Homeschooling gives us the opportunity to celebrate lots of smaller holidays that we don’t normally get the time to learn about. President’s Day is one of those holidays that is fun to celebrate as you study history or Presidents of the United States.
Teach your kids about this federal holiday with these fun President’s Day crafts.
President’s Day is a federal holiday that is celebrated on the third Monday of February. It was traditionally created to celebrate George Washington’s birthday on February 22nd.
It was renamed President’s Day to honor both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays since they are so close together. Lincoln’s birthday is on February 12th.
Today, it is a holiday where many federal businesses are closed such as banks, the post office, cities and towns. It’s also a day where many retail business offer great President’s Day sales.
This day can be marked by public ceremonies in Washington D.C. and on television. Now it is a day that is generally used to honor and celebrate ALL the past presidents of our nation.
Learning about the presidents through crafts:
Since we homeschool, we always like to take advantage of holidays and use them as a learning experience. President’s Day is a great one to teach your younger children about the original presidents.
One of my favorite ways to do this is through crafts.
Since President’s Day originally celebrates George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, you will find the most crafts for these famous men. It would be fun to read some books about them, and learn some fun facts as you are creating the crafts.