There are many fun ways to learn about Presidents Day from home and keep the kids entertained on their day off. Take a virtual field trip, read a book or do a craft.
Abraham Lincoln’s Home – https://artsandculture.google.com/u/0/story/AwUR7IXhfshLKg
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Museum – http://www.fdrlibraryvirtualtour.org/index.asp
The White House – https://www.whitehousehistory.org/tour-the-white-house-in-360-degrees
Mount Rushmore – https://www.nps.gov/moru/learn/photosmultimedia/virtual-tour.htm
Books to Read
If I Ran for President
By Catherine Stier
A multicultural cast of children imagines what it would be like to run for president. The entertaining yet informative text is a good conversation starter for discussions on the election process.
By Anne Rockwell
Follow along as the kids in Mrs. Madoff’s class are introduced to this staple of the elementary school classroom.
By Julia Moberg
This rollicking, rhyming look at the animal residents of the White House introduces each set of pets with a funny verse along with cool facts and presidential stats. This trek through history will delight any animal-loving kid.
President’s Day Activity
Coin Rubbings – Place a piece of white paper over the coins, and lightly color over it until the different shapes appear. Use different colors and coins to create a one-of-a-kind piece of Presidential art.