Presidents’ Day is a strange holiday. Doesn’t it seem like every president should get their own special day, just for having gotten to be president?
Presidents’ Day corresponds basically to Washington’s birthday (though Lincoln’s birthday is in February, too), and is a day we commemorate, remember and learn about our presidents.
There are lots of different learning activities for Presidents’ Day. You can find books about at least some of the presidents for any grade level, or for little kids read books like Duck for President to talk about the fact that we have presidents who we vote for.
Older kids can research and learn about specific presidents, or try out some of these fun activities collected from around the web.
Free Presidents’ Day printable activity pack — Amy Lemons/Teachers Pay Teachers — craft ideas, tables and letter/word activities
Presidents’ Day learning center binder — Cortney Johnson/Teachers Pay Teachers — free printable activities including a coin toss game, drawing monuments and president flash cards (not updated for this year, but still really great)
Presidents’ Day activities — Education World — has a good timeline of the evolution of the holiday, as well as activity suggestions for all grades
Montessori-inspired Presidents’ Day activities — Living Montessori Now — spell Washington, count the numbers of the presidents, timelines and more all made with free printables
Presidents’ Day Homeschool — Simple Little Home — a variety of activities for little kids
Make your own coin design — MPM Ideas
Polishing coins — Teach Mama
If I were president writing printable — Ginger Snap Treats for Teachers — there are lots of these out there if you prefer one with more space, without lines, etc.
Log cabin craft — Toddling in the Fast Lane — made with cardboard rolls
Lincoln’s hat craft — Deceptively Educational
Presidents’ Day crafts — DLTK Kids — some general presidental stuff and specific crafts for Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Trump
Presidents’ Day word search — Newspapers in Education
Presidents’ Day memory game — Primary Inspiration
Do you do anything special to learn about Presidents’ Day or specific presidents? I’d love to hear about it.