21 Fun Presidents Day Activities and Crafts


Celebrating President’s Day can be so much fun with these 21 easy presidents day activities and crafts for kids.  I’ve got free printables and templates for George Washington wigs, Abraham Lincoln’s hat, cabin crafts, President’s Day crafty food, and so much more!

When is President’s Day?

When is Presidents DayPresidents’ Day in 2017 is on Monday, the 20th of February.  In the United States, Presidents Day is always celebrated on the third Monday of February.

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.

Presidents Day Activities

1.  Presidential Powdered Wig ~ Not only will the kids have fun making these wigs, but they’ll have a blast wearing and playing with them.

2.  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.

Presidents' Day Muffin Tin Meal

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

Presidents Day Activities

Presidents Day Activities

4.  Edible Log Cabin ~ Another super-simple President’s Day craft project. This isn’t something that kids will be able to keep, but it’s a fun little project that will let them play with their food!

5.  Lincoln’s Log Sorting Center ~ Sort “logs” onto Lincoln’s “cabins”. Once they fill a cabin up with logs, they’ve built it! (And, wowie-wow-wow are Firsties proud of themselves after they’ve “built” a cabin!

Are you taller than Abraham Lincoln?

6.  Are you taller than Abraham Lincoln?  A life-size paper replica of 6 foot 4 inches tall Abraham Lincoln and fun activity for the kids on President’s Day.

US Presidents Printable Cards

7.  US President Printable Cards ~ Use these as flash cards, game cards, matching cards, guess who cards, sorting cards (names, letters, numbers, facial features, etc), coloring cards or whatever you want.

Facts about Abraham Lincoln and Facts about George Washington

8.  Facts about Abraham Lincoln and Facts about George Washington ~ Since President’s Day is right around the corner we spent the week learning about some of the symbols of our nation and a few of our great leaders.

Presidents Day Crafts

Presidents Day Crafts

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

Presidents Day Crafts

10.  George Washington and Abraham Lincoln Craft ~Paper piece together the faces of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as a fun craft for Presidents day.

Celebrate Presidents Day

Celebrate Presidents Day

11.  Craft Toilet Paper Tube Presidents ~ Construct replicas of two of the most famous U.S. Presidents—Abraham Lincoln and George Washington—using toilet paper rolls as their foundation.

12.  All About the Presidents Mini Book ~ learn about a few of the great men who served as President of the United States with this mini book activity.

Presidents Day Craft
13.  Presidents Day Craft ~ We also make George and Abe using the same shape. Right side up is Abe and upside down is George.

Paper Plate Abraham Lincoln Craft

14.  Paper Plate Abraham Lincoln Craft ~ Cut the middle out of a paper plate, glue on a black hat, and finger paint brown around the bottom for the beard.

Paper Plate George Washington

15.  Paper Plate George Washington ~ How adorable are these President Washington’s out of paper plates!

How to Draw the Presidents
16.  How to Draw the Presidents ~ Use this directed drawing techniques to teach how to draw George Washington and Abraham Lincoln for President’s Day.

Celebrating Presidents Day

17.  Celebrating Presidents Day ~ A great roundup of President’s Day activities for homeschoolers with links to site with printable activities.

Eight Presidents Day Crafts from FreeKidsCrafts.com

18.  Eight Presidents Day Crafts from FreeKidsCrafts.com ~ Making crafts and taking time out to study our nation’s presidents with kids is a great way to incorporate learning and fun.

Ten President's Day Crafts,

19.  Ten President’s Day Crafts, Money Preschool Activities and Kindergarten Lessons and Printables from Kids Soup.com

President's Day holiday

20.  Counting Makes “CENTS” with Abraham Lincoln and George Washington ~   President’s Day holiday I created a Early American patriotic-themed coins-counting game. It’s not free, but it’s only $1 to download.

$3 Presidents Day Activity clip art

21.  $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.

More President’s Day Activities:

Thanks Ladies! I just adore these ideas! Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie blog button. You earned it! {{knuckle bumps}} Also, don’t forget to check out the Tip Junkie Facebook page for even more activities for kids, creative ideas, and free tutorials.

Also, If you have an activity you’d like featured, feel free to submit it to the Tip Junkie site. It just takes a second. {wink}

Tip Junkie ~ Laurie Turk

Creating Memories that Endure,



  1. Comment-Anonymous Kristen

    Those are the printable president cards I made last year. Here is the link to my actual blog http://mrshomeec.blogspot.com/2011/02/few-things-for-presidents-day.html. I was excited to see them your site.

  2. 2
  3. Comment-Anonymous Karen @MSEnthusiast

    The finger puppets are too cute. That’s a great way to keep them connected to history. Coins are something we use every day. There’s a little piece of history on every coin. The cotton ball wig is adorable too.

  4. 3
  5. Comment-Anonymous Kara

    You should totally make those replicas and sell them! I’d buy one! That’s a fun idea!

Leave a Reply