A Variety of Presidents' Day Activities & Centers for Students to Learn About this Special Holiday!
Each activiy below includes the prep needed to do activity with students in the description. It may include just copying worksheet or printing, laminating and cutting center games.Each direction to games are located on one of the game sheets for student use.
Resource Includes the Following:
★ Presidents' Day Literature List
★ Presidents' Day Writing Station Words
★ Classroom Books
★ Student Booklets
★ Art Project
★ Literacy Centers
★ Math Centers
Presidents’ Day Literature List
Presidents’ Day Writing Station Words
: Print and laminate a few colored copies of the Presidents' Day Writing Station words for students to use or copy one sheet for each student to put in their
writing folder or journal.
“If I Were President” Classroom Book
: Copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student and have them write and draw what they would do if they wee the president. Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.
"All About George Washington” Classroom Book:
Copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student and have them write and draw what they know about George Washington. Collect each student paper and make a classroom book binding or stapling book together.
“All About Abraham Lincoln” Classroom Book:
Copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student and have them write and draw what they know about Abraham Lincoln. Collect each student paper and make classroom binding or stapling book together.
Student Booklet & Worksheets:
“George Washington “ or “Abraham Lincoln” Fact Student Booklet:
Copy and assemble each of the booklets for each student. There are two booklet pages to each sheet, one about Washington and one about Lincoln . You can copy as many pages as you would like students to do. Students fill in the blank of each president page and then draw a picture of what they wrote.
Washington & Lincoln Nonfiction Organizers:
After reading the books “ The Story ofGeorge Washington” & “The Story of Abraham Lincoln” and other books about the presidents have students fill out this nonfiction organizer with 3 facts they have learned about each of the presidents. Students must include a topic and concluding sentences about the president. At the bottom of the sheet students write out their facts and conclusion into sentences to make a paragraph. This
paragraph can be typed up to make a classroom book or a student display. Note;
You could just have students pick either Lincoln or Washington instead of doing them both.
Washington & Lincoln Venn Diagram :
After reading the stories a few times, students compare and contrast the two presidents. This can be done as a whole group or will older students in a center or during worktime.
Washington & Lincoln Art Project:
Copy and assemble Presidents using the directions and template page in unit. Hang presidents in hallway or in the classroom for decorations. I have included a little sign that students can attach to their presidents that they can write a fact about each president.
Presidents Real & Nonsense Words Directions:
Children place cards face down and take turns drawing a card. Student reads words and decides whether it is a real word or nonsense words. Child checks with partner or group to make sure he/she is accurate. Child writes words on t-chart on white board or use sheet provided in this resource (each student may have a sheet or you could use one sheet for the whole game). The next person takes a turn. Play until all cards have been used.
Presidents Make a Word Game
: Children take the flag heart (consonant & consonant blends are provided) and put it in front of a word chunk president to make a word. Children can write words on white boards or use the Make A Word worksheets provided.
Presidents Roll It! Read It Short Vowel Sounds:
Two game cards with words for Short Vowel Sounds of a, e, i, o & u; Students roll one dice and read the words or sentences in the row they have rolled.
President More, Less , or Equal Clip Game:
Children place a paper clip or clothes pin to the correct answer; more than, less than or equal to. Note:
Put a little sticker on the back of card in the correct answer space so students can self-correct their answers.
President Roll & Cover: (
2 different games): One Dice Roll:
Roll one die and count your dots. Cover the number of dots you rolled with your marker. Two players will need to use two different colors. Covering the most numbers wins! Two Dice Roll:
Roll two die and count your dots. Cover the number of dots you rolled with your marker. Two players will need to use two different colors.Covering the most numbers wins!
5 In A Row:
Roll 2 dice and cover the sum. If the sum is not open, it is your partners turn. The person who covers 5 in a row first wins! The flag in the middle is a free space!
Kids have some Presidents' Day fun while learning!
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