I remember doing President’s Day crafts when I was in grade school that consisted of everything from “building” Abe Lincoln’s beard out of painted cotton balls to building “cherry trees” from tissue paper. I always loved these crafts and learning about our founding fathers who helped build this great nation we live in.
When it comes to helping kids understand why we celebrate President’s Day, crafts and stories are often the most fun and effective means of doing so. On top of these crafts, you can tell simple stories about Abe Lincoln and why he was known as one of our nation’s greatest leaders to the story of the Cherry tree.
Kids like to feel like they are included, so maybe simply asking them what they would do if they were president one day would be exciting for them. Consider getting them to write down a list and of all the ways they think a president should change the nation and even the world. If their ideas are something such as “Feed the hungry”, you might take this as an opportunity to introduce them to volunteer work at a food bank. Who knows? You could be raising our nation’s next leader! In the meantime, here are some crafts and activities to get you started.
15 President’s Day Crafts and Activities for Kids
President’s Day Cookies; Washington and Lincoln / Party Pinching
President’s Fact Sheets Printables / How to Home School For Free
Abe Lincoln Handprint craft / Detail-Orientated Diva
Cherry and Lincoln’s Hat Marshmallow Pops / Simple Sweet Stuff
President’s of the United States Resource Book / Mommy’s Wishlist
Presidential “Powdered” Wig / Free Kids Crafts
Paper Plate George Washington / The First Grade Parade
Pretzel Rod “log cabins” / Preschool Playbook
Mini Cherry Pies / My Litter
Abraham Lincoln Writing Craftivity / Step Into Second Grade
President’s Day Memory Match Game (Printable) / Classroom Freebies
President’s Day Coloring Pages / Girl’s Coloring
Coin Rubbings of the Presidents / Craft E Magee
Penny Polishing / Tot School
A collection of Printables for President’s Day/ Primary Junction
Abe Lincoln’s Hat Paper Craft / Homeschooling with Confidence
Kid’s Coins / Alpha Mom
More President’s Day Ideas
How do you celebrated President’s Day?