Sunday, January 26, 2014

February is around the Corner…Time to Salute our Presidents

Presidents’ Day is coming and with it comes a great time for many fun activities and learning about our nations’ Leaders of the past.   Here are some ideas for the classroom that students will enjoy….

-          Engage students in a discussion about what they know about the job of being the President of the United States.  What do they think is most important?

-          Hold a mock classroom debate on the topic of Presidential term limits. Are they a good idea? Why or why not?

-          President for a Day- Students imagine they are President for a day!  What would they do? What would their day be like?

-          Creating a timeline about all the Presidents of the United States

-          Creating a new monument for a past President

-          Presidential Powers- Students discuss the powers of the President  and then write down an idea for a new power for the President of the United States.

-          Presidents picture book- Students can create a picture book of their favorite Presidents with illustrations and explain the reasons for the choice of favorites.

-          Presidents’ name  Word Search / Word Scramble

-          Follow the Leader- Have the students split into teams and  try to arrange photos of the Presidents in chronological order

-          Presidents’ Day Crafts- Students can create cotton ball wigs, flags, Washington’s cherry tree,  Lincoln’s hat??

  These are just a few ideas….Have fun celebrating and learning about the Leaders of our great country.



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