Presidents’ Day comes around each year on the 3rd Monday of February. Many schools find it a natural time to teach students about the presidency. Check out these fun facts and inexpensive Presidents’ Day Crafts and Recipes that you can do at home with the kids to celebrate and learn.
Just The Facts
Did you know that Presidents’ Day is actually known by various names?
The federal government refers to the day as Washington’s Birthday. Some state governments, businesses, and individuals refer to this special day in February as Washington and Lincoln’s Birthday.
And among those folks who refer to the day as Presidents’ Day, you may find a variety ofspellings. In addition to the apostrophe after the s, some people put the apostrophe before the final s (President’s) or use no apostrophe at all (Presidents) (Source: Wikipedia).
Did you know that the number of Presidents honored on the day may differ by individual or group?
The day was the first U.S. federal holiday established in honor of a person, George Washington. Over time, people celebrated not only George Washington’s birthday and life on this day, but began honoring other presidents with February birthdays.
The three other presidents with birthdays in the second month of the year include William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln, and Ronald Reagan. Thereby, the shift to many people calling the original Washington’s Day by other names (History.com).
Did you know that President’s Day and the days surrounding it have become big retail sales days?
Because this time of year coincides with stores needing to clear out some categories of merchandise to make way for new models, President’s Day and the period surrounding it have become a convenient opportunity to push enticing sales deals.
Presidents’ Day Crafts Fun
You and the kiddos can enjoy some presidential arts and craftiness with the following easy projects:
Bald Eagle Handprint & Footprint Craft-Reading Confetti shows you how to easily transform your kids prints into soaring symbols of the nation.
Log Cabin Craft–A fun hands on tribute to President Lincoln from No Time For Flashcards.
Pom-Pom American Flag Painting-Michelle at Crafty Morning shows you how a few craft supplies and ingenuity can make for a clever patriotic piece of art.
President Lincoln & Washington Toilet Paper Tube Craft-Such an impactful, intriguing craft upcycle from Surviving A Teacher’s Salary.
Star Spangled Slime-Super colorful slime from MomDot that is sure to mesmerize the young’uns.
Stove Pipe Hat–A made of paper “tip of the hat” to Abraham Lincoln.
Uncle Sam Mask-This simple project from Busy Bee Kids Crafts “Wants You” to give it a try.
Have the kids help you create some presidential/patriotic eats such as:
Abe Cake-This fun creation from Everyday Art will have you and the kids mixing it up and topping this cake with an eye-catching powdered sugar silhouette.
Cherry Marshmallow Pops & Top Hat Marshmallow Pops-A presidential nod to tasty fun from Sweet Simple Stuff.
Cherry Pie Cookie Cups– Easy-peasy pie fixing from Lemon Tree Dwelling that does not require chopping down a cherry tree.
President’s Day Cookies-Nilla Wafers get quite the dressing up to bear a fun resemblance to Presidents’ Washington and Lincoln with this recipe from Party Pinching.
Presidents Day George Washington Pancakes-Jill from Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons shows you how to celebrate a presidential breakfast, lunch, or dinner and have a lot of fun with the kids while at it.
Red, White, And Blue Rice Krispie Treat Pinwheels-Marshmallowtastic goodness from Hungry Happenings.
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