Posts Tagged "president’s day"

President’s Day Cherry Pie Recipe for Kids

Celebrate President’s Day with a myth surrounding George Washington. Our nation’s first president is known for many things, one of which is chopping down a cherry tree. As the story goes, the then-6-year-old George Washington took a brand new hatchet and chopped down his father’s beloved cherry tree. When asked by his father if he was the one who cut down the tree, he famously said, “I cannot tell a lie.” The historical truth of the story has never been proven. But, it’s still a fun tale to tell. After talking about the mythology of George and the cherry tree,...

President’s Day Mount Rushmore Kids’ Activities

Celebrate President’s Day with an art activity! Help your child to learn about more than one president with a Mount Rushmore project. Go online and research Mt. Rushmore, and the presidents that it depicts. Then, help your little learner to try one of these imaginative art activities. Mini Model Your child can make her own version of Mount Rushmore – using clay! Use stone-colored modeling clay to sculpt the presidents who are on the original monument. Help your child to create one face for each president, then press them onto a mountain of clay. Another option is to cover crumbled...

Celebrate President’s Day with Crafts, Games and More!

Happy President’s Day! It’s time to celebrate the commanders-in-chief – but how? Whether your child is a crafty kid, a trivia buff, a model-maker or simply loves to learn, these educational activities are perfect President’s Day ideas for your young student! Show your patriotism and craft an American flag. Go simple, using white paper with red and blue markers to draw the flag or get more creative. How? Use glitter and glue on card stock to make a sparkling version, cut apart pieces of felt to make a press and stick fabric flag or get glitzy with red, silver and...

President’s Day Kids’ Activities

President’s Day is right around the corner. The banks are closed, there might not be garbage pick-up and the kids don’t have school. You can skip a day cashing checks or setting out cans for the trash truck, but what about your kids? Instead of spending the day stuck in front of the TV, check out these President’s Day activities that can keep your children entertained (and educated!) on their day off. Presidential play. Grab dad’s suit jacket, make a mock beard using craft felt and use those old hats from Halloween costumes to pretend play a president’s day. Go...

President’s Day Kids’ Coin Crafts

Put the commanders-in-chief on display in this artsy President’s Day activity! Celebrate historical giants such as Abraham Lincoln and George Washington with a crafty coin creation. How? If you have a penny and a quarter, you’re half way there. Start by showing your child the coins. Ask her to take a good look at them, noting the picture on the front. Talk about the pint-sized portraits on the coins (make sure that your child understands that these are our past presidents). Grab a piece of paper and a few markers or crayons. Cut the paper into a circle and invite...