So it’s President’s Day again and you’re kids are home with you. How do you keep them learning while they’re home from school? I have the same problem each year and have spent a considerable amount of time researching ways to help them learn about WHY we celebrate President’s Day. I’ve compiled many of my favorite President’s Day activities to share with your family.
President’s Day Family Activities
Take your child on a virtual tour of the government, follow the President around for a day, and more on PBS’ interactive: The Democracy Project.
Make, and then read, one of these handy President George Washington books or President Abraham Lincoln books with your child. This is a great way to practice reading, vocabulary, spatial, and handwriting skills with your child.
Visit an educational virtual museum for primary students and learn tons of facts about our 1st and 16th Presidents, written in an easy to read manner that most moderate readers can handle.
Peruse the Cybraryman’s President’s page and learn a little about all of the Presidents.
If you’re lucky enough to live near Westmoreland County or Fairfax County, Virgina or Springfield, Illinois or Hodgenville, Kentucky you could visit the George Washington Birthplace National Monument, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Abraham Licoln’s birthplace, or the Lincoln Home Historic Site. Our family visted Lincoln’s birthplace last summer and had so much fun learning about this President.
You could also honor these Presidents by spending the day giving back and volunteering in your community. These Presidents both believed that our country could be a haven and a leader–what better way to show that than to help make your community a little better?
How will you celebrate President’s Day? Do you have any resources to share? Leave them in the comments!
Image credits: Abraham Lincoln Statue – Tony the Misfit
Amanda Henson is Parentella’s Community Manager and owner of High Impact Mom, a socially aware mom-blog.
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