A different view of the presidency-from the dining table!
Presidents Washington (1789) through Garfield (1881)
22-slide PowerPoint version with a worksheet included at the end.
Name of President and First Lady
Years in Office
2 Key Events and/or Fun Facts from Presidency
(minimal politics, fine for kids 1st-12th)
Two Favorite Foods, One with a recipe in the separate booklet
Pictures of President and First Lady
Picture of State China Pattern
1. If I Were President writing prompts:
My favorite foods would be
I would be married to
I would be remembered for something silly
And something nice.
2. Drawing/coloring template:
My dinner dishes would look like...
This could be presented a few presidents each day in February as part of a President's Day unit or all at once.
Add the recipe booklet and make some or all of the presidential favorites! Recipes are all extremely simple and easy to prep and make.
Take a vote on which recipes to try!
For older students, allow them to choose recipes to prepare in small groups and then have them present information about their president and share the dish with the class!
The recipes indicated on the slides are sold separately. There is one recipe per president (20 total); simple recipes for you to prep, easy for kids to help make and enjoy!
Check the formatting before use to account for different versions of PowerPoint.
Slideshows, Worksheet and Recipe Booklet bundled here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Presidents-First-Ladies-Favorite-Foods-LessonsSlideshow-Recipe-Booklet-Bundle-2314501
If you prefer the Google Slides version, click here:
I hope your students enjoy this different view of the presidency!