We’re all excited for a three-day weekend, but let’s not forget to get a little history lesson in so students understand the significance of the holiday!
Presidents Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February. It was originally established to recognize and honor President George Washington in 1885. Today, the holiday commemorates past presidents of the United States.
These resources have been created by various teachers to give you as many options as possible!
10 FREE President’s Day activities for grades 4-8!
Mix things up a bit! Try a Thomas Jefferson Research project and allow students to get creative! Students can display their research with a fun, colorful and unique president pennant. Show off your pennants by hanging them in the hallway, around your classroom or on a bulletin board! The president pennant includes a research guide for your students.
𝗘𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝗙𝗲𝗯𝗿𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆, 𝘄𝗲’𝗿𝗲 𝗳𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘! That’s right, we’re giving you 29 of the president differentiated passages for you to use with your students. We’ll post on social media about the president and then you can search the #btgpresident to download the free president passage of the day. The next day, that president will no longer be a free resource and there will be a new one! Each passage will include 3 levels of text, comprehension questions (multiple choice & short answer), and a writing prompt. Go download today’s president passage now!
Use these resources for any lesson/unit on Abraham Lincoln, American History or Presidents. These activities are also great for celebrating President’s Day with your students. These resources will provide you with an easy, yet meaningful art integration resource for your classroom. There are a variety of activities to differentiate for your grade level.
I cannot tell a lie…students will love learning about the exciting life of our first president during the tumultuous days of the American Revolution and responding to what they learn by creating an IQube of this complex man. These ready-to-go templates make it easy to include hands-on learning in your classroom. The IQube includes plenty of writing space for reader response.
Students trace Abe Lincoln art onto a flattened coffee filter, and then paint with brown watercolor. They can learn that darker shades of a color may be made with extra layers of the same paint. Great art lesson that touches on US history with little prep involved. Template is sized for for 9.5″ wide filter but includes full size version that may be adjusted for other needs.
Students will learn more about Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln by creating a word cloud or decorating a coloring page. The coloring pages and word cloud activities are great for exam reviews and also make beautiful classroom displays.
Ready to use… print and play BINGO for a great fun classroom activity. Engage your students through play to stimulate their learning, vocabulary, and information retention.
Bingo game includes:
- 36 non-repeating student bingo boards
- 56 calling cards with image, term, and definition
This is a great President’s Day-themed math activity to help students build their math fluency around multiplication and division. Students can get their math facts down while also having fun. Students have fun as they try to uncover the mystery picture (the title is not given so they must accurately color the squares to identify the image).
Students will answer 10 True or False questions about George Washington. Each correct response is worth a certain amount of “change”. Students add up their “change” for all true answers. The student who calculates the correct dollar amount, or closest, is the winner!
This pack is a fun way for kids to learn about people from history. Students solve puzzles to collect clues, then they write the clues on the biography to learn more about the mystery person. They use those clues to help them solve the mystery. They can even use books or the internet to help them out. This mystery is all about George Washington, just in time for President’s Day!
Incorporate history with some engaging, hands-on lessons to help you celebrate President’s Day. If you have a free resource that you would like to share, please drop a link in the comments!
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