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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Presidents' Day Activities

Lesson Plan Activities

Presidents' Day is celebrated in February to honor two of our greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. The holiday is celebrated in the United States on the third Monday in February. If you are like me,  you are always looking for themed activities to incorporate into the classroom. Themed activities offer a change of pace while still providing curriculum for productive learning.

Presidents' Day Bookmarks - I think a new bookmark every month is a great activity for just about any elementary grade.  It's a fun way to get kids motivated to read. They love marking their page with a  creative new bookmark that they helped make. These always make a fun and quiet morning work activity. Here is another choice for a Presidents' Day bookmark.

Presidents' Day Coloring Page- Students can color this sheet after they do a writing activity on this paper - Presidents' Day Writing Paper. Here are some other choices for President's Day writing paper: writing paper, writing paper

Presidents' Day finger puppets - very cute and made with coins. Students can write their own play or read and present facts about these two presidents to the class.

Presidents' Day reading comprehension activity- You can use this activity with the finger puppet activity above for a reading/language arts lesson. It even has questions you can use for a grade.

Presidents' Day wordsearch - After completing the wordsearch, have the students use the words in complete sentences or try to write a short paragraph.  Grade it for proper punctuation and sentence structure.

Presidents' Day wordsearch - Here is another wordsearch. It has some great vocabulary that you could use for a social studies discussion on government.

Presidents' Day Word Scramble - Press the 'get it' button to download this. The students can work with a partner to solve the scrambles. You can also do a dictionary activity with this where you have the kids look the words up in the dictionary and write down the page number of where they found the word.

How about some fun President's Day snacks - Presidents' Day cupcake ideas
Another cupcake idea using pictures of the presidents.


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