Our best Presidents’ Day Activities & Crafts for a long family weekend.


Like us, I bet you are looking forward to a long weekend… but perhaps a long weekend in February feels too long if your little ones tend to bore easily. Presidents’ Day Weekend activities can feel “forced” and like an extension of school if piled on.  But no worries we compiled a list of super simple, crafty ways to keep the focus on our Presidents in a family-fun manner.

Wow, there are so many awesome children’s book resources available. Here are a few of our absolute favorites with silly facts that make learning about history fun for the whole family:
Celebrating President’s Day: What Is a President? by Kimberly Jordano
The President’s Stuck in the Bathtub: Poems About the Presidents by Susan Katz
First Grade US History: The First President by Baby Professor
Kids Meet the Presidents by Paul Rodhe
Wackiest White House Pets by Gibbs Davis
A Hall Of Heroes e-book by Home of Heroes
What Presidents Are Made Of by Hanoch Piven
If the Walls Could Talk: Family Life at the White House by Jane O’Connor


Get crafty with these super simple, super fun projects:
Presidents’ Day Cookies by Party Pinching
Presidential Paint Stick Timeline by Deceptively Educational
Presidents’ Day Cubes via Primary Inspiration
Presidents’ Day Mini Book from Ready-Set-Read
George Washington Portrait by A Cupcake for the Teacher
Another George Washington Portrait by The First Grade Parade
Portrait of a President (Abe) by Kindergarten Nana
Abraham Lincoln’s Hat creative writing project by A Cupcake For the Teacher

Pinterest has a wealth of inspiration and ideas… here are some of our favorites for Presidents’ Day:
Presidents’ Day Word Search
Abe Paper Plate Mask
Presidents’ Day Poem
Washington Portrait with creative writing
Log Cabin Craft
American Symbols Project


Other resources:
Washington or Lincoln crossword puzzle (www.RealLifeAtHome.com)
Presidents’ Day worksheet pack (free) by 123 Homeschool4me.com
The Presidents Song by Isaac and Kirsten to remember all 44 presidents (see below)
Lincoln virtual gallery tour, learn about his family, residence and interests

For even more fabulous Presidents’ Day activity ideas, check out our featured post on It Is A Keeper and our previous Presidents’ Day Article. And soon our website (http://HomeroomAtHome.com) will have an entire featured section on discovering our Founding Fathers and the Presidents of our history.