President’s Day Book-Making Kids’ Craft
Help your child to better understand American history with a President’s Day activity. Create a portrait-filled biography of a president together, writing and drawing a historical account of the figure’s life. Start with some basic research, looking online or reading books about presidents. Review a few different presidents and ask your child to choose one for this project. Later on they can go back and create another biography book for other presidents.
- Cardboard (reuse the front and back of a cereal, cracker or other box)
- Construction paper
- Markers or crayons
- A hole punch
- Create one page for each era or significant moment in the president’s life. Help your child to make a timeline of specific points, dividing them up into different pages.
- Draw a picture on each page. Using the construction paper and markers or crayons, your child can illustrate an event.
- Add words. You may need to do this for your younger child. Older kids can write a sentence or two to describe the illustrations.
- Punch two or three holes on the left side of each piece of construction paper, making sure they are in the same area on each page.
- Cut the cardboard into the same size as the construction paper. Have your child draw a book cover onto the front.
- Punch holes on the left side, in the same space as the holes in the construction paper.
- Thread cut pieces of yarn through the holes to bind the book together.