3 fun ways to celebrate President’s Day with your kids
By Aimee Heckel
Valentine’s Day is over, but in February, the holidays are set up to immediately Tarzan onto the next. President’s Day is the third Monday of the month — yeah, that’d be today, in case you didn’t have major plans of epic proportions.
Maybe you’re not euphoric about President’s Day, but as a parent, it can be a ton of fun — and a great opportunity to teach your kids a bit about our country.
Here are three fun ways to celebrate President’s Day with your kids.
1. Write a letter to President Obama.
ABCTeach.com has a form letter your kids can print out and use, including the address of the White House. You can even email President Obama. The AfterSchoolAlliance offers guidelines on how to organize your letter, too.
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2. Play a quiz game.
This is a great way to learn new facts about American history. Check out FamilyEducation‘s online quiz for starters, but feel free to make your own Trivial Pursuit-style game, too. Here’s a quiz about the Presidents and their dogs. Younger kids may enjoy this printable Abraham Lincoln matching game. Don’t forget President-themed crossword puzzles for added entertainment.
3. Decorate the house with patriotic crafts.
This might be as simple as coloring pictures of past Presidents or making an American flag out of construction paper. For something a little more amusing, make Abe Lincoln or Uncle Sam beards out of cotton balls or construction paper. Or craft some finger puppets using loose change as the face of the respective Presidents.
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