Presidents' Day is coming up & I'm always wondering how we should celebrate. I mean, do we go buy a mattress? A new car? Everyone seems to want you to take advantage of some amazing Presidents' Day Sale.
Did you know that Presidents' Day is not the official name of this holiday?
It is still officially called Washington's Birthday! It's been moved to also allow for a celebration of Lincoln's birthday, but the name has never been changed in the official federal holiday documents.
Maybe you're like me & you feel like you should take this day to learn about & honor all of the people who have held the highest office in our land.
Well, I've gathered a few ideas over the years of how we've celebrated Presidents' Day & I'm sharing them with you today!
If you ever get the chance to visit the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, don't miss the gallery that's dedicated to the Presidents. But if you can't visit in person, you don't have to miss out on everything. They have all kinds of free resources online for teachers (& parents) to use.
To get to know more about the men who have served in the Oval Office, here are a few links to lists of birthplaces & other sites that might be of interest.
Your local library is a great resource for books about Presidents. Even if you can't get them before the holiday on Monday, there's never a bad time to learn more about the Presidents! Or store these ideas away for next year. Here are a few lists to get you started...
Feeling brave enough to break out the crafting supplies? One year, we decided to focus on learning more about Abraham Lincoln. We attempted to make log cabins out of pretzels & peanut butter. Notice I said attempted...
We also used black paper to make tall hats & beards a la Lincoln. As seen in the picture at the top of this post.
See? It doesn't have to be super creative or complicated! Of course, I'll be pinning fun stuff over on Pinterest, so check this board if you want some more ideas!
I you found some ideas that will help your kids' day off go a little more smoothly. Enjoy the extra family time with these educational activities!
Cheering you on!
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