Early Childhood Activity Bank
Presidents Day recognizes the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and honors all presidents.
Help your children learn to recognize and identify the current president. Hang several newspaper or magazine photos of the president where students can easily see them. Label the pictures with his name.
Read stories about past presidents, especially Lincoln and Washington. Although the 200 year time span is difficult for young children, you are bound to have a few budding historians who can relate to "long ago" and the differences in transportation, clothing, and other details. Books include Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books by Kay Winters; Don't Know Much About the Presidents by Kenneth C. Davis; and George Washington's Teeth by Deborah Chandra and Madeleine Comora. (This book about Washington can connect with another February celebration, Dental Health Month.)
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