students into the Oval Office with our patriotic Presidents’ Day activities, plus a bonus White House reproducible!
Campaign posters, log cabin math, inspiring quotations, and other fun activities to teach Presidents' Day
Create these fun Lincoln and Washington containers and fill with our printable fact cards for a trivia game kids are sure to remember.
Celebrate President Lincoln’s birthday by making a three-dimensional likeness of his log cabin home.
Supplement a lesson on George Washington with this cherry tree craft to commemorate the famous fable about the first president and the cherry tree.
This Abraham Lincoln-inspired pencil holder is a fun craft to make for Presidents' Day.
To celebrate George Washington's February 22 birthday, students create a mask of the first president.
Learn About the Presidents
Information on every president's birthplace, political party, term of office, and more
Lesson plans, activities, and games to help students learn about past presidents and develop leadership skills.
Students will warm up with a name game before imagining their own presidential legacies and researching in-depth a president of their choosing.
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