Come mid-February, Americans will turn their attention toward honoring presidents, particularly George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Your kids are most likely off of school to honor the day. If you are looking for a teachable moment or some fun President’s Day activities, check out the following ideas and resources:
Decorate your home with red, white, and blue streamers and set up a balloon centerpiece on your kitchen table using the same colors.
Have your kids dress in red, white, and blue. They might also have fun wearing white wigs or black hats.
Play some President’s Day games and puzzles.
Read aloud some famous presidential speeches and, if you have older kids, have them recite them and perhaps even memorize a line or two.
Abe Lincoln was born in a log cabin. Make your own with Popsicle sticks, hot glue, and a marker.
Enjoy a coin toss with pennies and quarters, the most famous presidential coins!
Make a menu of presidential favorites. There is a great list of President’s Day recipes at CD Kitchen. From Laura Bush’s hot chocolate to George Washington’s cake recipe, there is something for everyone. Yum!
Kaboose has an excellent listing of resources, activities, and printables to help commemorate the day.
Serve cherry pie!