President’s Day Activities for Kids
President’s Day Necklace
Every year, I make President’s Day necklaces with my Kindergarten class and now with my kids. We would discuss the colors and symbols of the United States in addition to the Presidents. The necklace is made from 3 circles of varying sizes and a paper penny. A penny stamp, sticker, or color print of the coin would work as well. The kids hole punch and thread a yarn through. This necklace will help them to remember the symbols and the important things we have discussed that day!
Portrait of Abraham Lincoln
Counting Pennies Book
Here’s a fun way to work on Abraham Lincoln and Counting all at the same time. Have your child cut out the coins and numbers. Then have them glue them onto the pages of the book in numerical order. At the end you can have them glue the pictures of the President. We added President Obama too and George Washington.
I love to to make activities that are hands on for my children. This is a simple but very hands on activity for your child to learn the coins and a bonus is that they learn the names of the President’s and some American symbols. Grab a sheet of paper and some crayons and let them explore what happens when you rub the crayon on the paper over different coins. Then we talked about the different things we saw and labeled them with words.
Either using their Coin Rubbings or Printable Coins or Real Coins you can have your child make a pattern with coins. As they are creating their patterns you can talk about the name of the coin, the name of the presidents and the American Symbol on the back.
Here are a few more resources I plan to use with my daugther tomorrow when she’s home from school and wanting to know the importance of celebrating President’s Day.
Online Version of Arthur Meets the President By Marc Brown
For more Ideas for President’s Day Activities check out our Winter Board on Pinterest.