President’s Day can be a lot of fun. These fun President’s Day crafts are sure to a hit. These crafts are very easy and can be enjoyed by children of a variety of ages. Discus’s President’s Day with your children and briefly explore our Presidents. which is your child’s favorite? Why? Ask your child if they have political ambitions, and what they would do if they were the president.
Presidential Place mats
you will need:
construction paper in a variety of colors
plain white paper
glue or tape
clear shelf laminate
Use one piece of construction paper as your background, I would recommend red or blue. Help your child to color the presidential seal, on the white paper, cut it out and transfer to the center of the construction paper. Set aside. Next choose another piece of construction paper, and have your child draw scenes involving the life of his favorite president. For example perhaps he could draw a picture of President John F. Kennedy in the center, then around the edges of the paper he could draw a launching rocket, pictures of the beach at Martha’s Vineyard, children attending Head Start preschool , etc. When you are done with this set it aside. Continue on until you have 4 place mats ( or as many as your desire). On a clean surface cut off a piece of laminate slightly larger than your paper. Remove backing and place the paper in the center of the laminate. Cut another length of paper, the same size, remove backing, and place on the other side of the paper. Both sides should now be covered in laminate. Trim the edges as needed to even. Repeat as necessary. This is a project that even young toddlers can enjoy, and can be used with pictures cut from old magazines also.
Made very famous by Abraham Lincoln, and again by the iconic image of Uncle Sam tall top hats are synonymous with President, in the United States.
You will need:
Black construction paper
Red, white, and blue construction paper
To begin use a length of paper to “measure” the circumference of the child’s head. Next lay two pieces of black construction paper side by side length wise and tape at the seem. Trim if needed or add another piece of paper depending on the size of the paper, and child’s head, as needed. Gently roll into a tube and tape at the seem. Next trace the hat onto a piece of black construction paper. Carefully cut out the circle you have just traced, and tape to the top of hat. Fashion the remaining strip into the brim.
Repeat using white paper, for the Uncle Sam style hat. Cut a piece of blue construction paper into lengthwise strips. Tape the stripes even distances apart on the hat. Next cut out red stars. Tape the stars around the hat, over the stripes, randomly. You have a fantastic Uncle Sam hat!
Discuss with your child the history of our flag. Explain the significance of our stars and stripes. Explore some of the laws regarding how we care for our flag.
You will need :
star stickers ( found in office supplies and teaching materials)
white art paper
Have your child cut out several rectangle shapes. Next color in the upper left hand corner of each blue ( in a rectangle shape). Affix 50 white stars to each. Next color the stripes, alternating between red and white ( there should be 13). Now staple each flag to a straw “flag pole”.
The White House
you will need 1-3 card board boxes
Crayons, especially white crayons
This project is simple and fun. Arrange boxes on their sides and color them in to resemble The White House. Trim flaps, and color in to resemble bushes in the Rose Garden. Windows and doors add depth and fun!
Learn about the white house, and how it was built. Did you know it did not become the ” White House” until after an attack on American Soil by the British? I am providing some links for you and your child to learn more about President’s Day and our American Heritage.