DLTK's Crafts for Kids

DLTK's Crafts for Kids
President's Day Crafts and Activities for Kids

George Washington was born Feb 22, 1732 and Abraham Lincoln was born Feb 12, 1809.  Since February was such a good month for important American president's birthdays the American government decided it would be a great idea to celebrate each year with a National Holiday. 

President's Day is celebrated on the third Monday of February every year.  It mainly recognizes George Washington's birthday but I think it's a good time to talk about your favourite president, think about what you might do if you were the president and consider what qualities you think a good president should have.

Here's a funny fact.  In 1752 (when George Washington was 20 years old), the people in Britain and the United States changed their calendar.  Before then, they used the Julian calendar and Washington's birthday was on Feb 11, 1731.  After they changed to the Gregorian calendar, his birthday changed to Feb 22, 1732!  George Washington decided to keep up with the times and celebrated his birthday based on the new calendar -- ask just about any adult and they'd likely agree to rewind their age a year too!

 


President's Day Bingo Dauber Art

President's Day Bingo Dauber Dot Art Worksheets


presidents day coloring pages

President's Day Coloring Pages


president's day tracer pages

President's Day Tracer Pages


president's day word search

President's Day Word Search


1st President of the United States:  George Washington Crafts:


cherry tree

Cherry Tree Paper Craft

Age 2+

cherry tree

cherry tree fingerprint craft 

Cherry Tree Fingerprint Craft

Age 2+


cotton ball washington

George Washington Cotton Ball and Paper Craft

Age 3+


paper doll

George Washington Paper Doll Craft

Age 3+


George Washington Toilet Paper Roll Craft

George Washington Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Age 3+


3rd President of the United States:  Thomas Jefferson Crafts: 


declaration of independence

Make your own Declaration of Independence Parchment

Age 6+


Thomas Jefferson paper doll craft 

Thomas Jefferson Paper Doll Craft

Age 2+


Thomas Jefferson Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Thomas Jefferson Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Age 3+


16th President of the United States:  Abraham Lincoln Crafts:


paper doll craft

Abraham Lincoln Paper Doll Craft

Age 2+


Abraham Lincoln Paper Plate Craft

Abraham Lincoln Paper Plate Craft

Age 2+


Abraham Lincoln Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Abraham Lincoln Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Age 3+


log cabin craft

Log Cabin Milk Carton Craft

Age 3+


26th President of the United States:  Teddy Roosevelt Crafts: 


teddy roosevelt craft 

Teddy Roosevelt Paper Doll Craft

Age 2+


Theodore Roosevelt Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Teddy Roosevelt Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Age 3+


Another fun fact:  In 1902 Theodore ("Teddy") Roosevelt went on a hunting trip.  At the end of the day, he hadn't had much success, so a captured black bear cub (a baby bear) was brought for him to shoot.  The president said no way and the story touched the nation.  Soon a small toy bear was created that became popular around the world for generations to come -- the "Teddy Bear".   Try making the American Bear Paper Craft while you tell this tale.


Here are a few "more generic" USA crafts that I thought would compliment the day:


president's day craft

President's Day Craft Suggestions
American Bunny Paper Craft

Age 2+


president blue

President's Day Craft Suggestions
Blue's Clues - USA

Print the USA hat that's part of the "Big Blue" craft to make this cute 2 foot tall paper craft.

Age 3+


Fourth of July Pinwheel

President's Day Craft Suggestions
Pinwheel

Age 4+


muffin flower craft

President's Day Craft Suggestions
Muffin Flower Craft

Age 2+


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President's Day Craft Suggestions
Safety Pin and Seed Bead American Flag

Age 7+


Scissor Skills Project

President's Day Craft Suggestions
Scissor Skills Project

Age 2+


president's day craft

President's Day Craft Suggestions
Shrinky Dink (American Patriotic) Patterns

Age 6+


craft ideas

President's Day Craft Suggestions
Stained Glass Craft

Age 3+


star

President's Day Craft Suggestions
Star Shape - Fold and Cut Craft

Age 6+

Learn about Betsy Ross, George Washington and the 5 point star!


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President's Day Craft Suggestions
Tissue Flower and Vase

Age 6+


wreath

USA Patriotic Wreath

Age 4+


USA Paper Plate Wreath

USA Paper Plate Wreath

Age 3+


wreath

USA Wreath

Age 4+


 

President's Day online activities:


Online Jigsaw Puzzles

Online Jigsaw Puzzles