Presidents Day Activities for Preschoolers

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Presidents Day activities are a fun way for kids to learn about some of the most historic people in our nation.

In Texas, our state standards require teachers to teach preschoolers and Kindergarteners about the importance of Presidents Day and people such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

If you’re looking for a fun way to include a bit of history into your lessons, keep reading because I’ve developed the best Presidents Day activities for preschoolers and kids to do this February.

President’s Day Activities for Kids

Presidents Day Easy Reader Books

Since this is probably your students first introduction to presidents such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, it’s important to build upon their schema. I love to do this with my Presidents Day easy reader books.

presidents day activities for kids

These preschool President’s Day books would be a great learning experience for your kids as they read along and learn about the two historical figures.

This activity also comes with an optional cut and paste time line that would make a great assessment or fine motor practice!

If you want an emergent reader geared more towards Presidents Day instead of a specific president, look no further!

This easy reader is perfect for learning about the big holiday and important American symbols and buildings.

presidents day books for preschoolers

Presidents Day Worksheet

After your students read and learn about the big day, they can complete a fun Presidents Day worksheet to show what they know.

Your students will love illustrating or writing about the different facts they learned in the emergent readers.

presidents day worksheets to collect facts

Presidents Day Virtual Tour

This year I’m planning to show my kids a virtual tour of the White House and Mount Vernon as we explore where our past and present Presidents live.

I’ve done a quick look around on both of these sites and it is very user friendly and such a neat experience for our little ones!

Presidents Day Coloring Pages

presidents day coloring pages

If you’re looking for something to pass the time or to assess your children on quick letter and number recognition, these Presidents Day coloring pages are sure to be a hit! Simply check the key and color by code to see which president you will create!

Toddler Presidents Day Activity

Being able to match an object one to one is a vital skill for toddlers and preschoolers. This fun matching activity is the perfect way to build on this skill and teach your students about the presidents.

toddler presidents day activity

Presidents Day Directed Drawing

Directed drawings are always such a hit in the classroom, no matter how old the kids are.

I love how easy the step by step instructions for directed drawing activities can be for children and the masterpieces that come out of them.

Presidents Day directed drawing

This activity teaches kid how to draw George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Joe Biden, and Donald Trump successfully. It comes with:

  • Abraham Lincoln directed drawing
  • George Washington directed drawing
  • Joe Biden directed drawing
  • Donald Trump directed drawing
  • Step by step instructions on how to draw both of the presidents
  • 2 different worksheets to record your work

If you’re looking for more February directed drawings, you can grab my set here!

Preschool Presidents Day Crafts

I think it’s safe to say that every teacher loves a cute bulletin board. Some of my students favorite work to see hanging up in the hallway are these adorable Presidents Day crafts.

I know these Presidents Day crafts for preschoolers will give you some easy bulletin board ideas for February.

George Washington Craft

George Washington craft for Presidents Day

This George Washington craft is a great way for your students to highlight everything they’ve learned this week about the president.

Have your students write about George Washington and why he is an important historical figure for our country.

This Presidents Day craftivity comes with 3 different writing pages (1 line, 2 lines, and a full page) so you can differentiate for your students.

Abraham Lincoln Craft

Abraham Lincoln craft for Presidents Day

Honest Abe did so much during his presidency. Your students will love pretending that they were Abraham Lincoln for the day and writing about what all they accomplished with this Presidents Day craftivity.

This activity comes with 3 different writing pages (1 line, 2 lines, and a full page) so you can differentiate for your students.

Abraham Lincoln and George Washington presidents day craft for kids

Flag Tear Art Craft

Presidents Day craft templates for preschoolers

Tear art is one of my favorite craft ideas for toddlers and preschoolers. It’s simple enough for little hands and always turns out so stinkin’ cute!

To create this Presidents Day art:

  1. Grab the template from my Presidents Day activities pack
  2. Tear construction paper in tiny squares
  3. Glue the paper on the flag template
  4. Once it’s dry, add star stickers to finish it off.
Presidents Day crafts and flag crafts for preschoolers

Presidents Day Masks for Kids

Of course masks are always a hit with the little ones as well as well. These Presidents Day crafts will definitely be fun for your kids to create.

To make these George Washington and Abraham Lincoln paper plate crafts you’ll need to gather some supplies such as:

Presidents Day crafts for kids with paper plates

If you don’t have jumbo crafts sticks you can find them at Hobby Lobby or grab them here on Amazon. I used the regular size popsicle sticks at first and the masks definitely weren’t as sturdy, but if it’s all you have they will do too!

Presidents Day Books

Presidents Day books for preschoolers

I like to highlight Presidents Day books the week leading up to the big holiday. I typically integrate Social Studies in our Language Arts block and a read aloud makes it so easy to do.

Here are some of my favorite Presidents Day books to read in February.

Grace for president by Kelly DiPucchio

Duck for President by Doreen Cronin

If I Ran for President by Catherine Stier

Presients Day by Anne Rockwell

My Teacher for President by Kay Winters

Celebrating Presidents Day by Kimberly Jordano

Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman

Arthur Meets the President by Marc Brown

More Fun President’s Day Ideas

Brain Pop Jr. Presidents

Brain pop Jr. has a GREAT video to introduce to your students on Presidents. I love how Brain Pop Jr always explains topics in kid friendly ways that keep students engaged and learning the entire time.

Usually a subscription is needed to watch Brain Pop Jr videos; however, on important days, such as Presidents Day, those particular videos are typically free and no subscription is needed. 

Be sure you check out the Presidents, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln BrainpopJr videos this February. You won’t be disappointed.

brainpop jr presidents day video

Presidents Day poem

Free Presidents Day poem for kids

This free Presidents Day poem is from Sarah at Little Learning Corner. It’s the perfect poem for your weekly Focus Poetry time to tie in a little bit more Presidents Day learning.

Presidents Day Sensory Bin

I love a good themed sensory bin and this one does not disappoint!

This is the perfect sensory bin for toddlers and preschoolers to use as they celebrate patriotic holidays such as Presidents Day, Veterans Day, 4th of July, or Memorial Day.

Doesn’t it look so fun and festive?

Presidents Day sensory bin

More Preschool themed activities

If you’re needing more weekly themed activities, then you won’t want to miss out on these fun preschool themed lessons:

Christmas

Winter

All About Me

Weather

Apples

Thanksgiving

Pumpkins

Back to School

Ice Cream

Summer

Ocean

Pond

Bug and Insect

Zoo

Valentines Day

Space

FARM

Community Helpers

Easter

St Patricks Day

Plants

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