Growing up a Baby Boomer, I'm reminded once again of the good old days when Presidents' Day rolls around each year. Readers younger than I am might not realize it, but this is a relatively new American holiday. When I was a kid there were two separate days this month set aside to honor presidential birthdays -- February 12, the day Abraham Lincoln was born, and February 22, George Washington's birthday.
|My brother as Lincoln, me as Florence Nightingale - Costumes by Mom|
10 Crafts that Celebrate Presidents' Day
All the crafts below are great ideas not only to keep your child busy but to do something that's both creative and educational, too. When they are off from school for Presidents' Day not only will they be doing something fun, they'll also be aware of our history and the true meaning of this holiday.
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2. Just as fun is this printable Lincoln Word Jumble from Apples for the Teacher Download Here
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4. Looking for a craft that you and your K-5 child can make together? How about a Little Lincoln's Log Cabin by Enchanted Learning that you make with an old cardboard box, twigs and a glue gun? How To
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7. If you're up for an online activity, your child might find this Interactive White House Jigsaw Puzzle from Primary Games fun to do. Access it Here
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9. I also love this Scholastic activity: Match the Presidents' Portraits Gallery Game for teachers and for moms and dads to play with their kids at home. Access & Print Here
|I snapped this pic of my hubbie & daughter at Mt. Rushmore, 2010|
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