Presidents’ Day Activities for Kindergarten: Create a Presidential Bulletin Board this February!
Are you looking for purposeful Presidents’ Day activities for Kindergarten or First Grade? Hopefully, you will be off school for the holiday and celebrating in your pajamas! We typically have in-service this day, so I use the remaining four days of the week to teach about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. We begin with Washington for the first two days and finish up with Lincoln.
Washington and Lincoln Research Studies
In kindergarten, this is a great opportunity to introduce the concept of doing research. We discuss different sources for fact finding such as checking out library books, searching the internet, and watching educational videos. Of course, we could always save time and “just ask Siri” as one of my kids said last year!
I love using these books from the Amazing Americans collections.
I read these aloud. Then, as a group, we compile a list of interesting facts about each President. If you teach 1st or 2nd, you could pair students together and have them create a list independently.
Presidents’ Day Activities for Writer’s Workshop
Next, I use the writing templates from this George and Abe Bulletin Board Bundle. Students try to write at least one sentence about the President. Some can write a little more. Again, there are more advanced templates included for more established writers. Once writing is complete, we begin the craft and put it all together. Teacher Tips for assembly are included.
Pair your Presidential writing with a Flag Craft
The BONUS Flag craft is simple enough that I put it out as a center for the week. I let the kids fill the red and blue sections with pinched tissue paper squares.