Easel by TpT
Seamlessly assign resources as digital activities

Learn how in 5 minutes with a tutorial resource. Try it Now  

US Presidents Activity: Word Search: Fun for Presidents' Day

Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
2: 1 fact find with answer key
Share this resource


Presidents: Are you looking for a fun reading activity to use when studying United States Presidents (see below for a list of presidents included)? How about an activity for Presidents' Day that focuses on more than just Washington and Lincoln? How about incorporating this themed informational "fact find" about Presidents into your studies! It has random facts about some of the presidents. Your students will enjoy this fun 'fact find' style word search! If your students are like mine, they love these puzzles.

Scroll down for a list of more fact finds.
FREE Fact Find Extension Activity List

Keep the challenge level in mind when deciding if this 'all about' Presidents fact find will work for your class. Words are found forward, backward, up, down, and diagonal. I would consider it on the challenging side since students are looking for words in all directions. Because of some of the vocabulary and the nature of the historical events, this is probably more suitable for fourth grade and above.

Please see the list below as to what terms/words this sheet covers.

If you use my interactive social studies notebooks, these are great to fold in half and glue into the notebooks, OR you can have them cut off the written part below the divider line and glue that part in the notebooks. It's a great way to have a short version of important facts for review later in the year or to have a list of writing topics.

This is not just any 'ole puzzle. It doesn't just include words to find. It includes random facts about some of the presidents. The format uses bullet marks, which can help your students remember the information. Within each fact, a word (or words) is underlined. Those are the words the students will find in the puzzle.

For example, one of the facts says: "James Garfield only served 200 days in office in 1881. He was the first President to use a telephone. The White House telephone number was “1”.
"Garfield" is underlined, and that is the word they will find in the puzzle.

I use word searches to introduce vocabulary, or even just give it as morning work to introduce the topic of the day. Perfect for a sub, too.

There are many options for using this word search 'fact find'. One option is to have students partner up and practice fluency. They can take turns reading the sentences. This can be used for a writing activity. Have them take the facts from the puzzle and turn them into a paragraph, changing out some of the words to make it their own. Parents can work with their child to find the words.They can even fold it in half and glue it into an interactive notebook for future reference when they lack a writing topic. It's great for triggering ideas. No matter when or how you use it, kids are sure to enjoy reading the fun facts about Presidents. Feel free to be creative and use it in your classroom however you would like.

The presidents included on this fact find are as follows:
(A fun fact is given about each of these presidents.)

*Teddy Roosevelt
*"James"as a first name for 6 Presidents
*Franklin Delano Roosevelt

FACT FINDS you will like:
Candy Corn
Maps and Globes
Veterans Day
Main Idea
Literary Elements
December and Christmas
Non-Fiction Text Structure
Candy Canes and Christmas Cards
New Year's and January
Winter and Snow
Martin Luther King, Jr.
100th Day of School
Valentine's Day
Nonfiction Text Features
Black History Month
Colonial Leaders
Abraham Lincoln
George Washington
Christopher Columbus
St. Patrick's Day
Women's History
March and Spring
Pie in America (incorporate into Pi Day)
Earth Day
Mother's Day
Cinco de Mayo
Memorial Day
Back to School

***** Please, if you see a typo, send me a message before you rate the product. I do my best to not make mistakes, but I am human and can overlook one from time to time. I can get things corrected quickly and have it ready for you to redownload. Thank you ahead of time. I really appreciate it. *****

For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.
Total Pages
2: 1 fact find with answer key
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up