Presidents Day is coming up, and that means it’s time to learn about the presidents!
There are many things to learn about them, like their policies and what they did while in office.
These free printable Presidents Day activities will help you teach your upper elementary-aged students about the presidents.
Presidents Day Activities
There are lots of fun ways to learn more about the presidents, from watching documentaries to reading biographies.
Why not try some of these activities with your kids this Presidents’ Day? They’ll definitely learn a lot, and they’ll have a great time too!
What is Presidents Day?
Presidents Day is a federally recognized holiday in the United States held on the third Monday of February.
On this day, we honor the presidents of the United States, both past and present.
Presidents of the United States
In the printable pack (scroll down to download) you’ll find a list of all the presidents of the United States from George Washington to Joe Biden.
Choose one or more books about presidents for your kids to read (or for you to read aloud) in the weeks leading up to Presidents Day.
Depending on the ages and reading levels of your children, you could choose nonfiction picture books for your younger kids or a full chapter book for your older ones.
Then, have your children fill in the graphic organizer included in today’s free printable.
Challenge older students to turn the information they’ve gathered on the graphic organizer into a written report, if you’d like.
Why do we celebrate Presidents’ Day?
After learning about Presidents’ Day and reading about one or more Presidents of the United States, have children complete the writing prompt “Celebrating Presidents’ Day is important because…” on the writing page included in the printable at the end of this post.
Presidents Day Word Scramble
Children will have fun unscrambling the names of eight US Presidents. If your younger children would like to participate in this activity, you may need to provide them a word bank to work from.
Presidents Word Search
Word searches are fun for kids, and they’re great skill builders, too. Children work on visual discrimination as they search the grid for the correct letters.
They work on spelling skills as they find all of the letters in the featured words.
And, they strengthen fine motor skills as they grip their writing utensils and circle the words on the grid.
US Presidents Crossword Puzzle
The US Presidents crossword puzzle is a lot of fun for older kids. This one requires a bit of internet research to find fun facts about the presidents in order to complete the puzzle. An answer key is provided.
BOOKS ABOUT US PRESIDENTS
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about US Presidents. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.