31 Presidents Day Activities for February

How to make fun President’s Day activities, crafts, and recipes this President’s Day weekend.  These easy President’s Day activities include a duct tape flag, photobooth props, patriotic centerpiece, toilet paper roll wig, President’s Day t-shirts, Abe Lincoln hat, handprint art, mini president figures, finger puppets, clip art, kid coins, log cabin, American bald eagle, preisdent silhouettes, president memory cards, mobile, worksheets, games and recipes.

Presidents Day Activities for February

Here are easy President’s Day activities with lots of pictures so you can make them at home as fun activities for kids, preschool, or even a play date.

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When is President’s Day?

When is Presidents Day?  Presidents’ Day in 2014 is on Monday, the 17th of February.  In the United States, Presidents Day is always celebrated on the third Monday of February.

*  2015 on Monday, February 16
*  2016 on Monday, February 15
*  2017 on Monday, February 20

Presidents Day is a federal holiday officially designated as George Washington’’s Birthday on February 22. While the holiday is officially Washington’s Birthday, it has become known as “President’s Day”, honoring both Washington and Lincoln, as well as all the other men who have served as president.

President’s Day Activities

President's Day

1.  President’s Day Photo Booth Props ~ How fun are these photo booth props?!  They’re simple to make too!  Grab some card stock and glue because these are a definite must have for President’s Day!

DIY Duct Tape Flag

2.  DIY Duct Tape Flag ~ Make a super-easy, patriotic flag with duct tape! This one is fun for teens and tweens, too. Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com includes a fun tip for making star-shapes with a paper punch, too. Because the duct tape and STYROFOAM Brand Foam are tough stuff and hold up to the elements, you can hang this patriotic flag decor indoors and out.

President’s Day Decorations

Pottery Barn Inspired Patriotic Banner

3.  Pottery Barn Inspired Patriotic Banner ~ Inspired by a Pottery Barn version, this banner is patriotical decor perfection! Make one using her step-by-step tutorial! Then decorate for any patriotic holiday with your festive banner!

Patriotic Flair Printables

4.  Patriotic Flair Printables ~ These classic party printables are a must have for your Memorial Day, Independence Day, Military Welcome Home Parties, Flag Day and Labor Day celebrations. It’s a great patriotic set that features stars and stripes and classic colors. The set includes a banner, fill-in menu, place cards, water bottle labels, party circles that can be used for cupcake toppers or embellishments as well as patterned paper for medallions.

Patriotic Centerpiece Kids Craft {Paper Crafts}

5.  Patriotic Centerpiece Kids Craft {Paper Crafts} ~ Oh the grand red, white and blue! Have your children create this Patriotic Centerpiece paper crafts and display it for both Memorial Day and for The 4th of July. This craft is great for children ages 4 and up.

George Washington

Toilet Paper Roll Wig

6.  Toilet Paper Roll Wig ~ This wig seriously cracks me up!  It’s made with empty toilet rolls, white paint and fabric scraps.  

 George Washington Craft {free template}

7.  George Washington Craft {free template} ~ Construct a mini George Washington from an empty toilet paper roll.  Use the free template that’s available in black and white or color to decorate the roll.

Abraham Lincoln

President's Day

8.  President’s Day T-Shirts {Tutorial} ~ These t-shirts would be a fun craft to make with the kiddos while they are out of school today.  Although perfect for President’s Day, they are cute and clever enough to wear year round.  You can print out the template for free and follow the tutorial for making your own freezer paper stencils.

Paper Plate Abe Lincoln Hat

9.  Paper Plate Abe Lincoln Hat ~ This paper plate Abe Lincoln hat is simple enough that little ones can even get involved. It’s a fun craft for Presidents’ Day.

Abe Lincoln Art {free template}

10.  Abe Lincoln Art {free template} ~ Use this free printable template to make a picture of honest Abe. You can have your child decorate it with crayons, yarn and googly eyes.

Handprint Abraham Lincoln

11.  Handprint Abraham Lincoln ~ Turn your child’s handprint into a portrait of Abe Lincoln.  I guarantee you won’t get any complaints because what child doesn’t love getting messy with paint?!  

President’s Clip Art

$3 Presidents Day Activity clip art12.  $3 Presidents Day Activity clip art of Barack Obama, his Portuguese Water Dog, Bo, Air Force 1, a top secret folder, George Washington and the Liberty Bell, White House and Statue of Liberty. 

$2 President's Day Clip Art

13.  $2 President’s Day Clip Art ~ The unit includes 12 images that are perfect for incorporating into your Presiden’t Day lesson plan.

President’s Day Crafts

Mini President Figurines

14.  Mini President Figurines ~ A fun way to celebrate President’s Day is to decorate mini wooden figures to resemble Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.

President's Day Finger Puppets

15.  President’s Day Finger Puppets ~ Celebrate Presidents’ Day with these quick and easy paper finger puppets of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Log Cabin Craft

16.  Log Cabin Craft ~ Kids love to glue things together.  They will especially have fun making Abraham Lincoln’s log cabin on construction paper with the fun peep hole.

Presiden't Day Crafts

17.  Kid Coins ~ This is such a fun craft for children to make after a lesson in currency and the President’s on them.  Using shrinky dinks children can design their own coins. 

President’s Day Coloring Pages

President's Day Coloring Pages

18.  President’s Day Coloring Pages ~ Here are a bunch of great printables for helping kids learn about U.S. history.  

President's Day Coloring Page
19.  George Washington Coloring Page ~ A simple coloring page of the first President of the United States, George Washington.

Presidents Day Art Projects

President's Day American Bald Eagle

20.  President’s Day American Bald Eagle ~ A footprint and both handprints construct this adorable American Bald Eagle.  Perfect for pre-k and kindergarten ages.

President Silhouettes {free printable}

21.  President Silhouettes {free printable} ~ Abraham Lincoln and George Washington silhouettes are painted on top of the Gettysburg address and excerpts from Washington’s Farewell Address.

President’s Day Fun Facts

President's Day Memory Match

22.  President’s Day Memory Match ~ An interactive way to help children learn the symbols of the USA.  A fun game to play while learning at the same time.

President's Day Activities

23.  American President’s Cards ~ Print these free President cards for a game of memory and learn the Presidents of the United States at the same time! You could also cut out the cards, mount them on red, white and blue card, and string them as a banner.

President’s Day Reading Activities

History of President's Day {preK-5th grade}

24.  History of President’s Day {preK-5th grade} ~ Free printable worksheets that include math, science, geography, visual arts, language arts, social studies and drama.


President's Day Worksheet
25.  George Washington vs. Abraham Lincoln ~ This activity is a fun way for children to learn about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln fluency and fact sorting sheets.

Presidents Day Printables

President's Day Crafts

26.  President’s Day Mobile {free printable} ~ Free printable pages to create a mobile with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  Simply download, print, color and assemble.

President's Day Printables

27.  President’s Day Printables ~ Download and print these adorable free cupcake toppers and flags to decorate treats/snacks for President’s Day.

President's Day Printables

28.  Patriotic Bingo ~ Enjoy a fun game of patriotic bingo with the kids during Election Day.

President’s Day Recipes

President's Day
29.  Presidents’ Day Muffin Tin Meal ~ Made out of watermelon, string cheese, cucumbers, pretzels, and George Washington sandwich.

American Flag Marshmallow Pops

30.  American Flag Marshmallow Pops ~ Check out these adorable, not to mention yummy, American flag marshmallow pops! Easy than you’d think to make thanks to this great tutorial. Makes a festive addition to your patriotical festivities!

Rice Crispy Treat Flags

31.  Rice Crispy Treat Flags ~ These pre made Rice Krispie Treat Flags are so easy to make…no frosting!  You can put them together ahead of time and serve them up at your Olympics party.  They look especially festive mounted in a bowl of read white and blue gum balls.


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