Presidents Day (also called Washington’s Bday) is celebrated in the USA on the third Monday of February

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 r a i n b o w.

Click on any of the crafts to go to the instructions. Have joy!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 plunges.

LINCOLN PENNY PENDANT

A patriotic necklace to wear on President’s day.

LINCOLN LOG CABIN

A simple-to-make Lincoln log cabin to feast President’s Day.

Paint a pebble and make a wonderful, patriotic symbol.

STAND-UP CHERRY TREE CRAFT

In this elementary project, cardboard from a cereal box and a toilet paper tube are turned into a nice free-standing tree that is excellent to use as a President’s Day decoration.

STAND-ALONE Starlet

Make a paper starlet that can stand by itself on a table.

LITTLE LOG CABIN

Make a little log cabin from a box, twigs, and a lot of hot glue.

Make a little version of Lincoln’s stovepipe hat from construction paper and a paper tube.

Make a pinwheel from paper, a pencil and a pushpin.

PATRIOTIC PLANT POTS

Put your plants in patriotic pots!

PATRIOTIC WIND SOCK

Make a superb windsock from an oatmeal box and paper.

Starlet WREATH

Make a patriotic crimson, white, and blue starlet wreath from construction paper and a paper plate.

Make a 5-pointed starlet the same way Betsy Ross did.

STRING OF Starlets

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.

Brief 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 very first President of the USA, wearing false teeth (made of hippo ivory), Washington D.C. and Washington’s pics 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 labyrinth, connect the dots to get Mt. Vernon. draw George Washington’s face, color the Washington Monument by number, and pack 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: 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 photos 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
Lil’ Picture Dictionary

A brief, 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 lil’ book. The words are: eagle, flag, Lincoln, USA, vote, Washington, White House.

Presidents’ Day
Cut-and-Paste Picture Dictionary

A brief, 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 lil’ book. The words are: eagle, flag, Lincoln, USA, vote, Washington, White House.

President’s Day Words Mini Book
A Printable Writing Book

A little, printable book about plain words related to President’s Day– for early readers and writers. The book has Two 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 brief, printable activity book about Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the USA, for fluent readers.

Activities about Washington and Lincoln :

George Washington Printout/Quiz

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

Abraham Lincoln Printout/Quiz

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

KWHL Chart for George Washington

A KWHL chart with 6 rows to pack in about your skill 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 pack in about your skill about Abraham Lincoln.

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 pack in the blanks activity on the very first President of the United States. Or go to the answers.

Abraham Lincoln Cloze Worksheet
A pack in the blanks activity on the 16th President of the United States. Or go to the answers.

George Washington Alphabet Code
Use the alphabet to find the secret message about George Washington. Reaction: “George Washington was the very first US President.”

Abraham Lincoln Alphabet Code
Use the alphabet to find the secret message about Abraham Lincoln. Reaction: “Abraham Lincoln was a good US President.”

George Washington Wordsearch Puzzle
Find the words in the wordsearch puzzle, then use the extra letters to find the secret message. Secret Message: “Very first President.” Or go to the answers.

Abraham Lincoln Wordsearch Puzzle
Find the words in the wordsearch puzzle, then use the extra letters to find the secret message. Secret Message: “Fair Abe Lincoln.” Or go to the answers.

President’s Day Spelling Word Questions
Use the list of President’s Day spelling words to reaction ordinary questions. Words: leader, president, George, Washington, flag, elected, vote, patriot, country, holiday. Or go to the answers.

Match Presidents Day
Words and Pictures

Match Ten 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.

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

Match Three Syllables: Presidents Day Words
Match three syllables to make Ten Presidents Day words. The words are president, national, election, citizen, feast, liberty, patriot, history, legacy, monument. Or go to the answers.

Presidents Day:
Word Hunt Worksheet

How many words can you make using the letters from “Presidents Day”? Sample answers. print, said, master. Go to worksheet with 30 blanks or a worksheet with 50 blanks.

US Presidents Wordsearch Puzzle
Find the names of all the US Presidents in the letter matrix.

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) .

Presidential Election Alphabet Code
Use the alphabet code to find the message about US Presidential elections. Response: “In the USA we vote for President every four years.”

President’s Day Word Bank

A list of words related to President’s Day.

George Washington: Fact or Opinion?
Color the picture of the USA, then write Five facts and Five 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).

Washington Acrostic Poem
Write a poem about Washington. Commence each line with a letter from the word “WASHINGTON.”

Lincoln Acrostic Poem
Write a poem about Lincoln. Embark each line with a letter from the words “ABE LINCOLN.”

Write an Acrostic Poem Using the word President
Write an acrostic poem about the president. Embark each line with a letter from the word “PRESIDENT.”

America: Acrostic Poem
Write a poem about America. Begin each line with a letter from the word “America.”

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.

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 Reaction
In this worksheet, the student is given a series of brief answers using USA-related words. For each response, the student writes a brief 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.

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.

President’s Day Spoken Analogies
Printable Worksheet

Think about how the very 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 reaction. Example: President’s Day –> February. Independence Day –> June, April, July. March, November. Or go to the answers.

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 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, bday bash, fresh nation, long-gone leader, colonial congress, decent democracy, superb 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).

Washington:
Add, then Decode the Riddle

Solve the addition problems, then use the alphabet code to decode the reaction to the riddle, “What do you call doing Two,000 pounds of laundry?” (Response = 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 _______.” (Reaction = was yesterday). Or go to the answers.

USA Flag: Color and Count
Color the flag of the United States of America according to the directions, then count the starlets, stripes, number of points on each starlet, and other components of the flag.
Answers

Latest Presidents: Reading and Understanding Tables
Use the table to reaction the questions about the age and background of latest 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 :

The Presidents of the US

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

A Page on Thomas Jefferson’s Life

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

Franklin Delano Roosevelt:
Printable Read-and-Answer Worksheet

A printable worksheet on President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, with a brief biography, a picture to color, and questions to reaction. Answers: 1. 1882, Two. Fresh York, Three. Four, Four. the Superb Depression, Five. polio, 6. World War II.

Dwight David Eisenhower:
Printable Read-and-Answer Worksheet

A printable worksheet on President Dwight David Eisenhower, with a brief biography, a picture to color, and questions to reaction. Answers: 1. 1890, Two. Texas, Trio. General, Four. Ike, Five. Two, 6. Korean War.

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

A printable worksheet on President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, with a brief biography, a picture to color, and questions to response. Answers: 1. 1917, Two. Massachusetts, Three. 43, Four. Putting Americans on the moon by the end of the 1960s, Five. Dallas.

Gerald Ford:
Printable Read-and-Answer Worksheet

A printable worksheet on US President Gerald Ford, with a brief biography, a picture to color, and questions to reaction. Answers: 1. US Congressman, Two. Richard Nixon, Trio. Watergate, Four. Richard Nixon, Five. Jimmy Carter, 6. law degree.

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

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

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 National Memorial

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

The Seal of the President of the USA

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

US Flag Printout

Color the US flag.

US and State Flag Printouts

Color the flags and learn about their history.

The US Flag
A brief, printable book on the history of the US flag.

Liberty Bell Coloring Printout

Color the Liberty Bell and read about it.

The White House

Read about the White House, who was the very 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 big monument to our Independence.

Washington, D.C. Map/Quiz Printout
Read the map, then response the geography questions about Washington, D.C. the capital of the USA.

Dont Tread on Me: Flag Page

Read about this early American flag that pictures a coiled rattlesnake.

Dont Tread on Me: Coloring/Quiz Printout

Read about this historic flag, color it, and response questions about it. Answers

Read about the US Constitution and print activities about it.

Teter: Starlets and Stripes
A coloring page based on the Mark Rockhold Teter quilt “Starlets and Stripes.”

Quiz on Significant 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.

Presidents Day (also called Washington’s Bday) is celebrated in the USA on the third Monday of February. It is a Federal holiday in the USA. George Washington’s bday was originally designated a national holiday in 1885, but its date was switched 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 Bday) is celebrated in the USA on the third Monday of February. It is a Federal holiday in the USA. George Washington’s bday was originally designated a national holiday in 1885, but its date was switched 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).

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