President’s Day Preschool Theme Crafts

Written by Nicole Dean

by Aunt B

Copyright 2004-2006 Story Soup Kids, a division of Enchanted Corner

Kids President’s Day Crafts

George Washington’s Cherry Tree

  • Green Paint
  • Brown Paint
  • Red Paint
  • Paper
  • Paint Brush

Paint your child’s arm and hand brown. Make an arm/hand print on your paper. Have your child use their hand to make green hand prints for leaves. Last you will need to use your finger or thumb to make cherry prints with red paint.

Abe Lincoln’s Log Cabin

  • Popsicle Stick
  • Construction Paper
  • Penny
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Glue popsicle sticks side by side on your paper. Cut a triangle for a roof, a rectangle for a door, and a square for a window. Glue all these pieces in place. Glue the shiny penny on the square window to show Abe Lincoln looking out the window.

Abe Lincoln Hat

  • Black Construction Paper (Large Sheets)
  • Tape
  • Scissors

Cut the paper to fit around your child’s head. Tape it to form the hat. Take another large sheet of construction paper and make a small slit in the middle of the paper, pull this paper over your child’s head and tape the middle of this paper to the inside of your long tube that fit around your child’s head. This should look like Abe’s hat.

Recommended President’s Day Books to Read

Abe Lincoln’s Hat (Step into Reading, Step 3)
Written By: Martha Brenner
Abraham Lincoln, one of our greatest presidents, started out in life as an absent-minded frontier lawyer. How did he nudge his memory? He stuck letters, court notes, contracts, and even his checkbook in his trademark top hat. When he took off his hat, it was all there!

Arthur Meets the President : An Arthur Adventure (Arthur Adventure Series)
Written by: Marc Brown
Arthur’s essay wins a contest and he has to read it to the President in a special ceremony at the White House.

George Washington’s Teeth
Written by: Deborah Chandra
A rollicking rhyme portrays George Washington’s lifelong struggle with bad teeth.

Cooking with Kids
Hoecakes and Tea

(Washington ate this for breakfast)

2cups Cornmeal
1 ½ Teaspoon Salt
4 Teaspoons sugar
Mixing bowl
2 Cups of water
4 Tablespoons of margarine
Saucepan
Mixing spoon
½ Cup Milk
Skillet
Additional margarine for frying
Spatula
Honey
Tea bag of your choice

Preparing the mix:
Place cornmeal, salt, and sugar into a mixing bowl.
Put the water and margarine in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
Slowly pour this hot mixture over the cornmeal while mixing.
Gradually add the milk as you continue stirring.

Cooking the hoecakes:
Heat the skillet and generously grease with margarine.
When the skillet is hot, drop spoonfuls of the batter onto the skillet, cook until golden brown on both sides.
Serve topped with honey and a cup of warm tea.

This recipe makes 24 four-inch hoecakes.

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